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    Largest tire for the Rear of a Giant XTC1 29er

    I'm looking for new tires for my bike. So far i'm looking at the Geax Gato 2.3, Geax AKA's 2.2, SAGUARO 2.2. I currently have the Schwalbe Racing Ralphs. I live in New Mexico and I am looking for a new option.

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    Alu or composite?

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    Aluminum it is the 2012 xtc1 29er.

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    Sorry, can't be of help there. For the composite, AKA 2.2 fits nicely, but the Gato 2.3 will not fit.

    If it makes a mense - here are the dimensions I measured for those two at 19mm rims. you can measure the width of your stays and see if it will fit.

    ------------------AKA 2.2----GATO 2.3
    Tread width------52,6--------57,0
    Casing Width-----50,3-------54,9
    Tire height--------50,1-------55,3

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    Thanks for the help I will pull out my old ruler and check it out. How do you like the AKA I was thinking maybe Gato up front and either AKA or Saguaro out back.

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    You should not leave the Gato 2.3 alone in your house, this tire eats small kids.

    Massive volume, massive grip, can be run at teen pressures, penalty is a very heavy tire (wire version over 1kg). I use it for training so I could feel the difference on my race wheel set with Rocket Ron :-). TNT is lighter though and equally tough. I can't fault it at any terrain so far.

    AKA is a different story, it rides as it looks - it likes dry terrain. If you are going to run it rear, beware as it wears out pretty fast, although man would not say by looking at it. I would rather take the Saguaro as rear.

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