hardpack tire for dry condition?- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    25

    hardpack tire for dry condition?

    just wondering if anyone use hardpack tire for dry? or is it intermediate tire for dry and wet?

  2. #2
    Older & Faster...downhill
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    440
    Schwalbe Wicked Will

  3. #3
    Its got what plants crave
    Reputation: Jim311's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,934
    Kenda Small Block 8 in the rear works well in most dry conditions unless it gets loose.
    Ocala Mountain Bike Association - www.omba.org

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    50
    schwalbe wicked will

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: freeriderB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,631

    8

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim311
    Kenda Small Block 8 in the rear works well in most dry conditions unless it gets loose.
    i just put one on last night.
    It's flat already after sitting overnight...
    must have pinch flatted testing in the road.

    Hopefully it's not a sign of things to come.

  6. #6
    Its got what plants crave
    Reputation: Jim311's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,934
    Quote Originally Posted by freeriderB
    i just put one on last night.
    It's flat already after sitting overnight...
    must have pinch flatted testing in the road.

    Hopefully it's not a sign of things to come.

    I should qualify.. it is NOT a tough tire. Thin sidewalls, designed to roll fast and be light. If you're riding in ROCKY hardpack, it is not an ideal tire. If you're dirt jumping and hitting smooth slopestyle/DS stuff, it's a good alternative especially with something like a Nevegal up front. If you're trying to run tubeless, it is a pain to get sealed up. It took mine several weeks before it became completely airtight. Now it holds air as good or better than some of the UST options I have tried, which IMO is pretty impressive.
    Ocala Mountain Bike Association - www.omba.org

  7. #7
    bike rider
    Reputation: Lelandjt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    5,280
    2.35" Small Block 8s are perfect for on my XC/AM bike (Ibis Mojo 5.5"/6" travel) but on a burlier frame/fork/wheel you need thicker/stiffer casing to resist pinchflats/sidewall cuts/rollover. Trademark of a hardpack tire is lots of short knobs.
    Last edited by Lelandjt; 08-06-2010 at 08:42 AM.
    Keep the Country country.

  8. #8
    local trails rider
    Reputation: perttime's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    12,212
    I like my Fat Albert front and rear BUT people who ride a lot on loose rock and gravel don't sound too impressed.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: bullcrew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    2,150
    Nobby nic if its more AM rode em on my wifes XC bike and they rocked...
    Wicked will if its truly hardpack, big betty if its some loose over hard as well or a mixxed bag at certain areas but mainly hard pack...

    Cant really vouge for the rest of the line up maily DH and some AM... Good tires either way tons of awards and oversees they have a really good reputation..
    My Sponsor House

    "I dont make memories, I make History."
    CANFIELD - AVALANCHE SUSPENSION - SCHWALBE - TLD

  10. #10
    maker of trail
    Reputation: essenmeinstuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    2,008
    I have the DMR moto digger on my hardtail (front and back), and for dry hardpack, they work well and roll fast. If its loose they are a bit skittish, if its wet, forget it lol

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.