Brettoll

Trials Worthy DH or Heavy Duty Rear Tyre Ideas - 26" x 2.2

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I am looking for a modern rear tyre with old school / retro dimensions for the Orange Zero build.

Are there any modern DH style tyres in 2.2 that are worthwhile in investment? Or failing that a heavy duty XC tyre?

Cheers,

Brett

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I think your best bet would be a 2.35 Maxxis Minion...In my Opinion.

Cant say I know of any DH tyres in 2.2 :unsure:

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2 hours ago, Ross McArthur said:

I think your best bet would be a 2.35 Maxxis Minion...In my Opinion.

Cant say I know of any DH tyres in 2.2 :unsure:

2.35 is a squeeze. I have a 2.3 Holy Roller in there and it's so close!

Maybe switch out for a tacky Heavy Duty XC instead...

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is there no such thing as a high roller super tacky dual ply 2.25 these days?

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I doubt it especially as 26 is essentially dead now :/ 

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Have you looked at Kenda Nevegal? Used to have a pair (still got in shed actually), pretty tough sidewalls, 900g, under £15 here https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/kenda-nevegal/137006288/p?tqw=26 x 2.35

There's also a 2.1 version but less of a bargain, stick-e, https://winstanleysbikes.co.uk/components/wheels-tyres/tyres/kenda-nevegal-stick-e-folding-tyre

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14 hours ago, Brettoll said:

2.35 is a squeeze. I have a 2.3 Holy Roller in there and it's so close!

Maybe switch out for a tacky Heavy Duty XC instead...

Hmm, does the holy roller come in two sizes? I have holy rollers and yea, they're pretty big for their size...but I might have a 2.4 version? Dunno.:unsure:

What rim are you using?

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18 hours ago, Ben Davies said:

is there no such thing as a high roller super tacky dual ply 2.25 these days?

Checked and the few 26" were 2.3's and as @Alex Dark said 26" is dead so all 650b / 27 etc. :'( 

 
 
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16 hours ago, marg26 said:

Have you looked at Kenda Nevegal? Used to have a pair (still got in shed actually), pretty tough sidewalls, 900g, under £15 here https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/kenda-nevegal/137006288/p?tqw=26 x 2.35

There's also a 2.1 version but less of a bargain, stick-e, https://winstanleysbikes.co.uk/components/wheels-tyres/tyres/kenda-nevegal-stick-e-folding-tyre

2.3 - nice thought but that wouldn't fit.

 
 
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7 hours ago, Ross McArthur said:

Hmm, does the holy roller come in two sizes? I have holy rollers and yea, they're pretty big for their size...but I might have a 2.4 version? Dunno.:unsure:

What rim are you using?

2.3 and 2.2 - I have both and was running the 2.2 on the front - but wanted something with knobbles for the rear.. sigh - might be X2 2.2 for now

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The High Roller in 2.35 is quite a small tyre. Its the side knobs that'll f**k you up. That's why I suggested the Minion as the side knobs aren't as pokey.

If you're neat, you could just trim the side knobs off of a tyre? Not like you're going to be cornering on the Zero very much.

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If i'm honest dude, i think your problem is the choice of rear rim on that Zero build of yours. Get a thinner rim on there and you'll be laughing with tyre size.

Tyre roll is probably going to be the least of your problems when you start riding that thing in anger :-p

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21 hours ago, ben_travis said:

If i'm honest dude, i think your problem is the choice of rear rim on that Zero build of yours. Get a thinner rim on there and you'll be laughing with tyre size.

Tyre roll is probably going to be the least of your problems when you start riding that thing in anger :-p

Going for a rear Mavic rim, skinny all the way

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Got my bike back out the shed while I'm at home with some time and could do with something to replace my ElGatos as they are stating to crack.

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I had to trim virtually every tyre I had on my Zeros except the IRC Kujo 2.25. That was also on a D521. It's just got really sh1t tyre clearance.

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On 19/05/2020 at 7:19 PM, LEON said:

I had to trim virtually every tyre I had on my Zeros except the IRC Kujo 2.25. That was also on a D521. It's just got really sh1t tyre clearance.

Well the Zero was parted ways with to make way for an Ashton Justice - I did remember it being a pig to get a stable tyre in the rear

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You've just sold the Zero?

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On 21/05/2020 at 3:58 PM, LEON said:

You've just sold the Zero?

Well a number of weeks ago - Ashton Justice came up and whilst it would have looked ace on the wall in the garage, someone wanted it to ride so a no brainer.

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How many bikes have you owned? lol.

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He's catching up with you and @Ross McArthur, @LEON. That is for sure...

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I think he's way beyond me lol.

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A fair few (4 in the last 2 years) not quite to Ross' level.. think @Ben Davies has surpassed me... maybe

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Just grind down the seat stays/chainstays no big deal, orange zeros are tanks drop some roofs after... paging trialskings rimexplosion video

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