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Feels like riding in glue

Old 03-08-21, 11:13 PM
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Feels like riding in glue

I have a topstone 1 with the stock WTB Riddle 700x37 tires. When I ride in mud maybe not even 1/2Ē deep it feels like Iím riding in glue, is this normal? Iím coming over from road riding so this is new to me.

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Yup the official term is "peanut butter"
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Mud is a slower surface than pavement. It makes the tire feel like its being 'held' by the ground.
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Thanks was not sure if it might have been the tires but it was the “peanut butter”.
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Yup, and the more mud that accumulates on the tire, the more sluggish it will feel.
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It is also why cross country racing bikes have generous clearances around the tires despite the rule allowing only tires up to 32c.
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Originally Posted by Bmach
I have a topstone 1 with the stock WTB Riddle 700x37 tires. When I ride in mud maybe not even 1/2Ē deep it feels like Iím riding in glue, is this normal? Iím coming over from road riding so this is new to me.

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I have those tires and think they're a decent choice for early season cross races on grass and gravel, but they're not great mud tires, especially sticky mud.
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Not a fan of mud riding. But yes it feels like fly paper...
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