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Re: What's wrong with the Schwalbe Marathon Plus MTB?

26 April 2015 - 10:39am
I'm too tight to go paying that amount for tyres! For road riding the Contis look to fill a niche, particularly for people with only one bike. If you have a spare bike then there's a decent argument for fitting spikes to it and deciding on the morning. Tyres like the Schwalbe Winter, Marathon Winter and Snow Stud are much less extreme than the Ice Spiker, which really is for off-road conditions.

Re: What's wrong with the Schwalbe Marathon Plus MTB?

24 April 2015 - 3:39pm
The Ice Spiker is a studded tyre for sheet ice or (?) packed snow. Perhaps it is OK for frozen single track too.

That is, for absolutely minimal use in most of the UK.

Personally I used Top CONTACT IIs this winter, which are more like the normal winter tyres for cars that the industry is shouting about , as opposed to studded tyres for ice.


Re: Burly blokes on the pavement - why?

19 April 2015 - 8:32pm
I've seen that too, quite a lot- and really have no idea...It seems to take anti-social dicking about to new levels

Re: Fat bike and camp up Tal-y-fan

19 April 2015 - 3:44pm
Thanks I liked the skull bit as well could not resist a camera set up there lol...Yeah I know but thought I would put them in just in case lol. The bike is a On-one Fat bike and the music is electric pow wow drum by a tribe called red
Glad u enjoyed it

Re: Fat bike and camp up Tal-y-fan

19 April 2015 - 8:48am
Great fun! Lovely shots - like the 'pass by skull' best You can lose the captions, though... not needed.

Re: Fat bike and camp up Tal-y-fan

19 April 2015 - 8:05am
Great! Looks like you had a good time. What's the bike and the music? Brilliant photography btw...b

Fat bike and camp up Tal-y-fan

18 April 2015 - 9:04pm
so decided to get the bike packed and head up for a solo night out on the mountains...cold and very windy but a great little adventure



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