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    Specialized 29 x 2.6 Purgatory & Butcher Tires

    Some of you may have seen these over on Pinkbike, but sounds like we may be less than a month away from them being available! I've always had good luck with Specialized 29er tires and they seem to be good bang for the buck. I'm excited for yet more great 2.6 options!
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    PB Article here - https://www.pinkbike.com/news/keegan...tler-2017.html
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    Looking like the Butcher 2.6 may be a major fail. I have a buddy who picked one up last friday. After a day of sitting aired up to 35psi tubeless, it's measuring 2.3. He's confirmed another local rider is getting the same numbers on his. Anyone out there on either 2.6 tire?
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    I just picked up a 29" x 2.6 Butcher My un scientific measuring has it between 2.35 and 2.4 Thats on a 30mm id rim. A little heavy at 980 gms for my trails though.

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    I recently purchased a 2017 specialized with 3.0 purgatory tires. I like the tires but the ride is a little stiff. I understand specialized has increased the sidewall stiffness for people that run lower pressure. I donít run the lower pressure and donít ride hard anymore... rode hard 20 years ago...im 50+, now looking for ride comfort. Looking for 27.5x 3.0 tire recommendations there are not as stiff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB9488 View Post
    I recently purchased a 2017 specialized with 3.0 purgatory tires. I like the tires but the ride is a little stiff. I understand specialized has increased the sidewall stiffness for people that run lower pressure. I donít run the lower pressure and donít ride hard anymore... rode hard 20 years ago...im 50+, now looking for ride comfort. Looking for 27.5x 3.0 tire recommendations there are not as stiff.
    What pressure are you using on the Purg 3.0 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBaldBlur View Post
    What pressure are you using on the Purg 3.0 ?
    Iíve tried various different pressures from 9 to 16 psi. I have had Bontrager and WTB Rangers in the past I liked the ride quality but definitely not as Grippy as the purgatory

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    Mounted up a set of 29 x 2.6Ē Purgs @ 22psi... Measuring 2.39Ē so far. 30mm ID rim...

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Todd- View Post
    Mounted up a set of 29 x 2.6Ē Purgs @ 22psi... Measuring 2.39Ē so far. 30mm ID rim...

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    @Todd - any update on your Purgs? Did they expand at all? What's the overall diameter? Would like to know if they'd fit my ACV before I jump in and buy.

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    Almost bought a set at Art's last week for $44 ea but the actual diameter is a joke. I can get that volume out if a Schwalbe 2.35 so I didn't bother. I hear its a decent tire in tech, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh My Sack! View Post
    Almost bought a set at Art's last week for $44 ea but the actual diameter is a joke. I can get that volume out if a Schwalbe 2.35 so I didn't bother. I hear its a decent tire in tech, though.
    Thanks. It's got to be an improvement over the 2.3 Purgatory in terms of width and volume though, right? I've got the 27.5x3 version on the plus wheelset, and thought the 29x2.6 would be good for 29er mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbine_275 View Post
    @Todd - any update on your Purgs? Did they expand at all? What's the overall diameter? Would like to know if they'd fit my ACV before I jump in and buy.
    Some stretch, but not 2.6Ē... Iím happy, itís got a pile of grip. Not sure on diameter, never measure that. Tire has 26psi, on a 30mm (Internal dim) wheel

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbine_275 View Post
    Thanks. It's got to be an improvement over the 2.3 Purgatory in terms of width and volume though, right? I've got the 27.5x3 version on the plus wheelset, and thought the 29x2.6 would be good for 29er mode.
    I was excited, at first. Grid casing is substantial. Nice tread. Good review from a few of the guys that use them on the particular stretch of mountain I intended....but I want more width out of a 2.6. I just put a DHF 2.5/DHR 2.4 on instead that I know will handle the terrain and has virtually identical actual size. I just get a little whacked over these mfg's nominally sizing their tires as they do only to see them come up so short. When I'm not running the 9'r set on this bike, I'm on 27.5x3.00. I love the volume.
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    ^^ what purpose do you ride with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cunningstunts View Post
    ^^ what purpose do you ride with.
    😉 That changes on virtually every ride. It's a goal that I have always applied from piloting an aircraft, my sport/tour moto, down to my mtb or road bike. Rather than mindlessly partaking in the activity but instead always recognizing a learning opportunity, small or large, to focus on and practice till mastery.

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