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1  - 5 January 2011 16:55

Hi
I need some new race tyres for next season but im after some advice on which to buy i'm rideing tubeless. Thinking of maybe continetal race kings or schawable raceing ralphs to race in dryish conditions....!
Any advice would be appreciated......................

2  - 10 January 2011 16:12

I'd go for rocket rons; but for winter racing, bonty mud x are probably the best.

3  - 10 January 2011 19:47

No easy answer - depends on the course conditions, weather and above all else, your skill as a rider!

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4  - 11 January 2011 10:46

IMHO you can't go far wrong with a Maxxis Ignitor front (best intermediate tyre ever) and a Maxxis Crossmark rear, can get away with this set-up in most conditions. They both come in tubeless as well and are pretty bomb proof.

5  - 16 February 2011 08:03

A couple of years ago I tried for a long time to get hold of Schwalbe Black Sharks for muddy conditions but they were as rare as hens teeth, they seem more available now but I have already opted for Panaracer Fire Mud Pro's.  I can recommend Specialized Fast Tracks for the dry stuff, a great intermediate and much overlooked I feel.

Rockhopper isn't far off the mark either smile

I have tried Nobby Nics which are also very good but not as hard wearing as they tend to lose nobbles occasionaly.  A cheaper and also very good alternative (if a tiny tiny amount heavier) is a Fat Albert (front) and Smart Sam (rear) combination.  They'll last a couple of seasons easily and keep you upright, although they'll bring the field with you if it gets muddy :\

Last edited by SiLanc (16 February 2011 08:07)

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6  - 16 February 2011 09:19

I've tried loads of different combinations to date and for me it's Racing ralph in the dry/damp, Mud X in the really wet/mud and for somewhere in between I go rocket ron front and racing ralph rear. Never had any problems with these in 2 years.
Always good to check out the weights on the manufacturers websites, the online shops can be a bit sketchy, also with the schwalbe's be aware there's quite a difference between the EVO and other (cant remember what it's called) range.

7  - 16 February 2011 10:20

like gandalf says its skills of the rider,frankly schwables are leagues above anyone else in terms of race tyres,lighter and faster and better compounds,I rode file treds tubs last year probably 40% of the races i did,so just experiment,ive seen some people ride nic's in mid summer and furious freds in mid jan....so have a go
Bruce

8  - 22 April 2016 06:10

A cheaper and also very good alternative (if a tiny tiny amount heavier) is a Fat Albert (front) and Smart Sam (rear) combination.????


speller

Last edited by Olinelooo (9 July 2018 11:05)

9  - 3 September 2016 12:40

Hi
I need some new racing and puncture free tyres for next season but im after some advice on which to buy i'm rideing tubeless. Thinking of maybe continetal race kings or schawable raceing ralphs to race in dryish conditions....!
Any advice would be appreciated......................

Racing is a fun and everyone wants to enjoy this moments but sometimes they get unstatisfied results because lack of maintaince of tyres. Many times that type of problem caused due to low quality tyres are used. Therefore we have always try to choice best tyres for our racing vehicle.

Thanks

10  - 28 November 2016 20:18

I was racing on a Rocket Ron up front and a Racing Ralph on the rear (2.1) but have decided to change the rear to a Rocket Ron also.  Reason being, got caught out weather wise a couple of times last season and struggled with grip with the Racing Ralph.  Rocket Rons are just as fast as Racing Ralphs and prob a bit lighter and slightly more grip in damper conditions.
On my other wheels i have Bontrager Team Mud tyres 2.0 front and back which are superb when its muddy.

11  - 20 May 2017 11:23

* Vittoria Barzo TNT 2.25 front/Peyote TNT 2.25 rear for dry to slightly damp days race days.
* Wet days Vittoria Gato 2.2 TNT front (new G+ 4c version )/Barzo TNT 2.25 rear
* Full on horrible wet mud days + training Vittoria Gato 2.2 front & rear.
Used Continental X-kings/etc for years sorry Continental rubbish simply put Vittoria now with the G+/4c tech blows all other tyres into the weeds.

12  - 20 May 2017 14:12

Rocket Ron's

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