Road camber effect and tire choice - DMR Moto Digger

I just put a DMR Moto Digger on my 24inch uni, the idea is to have an
all rounder good for street and cross country (not serious muni). It’s
a knobbly tire but lighter and less aggressive tread than the
Gazz/Duro. I tried it off-road last week and it was great on trail with
a few muddy puddles.

I have noticed however that I get exagerated side roll when I ride
across a camber on the street, i.e. the uni steers itself down the
slope of the camber. It’s much more noticeable than previously on a
Duro 3 inch muni tire. It’s also generally more squirelly when riding
on the street.

I am guessing that the effect is greater because of weaker side walls
and maybe softer studs that produces more more flex in the tire when
riding across a slope. I have read all the posts on why this happens
and understand the theory so please lets not open that debate again.

I am looking for more practical advice from anyone who has experience
of using slick and studded tires on the same setup. Will I reduce this
effect if fit a street tire, say a Hookworm 24x2.5, I can then swap for
a knobbly if I plan to go off-road.

Or should I just learn to live with it?


I have the same problem with my 29 x 2.35" Big Apple tire. It really hugs the camber, although I rode the 33 mile Chilly Hilly ride with it yesterday and it didn’t bug me enough to make the riding harder, etc. I think a skinny tire would be good for not hugging, but then that decreases the comfortability of the ride.