Nothing much has happened with them in the UK… but you might have more
luck in the USA. The one place I could find that were carrying the Da Bomb
line decided to drop them before the first run hit the UK. Then I tried
contacting the actual importers themselves but they don’t answer their phone
or reply to email. That sucks big style!
If anyone knows of somewhere on this planet that’s selling the tyre can they
let us know. I’d happily consider ordering one just to see what it’s like.
Hmmm i don’t know (i’d like to know cause thats one of my next purchases, but does anyone know how fast the knobbs on the norco trials uni wear? mine are nearly flat and its only been like a month or two,
> ya,i know that the wheel is smaller so the wear is gonna be faster than
> what im accustomed to,but im not doing spins and it looks like i sould
> rotate my tire already.
Monty tyres do seem to wear down pretty quick I’d agree.
> it would make sence to use a softer rubber compound for trials,but i
> still havent heard if this is true.
I don’t know the exact durometer rating of their tyres but you’re right - it
is likely low for improved grip.
> hey Neil,you mentioned in one of your reveiws that the Onza tyre looks
> like better quality than the Monty.can you ad any details to that?
The moulding on the Onza tyres is better I’d say. Whether it’s a better tyre
I’d argue that point. I’ve just worn down my last Monty and thought I’d
stick on a good as new Onza I have on a spare uni. I don’t know if it’s just
the new tread making it stick to the ground like Peter Parker on a calm day,
or that it’s got a rounder profile to it, but it’s had a good deal of verbal
abuse in the last hour while I was out and about trying to get used to it.
Mind you… it could have something to do with my wheel being slightly off
You have to understand, monty trials tyres were made for monty trials bike, as in two wheels. This means they had to make them with a really soft compound rubber to wrap round stuff trials riders like to ride on. Bike riders turn the wheel sideways a lot more than unicyclists which evens the wear.
For a unicycle to turn, it has to be swivelled on the spot. Add low pressure and ride on normal trials urban areas, ie bitchumen, and youve got fast wear! Sorry, thats how it goes!
On my trials bike i have to replace the tyre every three months, on my unicycle, with a lot of riding, they only last a third as long! Just be thankfull its a 20 inch tyre that costs 35 bucks(aus) and not a gazzaloddi that costs 90!