Have you seen the avatar? That's not an egg shell being worn!i dont think anyone is interested in your choice of prophylactic , unless u post a pic with one atop your skull
Liking the news on the Ikon, I've just now bought an Ikon/Ardent combo cheap for Mr 10's new bike, he won't be doing anything too extreme and the bike will most likely spend more time on tarmac so I was a wee bit hesitant to go with a DHF/Aggressor.Ikons are slower than RRs for sure on the road but on the trail it doesn't seem to make much difference. The more they wear the faster they're getting on the road (I ride 6/7km to the trails nearby). My surf check 29er complete with rack also has ikons - they are a really good easy to set up tubeless tyre, I haven't needed my air compressor yet.
As a rear tyre they are very fast rolling and have a surprising amount of grip in most circumstances especially when new. You need to get the German made ones with the black chilli rubber compound. They are not great on pea sized gravel over hardpack....I want to try a set of Conti Race Kings - supposed to be the fastest rolling out there.
Agreed but I found that tyre to 'bite' even when completely upright. Too squared off IMO and this was on ID 25 rims. I found it not that fast when rolling in a straight line with those minion side lugs engaging so much...but each to their own. Prefer the E13 SS over the minion, even the specialized slaughter i liked better. Michelin Force AM is faster than both, not as bitey when leant over though.