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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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