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Us of the hairy legged fat tyre faith are faced with a dilema of note.........

 

What tyres to use for muddy conditions? I've got Maxxis Larsen, which roll quite well and my spare is a Maxxis Ranchero which rolls even better, but neither of them are really good when it comes to the sticky, gloopy snot we have around JHB (shhhhh!! the name police haven't found us yet).

 

What's good and what's bad for thw wet months?
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I forgot to post this and I don't know if it will help, but if it is wet and muddy try and use Spray and Cook on the tyres. The mud doesn't stick well to spray and cook (dont know why)

 

Good luck and happy days.

 

Cois

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Also have a look at the Bontrager Mud X, soft compound, grips well. Or you can take a gander at the Specialised (I think it's the) Huffalese?

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Spray and Cook on your tyres ?? Ok if you are unable to get your hands on S&C then try a Kenda Karma for size . In mud you want 1.95 or smaller . More clearance around shocks/frame and it does not pick up the mud like a 2.0+ would do . And before you ask , you can go around corner sideways with them if it is very nice and slimy .

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that as well . The Karma worked very well for me last year (remember the mub EVERYWHERE) when thing got a bit slippery . Only placed where they failed me was going over wet rock and tree roots ! Mub-X 1.8 !!!! Where can I see this thing ?

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Yeah, I helped a friend fit a set for a mid winter mud fest! I think they come from the same suppliers as Trek, Just Fun Cycling?

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Hey Dirt Rider, I also have this theory of thin tyres being better in mud as they also dig through the mud to the firm stuff and the benefit is the extra clearance, max I use on the back is 2.00x26 and the old 2.1 do duty on the front only because I haven't worn them out yet.

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