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Mountain Bike Tires: What Type?


Kiwi

What Tire Type Do You Use?  

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  1. 1. What Tire Type Do You Use?

    • Wire Beaded
      3
    • Kevlar Beaded (foldable)
      10
    • UST
      24


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What type of mountain bike tyre do you use or prefer?

Kiwi2009-05-21 02:17:00
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Definitely UST. Wish they could be a bit lighter, but they never puncture and I can run them as low as I would like.

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Definitely UST. Always pass guys in races fixing punctures on tubes. On the flip side - when you get tyre trouble on UST's you are in a world of pain. Tyre got slashed on a rocky section some time ago... Could'nt plug it since the hole/cut was too big, didn't have any tyre boots & Stan's splurted out. Had to wait an hour for support to supply me with new wire beaded tyre & tubes... Punctured 5 kays later and did not have any spares. Pushed bike and eventually got a lift on sweeper bikes & vehicles. Longest 56 kays ever...

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Hae been using UST (Crossmark LUST) and have not looked back ever since.......touch wood!!! smiley4.gif

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I have been using Kenda Karma for some time now. No problems until Saturday morning, 45 minutes before the start of the Lion Man at Mabalingwe. I noticed that I had a serious de-lamination problem and had to put a tube in. No further problem during the race. I am replacing the tyre though.(R383.00)

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I have been using Kenda Karma for some time now. No problems until Saturday morning' date='?45 minutes before the start of the Lion?Man at Mabalingwe. I noticed that I had a serious de-lamination problem and had to put a tube in. No further problem during the race. I am replacing the tyre though.(R383.00)[/quote']

 

 

 

you and i had a very similar proiblem except my plug didnt want to seal and it was exactly 45min before the race!!!

 

 

 

i currently use bontrager revolt super x tubeless tires but i am going over to conti mountain kings this week!!

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I use non-UST, kevlar bead tyres without tubes (thats what is recommended for tyre conversions I think). Works great, super light too.

 

Maxxis Monorails. best tyres I've ever found :)

 

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