24" tyres

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by weebryan, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. weebryan

    weebryan New Member

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    Looking for natty tyres i have narrowed it down to:

    Schwable big betty 24 x 2.4 not to good for pinch, find in uk ok

    Maxxis high roller dual ply super tacky 24 x 2.7 or if i can get 24 x 2.5 would be better not seen many in uk

    Kenda nevegal stick-e 24 x 2.5 from jenson us and would ship them to uk but not sure if there would be additional charges ?

    Is there any other choices and not too sure if maxxis 2.7 would fit the echo 24" pure trials frame i can get them in uk
     
  2. RobbyBobby

    RobbyBobby New Member

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    I spent a month trying to find decent tires for 24 with no luck. These really are your only options. I went with the Kenda mainly cause it comes in the stickiest compound. Its so fuckin heavy though. Even with all the knobs cut in half its still over 1100g. One of the main reasons i got a 24 was so i could build a lighter bike. Ugh! Hopefully someone comes out with something soon. I acctually went so far as to write to all the tire companies about it but Continental was the only one who replied saying they had something in the works.
     

  3. Ramrod

    Ramrod My body is ready.

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    Robs got it answered down pretty solid. 24 pure isn't a big enough market, and like he said conti has something in the works.
     
  4. Mark W

    Mark W cleanzine.co.uk

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    That 'in the works' Conti tyre is probably Danny's signature model though, which I'd imagine won't be of much interest to anyone looking for a "pure" tyre. Ironically, there was a lot of choice a few years ago, but then the rest of the MTB world 24" market died on it's arse (to an extent), just as our's picked up. For example in the UK now I think the Maxxis importers are only importing 1 type of knobbly 24" tyre now (just one variation on the Hi Roller, whereas before there were around 3-4 variations of them, plus the Swamp Thing, and possibly even more). Same for the Schwalbe Big Betty tyres.

    Timing.
     
  5. RobbyBobby

    RobbyBobby New Member

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    Ive been keeping my fingers crossed for Echo to come through and break into the tire market.
     
  6. Mark W

    Mark W cleanzine.co.uk

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    All their other tyres are just re-branded Kenda (well, not re-branded, but sold as Echo) tyres, and they stock the Kenda Kinetics as standard, so I wouldn't have thought there was much incentive to spend a bunch of money creating their own.
     
  7. RobbyBobby

    RobbyBobby New Member

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    Gotta spend it to make it.
     
  8. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog Two dollars... cash

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    I just paid for a Halo Choir Boy Lite tire. We'll see how that goes.
     
  9. Stiiick

    Stiiick Fat guy on a little bike

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    The schwalbe fat Albert is pretty nice. It stays soft and the compound lasts fairly long not to mention its fairly light
     
  10. riderdad

    riderdad Old punk

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    I bought what may be the last 2.5 kenda blue groove stick-e from eaterofdog. Damn good tire, a little on the heavy side, but so am I. Can't wait to see that conti.
     
  11. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog Two dollars... cash

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    I have ridden the Halo Choir Boy Lite several times now and I like it. Medium soft compound - not gummy bear soft but grippy, medium weight walls, 2.2 wide. It rides pretty nice. Weight is a bit over 900 grams. It cut half a pound off my back wheel. It's a lot narrower than the blue groove though.
     
  12. weebryan

    weebryan New Member

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    For 2012 Schwalbe have a gooey gluey compound. I have seen them in 26" but not 24" yet so will see if they come over to uk