For deep, muddy terrain. Dan is the choice when the ground is gummy. Tall blocks and sticky Gooey Gluey Compound bite into soft and loose terrain. Large gaps provide the necessary self-cleaning action and braking traction. For extreme inclinations Dirty Dan has the new 'Curve Claws'.
Schwalbe Dirty Dan Tyre Specifications:
Size: 26 x 2.35
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Rated 4 out of 5 by sq22 Super muddy hook up, a little squirmy on rock.
I went from a new High Roller on the front to this. In mud there's no comparison, the DD just sticks and keeps on trucking without clogging. You can ride it faster into corners and hold your preferred line better than with other tyres.
It squirms a little or rocky sections if you ride them with too much air and the tall knobs wander when hitting wet roots off angle, but through deep mud, or a top skin of the wet stuff they truck. Even in loamy conditions they hook up really well and a have a progressive feel as you take them to the edge of the tread.
They've become my defacto front end wet tyre. I think they are overkill front and back, you just don't need that much grip out back-ever.
01 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigMilk AWESOME
AMAZING TYRE, Mind blowing performance, more than enough grip for any thing you will ever ride. Why haven't you bought it yet? Got this as a second set of tyres along side a set of minions I had as a wet set of tyres, put them on my bike, went out for my first muddy ride, and WOW. I time myself a good bit on the bike and I get better times in these in the wet than I do in minions in the dry. There are, however, 2 downsides. Rolling resistance and wear. You can feel them rolling a bit slower than your average tyres/spikes BUT the grip and performance far outweigh that little aspect of them. Because they don't roll too fast and grip absolutely amazing you get much more confidence on your bike, ride better thus going faster. The wear is only a problem if you do street rides with your downhill bike. And I have learned not to do that, and am now sharing with you guys so that you may get the most out of this tyre. This is by far, the best purchase I have made in my whole entire life. I have already converted 3 of my friends to Dirty Dan-ism, and all of us use these tyres in the dry also as they are so versatile, and if you want the confidence to hit more awesome lines in the dry too, this is the tyre to do it on. Also, the folding one grips better in my opinion. Probably something to do with the way it shapes around the trail underneath you. My minions now serve strictly as a Fort William only tyres, as I don't mind bit chunks of tread getting ripped out of them. Buy this tyre, it is so good that if I had the choice between a new set of these or my girlfriend... Ahhh That one would take me a long time to think about. Before choosing the tyres. Happy Riding.
15 December 2013
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