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    Best tires for...

    Just bought a brand new TBLTc with frequency i23 Teams. Came tubeless ready, but has Ardent 2.25 on front and rear. I am used to Maxxis Minion DH's 2.35 on my 26 inch hard tail but I think they are too much tire for where I ride. My daily riding is hard pack combined with loose shale and baby head sized rocks along with a lot of roots. Yup. Central Pennsylvania has some pretty diverse trails. So I need a jack of all trades tubeless tire.

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    the 2.25 ardent are good on the rear, although something like an ikon will be much faster. I did not like the ardent in the front and am using a hans dampf. We have a lot of hardpack and rock, not a ton of roots.

    I run around 20psi @165 lbs

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    Anyone else have an opinion?

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    I don't ride in those conditions and I don't use tires that big so I have nothing to offer you except for this free bump to your thread.
    There is not much choice between rotten apples.

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    Thanks for the bump. Can't believe there are no more opinions.

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    I'm riding a ton in central Virginia and am doing quite well with the Specialized Purgatory 2.3. The new version rolls pretty well and seems to like everything but deep sand. I'm really digging it.

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    The 29" High Roller II's just came out for 29ers. That would be a perfect tire for your needs; the tire would fall right in between the Ardent and the Minion.

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    I have the TBLTc and tried several tires . The stock Ardent 2.25 doesn't do it, try the Ardent 2.4 run at low pressure, I like the Spec. Ground Controlls both front and back, I now run the Spec. Purgatory front and the Ground Control rear, this gives me good grip but fast rolling. If you want max. grip on the front you could try the Spec. Butcher.

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    I heard conflicting reviews of the 2.2 ardent so I went with a 2.4 rear ardent and left my 2.4 mountain king up front. The ardent is amazing, I can rail some turns and berms now without scrubbing brakes anymore.

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