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    Tyres

    Hi,

    Firstly I generally ride trail centres (llandegla, coed y brenin etc)

    I was wondering what tyres would be best for this type of riding, I currently have nobby nic's, but the grip seems poor compared to my old bike (which I can't remember what tyres it was running) especially on wet rock surfaces.

    Thanks

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    A lot is down to personal preference. The rest of it is down to tyre pressures.

    Before you go forking out for new tyres have a good play around with the pressures in there. Nobby Nics are well regarded and quite a few on here run them and have no problems. A lot of others, me included, run some variety of Maxxis tyre. Bonty MudX's are also good and can be used all year round despite the name.

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    +1 to what NorthernMatt says.

    The variety of Maxxis I run is the Igniter. It's great at everything except clay mud. Oh and sheep sh1t sticks to it like it's a blanket, not a tyre.
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    I use Nobbies and am happy with the grip until they start to wear out.... which happens quite quickly
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    panracer cinders will do what you're looking for, fookin expensive tho! you'll want the 26x2.25 as well which never seem to be on offer!

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    Maxxis highroller, supertacky up front, an incredible tyre, I love them!!!
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    Having worked at a trail centre for 6 years and trying all types of Tyre. I know for sure that a Maxxis Ardent and CrossMark mix is the best speed to grip ratio for trail centres.
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    Thanks for the replies guys

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    I asked the same question a month or so ago and Maxxis Highrollers were the ones that go recommended the most.

    I bit the bullet and brought 42 super tacky for the front and 60a for the rear.

    The big test was this weekend as it was the 1st time I was running them at Gisburn with all the guys on here and all I have to say is WOW!! Compaired to the crossmarks I was previously running they are so so grippy and role well!

    Really impressed with them and would defo Recommend them to anyone!

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