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    I can't take it anymore

    I can't take the Slant Six anymore. I'm over this POC. I've almost smashed my face into the bars and in order to NOT slip - the gears are way too low. I need something that can handle the Rocky Mountains and some sand. Rolling resistance isn't a huge issue as the Nevegal on front absorbs all my energy(street only though) and I mostly ride on dirt/mountains anyway. I'd like a tire that won't cost a fortune as well. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    I was running the same tires and switched to the Maxxis Ikons front and rear. I am amazed at how much grip I have and how fast they are. If you look around you should be able to get them for about $50 a tire.

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    Nobby Nic Performance are about 36 each. Run them backwards so the side lugs are lined up for more bite.

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    Do you guys/gals think I should just throw the Nevegal on the back and get a front tire? I'm thinking the Nev would be ok for the rear. I'm just trying to get some ideas. I kinda wish DB put them on both the front and rear lol

    I can only afford one tire at this time. Spent a lot on the bike.

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    I was really eyeing that one yesterday. Will the width be larger or smaller compared to my Nev 2.2?

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    Lol. Kenda would be out of business if it wasn't for their unexplainable ability to sell to their oem accounts. Well, it's actually not much of a mystery- they sell them dirt cheap. See - bikes direct and their affinity for the small block eight.

    Nevs are an ok tire, until you consider how slow and heavy they are.

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    I can't take it anymore

    Grab a Specialized Ground Control and call it a day.

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    I can't take it anymore

    Check out the new bontrager 29-3, my lbs recommended it over the slant six and I absolutely love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shinola View Post
    Check out the new bontrager 29-3, my lbs recommended it over the slant six and I absolutely love it.
    +1...that tire has Kung Fu grip(Bontrager 29-3 2.25)!!!
    "The mind will quit....well before the body does"

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    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFYFZX View Post
    Grab a Specialized Ground Control and call it a day.
    +1, not a XC race tire by any means. But a solid rear trail tire for rocky chunky terrain. Overkill if you have groomed trails.

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    Are you running them with tubes or tubeless? My Panaracer Rampage is hopeless when I inflate them to minimum recommended psi (35 I think), but damn good grip when I run them 24-26psi - good enough to turn sharp corners fast on dirt/loose gravel road.

    If you can run 2.4", Ardent has a lot of grip too (they have 2.25" as well, but I don't know how good traction is).
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodmojo View Post
    +1, not a XC race tire by any means. But a solid rear trail tire for rocky chunky terrain. Overkill if you have groomed trails.
    +2, I have them front and back and they are quick but grip well.

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    + 1 for the Bontrager 29-3 in 2.35 for trail riding. Rolls fast, reasonably light, awesome side grip when you lay it over, center ridge makes them wear out much more slowly IMHOP. good sidewall protection too. I'm running mine on the rear, tubeless, 28 pounds pressure (i am 6' 4" 220 rtr) with a Panaracer Rampage 2.35 on the front set at about 25 psi. Loving this fast grippy set up Try the 29-3.

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