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Tyres and tubes??
#1
Hey guy's, apparently the tyres that come on the trance are really not very good (hutchinson something or other), I have been running bontrager mud x tyres on the trek but would like to try something else around a 2.10. Needs to be good on the downhills and up hills and obviously good in the wet!

With regards to tubes, do the light weight tubes survive agressive xc/singletrack with drops etc? How are the maxxis fly weight and continental supersonic tubes?

Thanks-Hugh
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#2
Are they Huchinson Piranha's?  Not good at all in the mud - i rode half a winter with them on and could not beleive the difference a tyre change made.  Check out a couple of the 'what tyre' threads for some advice but really its a very personal thing.  For what its worth i think the Frire XC is a good all rounder but not amazing in any one condition.  For mud you're looking at Mud X or Trailrakers.
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#3
"pittgoat" Wrote:Are they Huchinson Piranha's?  Not good at all in the mud - i rode half a winter with them on and could not beleive the difference a tyre change made.  Check out a couple of the 'what tyre' threads for some advice but really its a very personal thing.  For what its worth i think the Frire XC is a good all rounder but not amazing in any one condition.  For mud you're looking at Mud X or Trailrakers.
or FireXC Mud's.   I'm loving mine at the moment.
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#4
has anyone tried gel tubes?  Are they any good, Supposed to save having to repair after a punchture.
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#5
I've got one on the rear at the moment.  Had it on there for a couple of weeks and no problems yet.  Not looked at it closely to see if it's saved me yet, though Undecided
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#6
does it affect the handling of the bike at all, being heavier etc?
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#7
They are a fair bit heavier but probably not enough that'd you'd notice a significant handling difference for most of our abilities.  I don't fancy carrying the extra weight tho so have never bothered with them
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#8
I use slim tubes thro the winter & they work for me. Yes they are a fair bit heavy, but a few grams extra weight during the Winter isnt that much of an issue when you think how much mud sticks onto the frame & wheels anyway.
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#9
I haven't really noticed the weight too much.  But they really do feel soooooo much heavier when you take them out the box :o

I'm planning on using them for winter months only, TBH.  I don't mind fixing a punture, just not in the cold :'(
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#10
Tempting fate.....I havent had a puncture in well over 6 months although I was a bit worried last weekend when I kept riding over broken off thorn branches etc, mud x's must be quite thick at the top although they do have high knobbles which helps (er is that a word)
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