Best 29er tyre for Cuddle Creek

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Best 29er tyre for Cuddle Creek

Postby bosvit » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:52 am

Hey guys

Just getting into dirt riding and so far its a happy place.

I've been talked into (it wasn't hard LOL) racing the Kona Dirty Weekend 24hr race in Adelaide in May.

What 29er tyres would you recommend?

It's come with Kenda Small Block 8's which seem pretty good on small loose gravel and hard pack but a bit squirmy on sand (feel similar to slicks), but then again I am inexperienced and only have a few different forgotten tyres on my previous 26er to compare.

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by BNA » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:54 pm

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Re: Best 29er tyre for Cuddle Creek

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:54 pm

Loose sand is a bugger with any tyre IME.

Best I've managed is to shift weight well back to stop the front digging in and slog on, if the section is fairly short I might even clear it. :oops:
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Re: Best 29er tyre for Cuddle Creek

Postby Mugglechops » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:09 pm

What tyres are your mates running? Might be a good point of reference to start with.

I used to run wtb exiwolves on my old 29er and they were good everywhere.
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Re: Best 29er tyre for Cuddle Creek

Postby bosvit » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:08 pm

Mugglechops wrote:What tyres are your mates running? Might be a good point of reference to start with.

I used to run wtb exiwolves on my old 29er and they were good everywhere.

Maxxis crossmarks are popular over here but Cuddle Creek is 600km away and I have never ridden there. Hopefully someone with knowledge of the track can enlighten me :P
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Re: Best 29er tyre for Cuddle Creek

Postby mitzikatzi » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:18 pm

Maybe ask here?
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Re: Best 29er tyre for Cuddle Creek

Postby bosvit » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:38 pm

mitzikatzi wrote:Maybe ask here?

Hey thanks for that

Will do tomorrow!

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Re: Best 29er tyre for Cuddle Creek

Postby limetang » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:12 pm

Im using my Crossmarks FWIW in the 6hr event, never been to that course so see how we go! Looked pretty dry in last years photos!
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Re: Best 29er tyre for Cuddle Creek

Postby bosvit » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:37 pm

limetang wrote:Im using my Crossmarks FWIW in the 6hr event, never been to that course so see how we go! Looked pretty dry in last years photos!

Good one limetang. Are you going solo?
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Re: Best 29er tyre for Cuddle Creek

Postby limetang » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:12 pm

bosvit wrote:
limetang wrote:Im using my Crossmarks FWIW in the 6hr event, never been to that course so see how we go! Looked pretty dry in last years photos!

Good one limetang. Are you going solo?


Yeh doing it solo, looking forward to it.... not sure what to expect so should be a fun day!
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Re: Best 29er tyre for Cuddle Creek

Postby steve-waters » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:53 pm

http://www.rotorburn.com.au will proably have a thread running for the event drop in over there or if no thread ask the question there be sure to be some riders over there will know.
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Re: Best 29er tyre for Cuddle Creek

Postby jofeses » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:09 pm

Where abouts have you been riding around Port Lincoln?

Ive been constantly searching for some good trails in the area

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Re: Best 29er tyre for Cuddle Creek

Postby limetang » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:48 pm

Change of plans for me.... Im now doing the 12hr in a team of 4 and have a new Giant Anthem to carry me through.
Stock tyres are Crossmark 2.1's which im well familiar with of course, but thinking of putting a Maxxis Ignitor on the front..... I had Ignitors on my MTB in high school and loved them!
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Re: Best 29er tyre for Cuddle Creek

Postby Jean » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:28 pm

Lots of people run an Ignitor on front, but looking into new tyre choice soon I'm thinking a Maxxis Ardent on the front with a Crossmark on the back might be worth try. FWIW.
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