Anyone running Nevegal 2.2 front/ XKing 2.2 Rear?
Anyone running this combo? How does it perform?
Originally Posted by Rumblefish29er
Planning on running 2.2 never up front a 2.4 x king out back on my ripley. X king is kinda small so the 2.4 should Be close to the pretty big for its size 2.2 neve. Go protection too. Both are gonna grip well and the x king should be pretty fast but break well and hook up in the turn.
I've been running the 2.2 (which is in actuality smaller) on the rear (with ProTection). The grip is good, but in the rough stuff, I've been loosing a few of the outside knobs. the 2.4 appears to have much more knob support, and I haven't torn any of those off.
Update: put maybe 50 miles on the combo so far.
-definitely faster than an all nevegal setup
-having the wider, more aggressive nevegal upfront really helped around here (eastern woods) compared to a all xking 2.0 setup.
-the rear xking 2.2 definitely was a little more skittish in the roots and rocks, but actually did well overall and provided decent straight line grip when climbing and accelerating. I never had any serious errors from rear traction. Lower psi helped, but I think I went a little too low and blew a sidewall, which is a known weakness.
Overall I was really happy with the combo until I had the sidewall issue. It may have been a freak event, but still can't ignore that it happened (only time I have ever had that happen).
One other thing....these were the folding version that came stock on my Salsa Spearfish and I was running tubes. The bead was really hard to get on the rims!
Last edited by Rumblefish29er; 08-13-2013 at 03:54 AM.
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