Thursday, 23 October 2014
Everyone needs a Minion!
I just got myself two! :)
Got some Maxxis 29 x 2.5 DHF skins for the Monkey for winter trails. The tyres are nice and bloated on the Rabbit Hole rims and plenty tyre/chain clearance (3x9 with Monkey Nuts fitted). rims are heli taped so will do them tubeless when i can find my valve conversion end thingy in the man-cave :)
Gimme some Skin!;
I always used to ride with Minion tyres at Trail centres and Downhill Uplift days at Innerliethen, good strong dependable tyres then have been. I hoped they would eventually bring out a wide 29er version. When i saw them i grabbed a pair, got a cheap price for them here; next day tyres.co.uk
I also have a new pair of 2.1 Maxxis High Rollers on the drop bar Monkey, they too are ideal for that bikes riding. Both bikes are now done at last!..
3" Surly Knard Tyre - Maxxis 2.5 on Rabbit Hole Rims size Comparison;
The 3" Surly Knard tyre on the left does not look that much bigger in this pic for comparison...
Though it it 5-8mm wider, and rides with more `cushioning` than the 2.5 Maxxis tyre...
But that was just bopping around the garden!, after sliding all over the place last week on that steep off camber descent i filmed on the bike with the old worn GEAX Gato tyres these new Minions will be a big improvement...
Not been out to try them yet this week so here is some other Minion film :)