The web site says you can fit a 2.5 Kenda on the rear I seem to remember but my Conti 2.4 rubbed the swingarm, so I have a 2.25 Schwalbe on it. I haven't had a real issue with mud clearance yet even though it's been in some real muddy conditions, so it's no worse than any other . Also I don't know but the way the swingarm is shaped it may drop the mud off a bit easier than a box type set up. It's a brilliant bike though and just begs to go fast DH, but can be built for the all day enduros too if you have another set of forks handy. Hope that helps a bit. Nige
I agree with Nige, I'm running Nevegal 2.35s and not had any issues yet, when it gets really wet I tend to run a small tyre (Nobby Nic), say 2.1 anyway and it would have to be clay dirt to have any problems I would have thought.
Hey fella...my son and I were out in mud and chaos last sunday...I was on my 575 for the first time and the whole bike was covered in Derbyshire dirt but it wasn't a problem....I have Maxxis ignitors, exception series 2.35's and they were great on the up (apart from some seriously wet steep stuff when grip was lost altogether) and kept me on my bike through some wet muddy and rocky down hill sections !!! Am out this coming weekend at Ladybower...will let you know if the rear end gets clogged up...!!!!
Post by samualmargaret on Feb 6, 2010 18:28:41 GMT
Hi mate sorry to but into your conversation, but i see ride in ladybower, i also ride in ladybower occasionaly, question i am building a 07 575 but i am struggling with what lenth stem to buy, i have been reading some of the posts that have been put up and it varies from 80 to 100mm i am 6ft3" tall i was wondering how tall you are and what size stem you are using cheers Daz
hi there dont worry about the mud, i ride a 575 and although it does get muddy around the bottom bracket, is never been i problem to the performance or the front mech. last saturday i saw a new lapierre clogged up worse than my 575 has ever been. regards solomon