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    Different Tyres for different trails

    Does anyone change the type of tyre they use depending on the trail they're riding?

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    Different Tyres for different trails

    I just use mountain bike tires when I ride in the woods. On the road, I use road type tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    I just use mountain bike tires when I ride invite woods. On the road, I use road type tires.
    ......funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    I just use mountain bike tires when I ride invite woods. On the road, I use road type tires.
    can you elaborate? the first sentence confused the heck out of me. To the OP, I don't know where you are from but around here, it is spelled TIRES. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Tiles View Post
    can you elaborate? the first sentence confused the heck out of me. To the OP, I don't know where you are from but around here, it is spelled TIRES. Thank you.
    Sorry, "in the woods". Make better sense?

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    ......funny.
    You asked.

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    Pretty sure I specified trails. No harm, no foul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Tiles View Post
    To the OP, I don't know where you are from but around here, it is spelled TIRES. Thank you.
    Sorry, I work for a company based out of the UK. I've been inclined to spelling oddities now and again.

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    I am at the theatre right now but as soon as the entr'acte gets here I'll try to reply with my favorite tyres. Cheers

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    Yeah I change tires several times per ride, but I use the same type tire. I have a hot knife and alter the knobs and customize each tire for specific trail conditions.I'll carry 3 to 4 tires per ride and change them accordingly.

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    Any others? Please ignore MrTillis and Zod and Mb as they're know to muck up threads. It's a serious question. I typically run ardents year round but haven't been on the bike much due to other commitments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnycactus View Post
    Any others? Please ignore MrTillis and Zod and Mb as they're know to muck up threads. It's a serious question. I typically run ardents year round but haven't been on the bike much due to other commitments.
    Who are advising here mister? You and the people you wish others to ignore are the only ones here! Serious answer, no. Try the search thingy if you really want to talk rubber. It's been brought up before. Many times. Why so uptight old chap? Good day sir!

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    On a serious note, I will run different tires for different seasons. It's too much of a hassle with tubeless to change tires a lot. I will run a faster rolling tire in the summer and a tire with better traction on leaves and mud in the winter.

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    I run the same tires year 'round. When they wear out, I usually replace them with the same thing that I had on the bike before. When that tire design changes or goes away, I cry, then comb the web for anything that looks vaguely similar, then repeat the cycle.
    I also ride my bike in the same locale 99% of the time. Thank God that's Pisgah.

    edit* More to the OP's question: I leave my Nevegal's on when I take my bike out of Pisgah for that 1% of riding in Charlotte or Greenville or wherever.
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    I may change air pressure for trail conditions/terrain, but never tires.
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    ... your idea of technical may be much different than other peoples idea of technical.

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    Different Tyres for different trails

    Truth be told, I have a pair of tires for every situation, trail, and season I may come by. It just happens to be the same pair.

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    I run the same tires no matter what trail I am on but change the tubes.
    I get those super gnar ones from Walmart with the slime in them.
    It is just like running tubeless or so I am told.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    I've noticed more advanced riders running different tires front and rear, obviously to get twice the traction.

    I would really like to use the tire that has "Psycho Genius" hot stamped on the side. But it looks wussy. I like the minion for my bikes.

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    Hookworms are amazing in the leaves

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbiker24 View Post
    On a serious note, I will run different tires for different seasons. It's too much of a hassle with tubeless to change tires a lot. I will run a faster rolling tire in the summer and a tire with better traction on leaves and mud in the winter.
    This!
    But if the summer tires look pretty good, I leave them on throughout the winter.

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    Different Tyres for different trails

    I like glow worms for night riding.

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    Works great in leaves.

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    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Different Tyres for different trails

    I dunno, looks slow rolling.

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    Makes you a stronger rider.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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