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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! what is the best 29er tire

    best all around tire for Wisconsin riding 29er tire. |||||||||||||||||||||opinion question|||||||||||||||
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    A Stan's "The Raven" 29x2.0.






    But seriously, what are your conditions like? Your question is pretty open-ended.

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    ive used that tire alot but it wears fast and it needs to be super hard pack and dry i think

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridgeeriksenrider
    best all around tire for Wisconsin riding 29er tire.
    No worries mate, I'm here for you. Just click below to start on your path to enlightenment:

    Maxxis Ignitor

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    Panaracer Rampage 2.35" (Claimed: 800g...Actual: ~717g+)

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    WTB Stout in back, Maxxis Ardent in front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridgeeriksenrider
    best all around tire for Wisconsin riding 29er tire.
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    29-3 2.25 is a great front tire for WI. Seems to work well in all of our conditions. Have not used it as a rear yet but I will sometime soon. I like the 29-3 2.0 tire as a rear on my FS bike as well combo'd with the 2.25 up front.

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    With all due respect, your question is useless.

    Your bike setup, riding weight, terrain, tubeless or tubes, rims, desired tire weight etc are all major factors.

    So, there is no right or wrong answer.

    So, all answers are correct

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    what is the best 29er tire

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    Specialized Captain 2.2 2bliss

    Best tire around for almost any terrain or condition. Go with the control version if you want extra protection or go with the s-works version if you want light weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hsakkire
    With all due respect, your question is useless.
    Exactly... It's a totally subjective question. I know someone who will say they'll ride a 700x38 hybrid tire and someone who says they like 2.4 downhill tires on a 6" bike riding XC single-track.

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    FWIW, I love the Rampage for a front tire. I have an Ignitor on the rear of my FS and a massive Ardent 2.4 on the rear of my HT. All are tubeless. The Rampage/Ignitor are on a set of Blunts. The Rampage/Ardent are mounted on a 1st generation Mustang rim.

    I ride rooty (very) and somewhat rocky NC singletrack. Tire pressures are 23 - 26 on my gauge which may or may not be remotely accurate. I weigh less than 160lbs in the b-day suit and both are singlespeeds. I corner aggressively so I need a little more "bite" and don't mind weight as much as performance.

    The Rampage/Ignitor combo is huge on the 28mm rim and they ride very different from the Rampage/Ardent. I rode them for the first time in a while yesterday and they will drift in a very controlled way. Part of that is the bike (Canzo vs Karate Monkey) geometry and part is the tire profile on that big rim. It was loose over hardpack : sand/clay which is typical here.

    That's about it. YMMV, etc

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    The XX tire on the front with the YY on the rear. By far the best combination ever seen!!

    Plus you can get these guys so cheap and they inflate tubeless, ghetto tubeless or just use your old tubes. You will NEVER have a flat with these tires. Yes, they are that good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by capslayer
    Best tire around for almost any terrain or condition. Go with the control version if you want extra protection or go with the s-works version if you want light weight.
    2nded. Both of my bikes are now captain control equipped. Weight is reasonable, size is accurate, rolls fairly well, decent volume, works well on just about any surface, locks on to stan's rims like buttah.

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    this is just an opinion question trying to find good tires that people have road so i don't waste my time and money trying to find that right tire

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    Maxxis Aspen.

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    Maxxis Aspen rear, knobby Nic front. Both very light tires. <600gm

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    WTB Bronson?

    The new WTB Bronson 29er looks like it could be "The One"

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    I've ridden a lot of Wisco trails on my Michelin Wild Rac'r tires...they've been great on most dry trails, awesome on hardpack, and fair on loose-over-hardpack. Now I've got the Michelin on the back and a Maxxis Ignitor on the front (tailpipe melted the other Rac'r), and it was a pretty solid setup for the Unnamed epic, and the slightly wetter fall riding.

    Ignitors have been my go-to for about 5 years now.

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    Specialized Captain rear / Purgatory front.
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    second the rampage. been riding it in san diego for a year now. No problems other then users error.

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    fwiw, I am loving the 2.4" Specialized 2Bliss Purgatory here in Phoenix, tubeless on Bontrager TLR wheels 18psi.
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