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    Jones XR 29 2.25

    Thinking about one for the front, probably in TLR, unless people think the non-TLR set up tubeless well (heard they don't). I ride mostly loose over hard trails, some rocky stuff, and plenty of relatively smooth singletrack. But most trails that I ride regularly have a thin layer of loose dry soil and rock. I would probably try this in front with a Nanoraptor or Saguaro in the back.

    So yeah, does anybody like them in those sorts of conditions? And is there any meaningful difference between a 2.2 and 2.25?

    I tried to do a search, yes, but didn't get much, especially for this size.

    And because there are only so many things to talk about, what other tires do you like for these sorts of conditions?

    Thanks.

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    I just switched from the Jones XR to the 29-3 "front" version. Both tubeless. I just felt that the Jones slipped too much over loose stuff. The 29-3 feels like a solid improvement; the Jones kept slipping in the corners without much of a warning. I just ordered another 29-3 to put on the rear and we'll see how that goes. I really like the ease to set up with floor pump, hold air well and have good sidewalls thus far.

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    They are front and rear specific. The front is the 2.25 I believe. I really like this tire, but I have heard some others not as thrilled.

    I have always done non tubeless version converted tubeless on bontrager rims with no problem.
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    The price is also attractive on the XR, but loose over hard is sort of my priority. Fast rolling would be good too I guess. Might consider the front 29-3, and there's the 29-4 as well. Oh, and non Bonty stuff. Decisions...

    How would these compare to a rampage, if anyone has used them both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_S
    How would these compare to a rampage, if anyone has used them both?
    Tougher, but not as much grip.

    I have put my 2.25 Jones XR front (mounted on the rear) through hell and it has held up well. Grip isn't great, but it works fine in the rear for me.
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    My Jones XR front 2.25 is my favorite front tire. It's been ridden in 20 states and has never let me down. I've also tried Conti mtn. kings, Schwalbe Little Alberts, Geax Barro Race, the Intense System 29's and Maxxis Ignitors. The XR is always my first choice out of these, regardless of conditions.

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