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  1. #1
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    Jul 2007

    All around tire for dry environment?

    I live in the dry, high desert of eastern California, I ride in Vegas, mammoth and Tahoe the most. I ride xc (hard tail) but take any jump I can.

    My current setup is a conti mountain king (#1) 2.4 in the front and a HEAVY specialized purgatory UST in the back. I was thinking that the new mountain king pro in the front, racesport in front) would be a good combo but I can't find them in 2.4. The x-king also looks great.

    I'm not looking for the lightest tire, but under 800gr would be nice. I do run tubeless and I weigh 190.

  2. #2
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    After a few reviews it appears that the continental black chilli compound doesn't hold up as well as I thought.

    How about a Nobby Nic Rear and Hans Dampf front???

  3. #3
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    Saguaro rear, Rampage front.

    I've also lately been loving the Michelin Wildracer 2.25. It's larger than advertised. I'd say it is larger in the casing than the Rampage.

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    I've found the Black Chili on my Trail Kings to be very durable. I know there were some bad batches of Conti tires a year or two ago - maybe that is what you are seeing.

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    I live near St George UT. I have been very happy running a Tioga Psycho genius 2.2 rear and Bontragger XR-4 front on my Intense Spider. I run the geax saguaro rear on my hardtail.
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