i just bought a cheapo lear sport bw 3000 dual suspension mountain bike, and im going to customize it a bit, i need to know a cheap, effective combo to make this bike good, it is crap on mud, then again, most stock tyres are, i was thinking of tioga front and back, or maxxis bling bling on the back, imm not sure, and whats a top brand mud guard or fender
Don't get a bling bling dual if you are going to run it in the mud. In the mud they grip like clean hands on a greased pig. I am going to reccomend Michelin Hot S and Michelin XL S for you they grip really well corner nice and are great in the mud.
sorry not much useful to add, but ac691 - I'm curious about learsport - they're bloddy cheap comparatively but i was turned off by the lack of knowledge of the sales reps and the bikes just didnt look like they could take much. there's very little 3rd party/peer review (it looks like they're only sold in Aus?) and the only one i found was very critical (using polite words here) of learsport mtbs. Let me know how yours goes after its kitted out for a few months.
Rootbeer Bullit, stock......soon to be a transgold V10 w/shivers
The Minions are good for dry stuff. I ran a 2.7 Minion 50a or something last weekend at Sunapee. It slid on a lot of stuff, but didnt pack up very fast(wide spaced knobs)....pretty good tire. How much mud are you talking about?