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    WTB Exiwolf Replacement

    For the past 4 or 5 years, the Exiwolf (29 x 2.3) has been my preferred rear tire. However, WTB has discontinued it and Iím in need of replacement. Hereís what I like about the Exiwolf, pretty much in order of importance:
    - Tough sidewalls Ė puts up with the abrasion from rocks
    - Rounded profile Ė predictable off camber traction when riding through rock gardens
    - Good traction on wet or dry conditions
    - Many, close-spaced, low-profile knobs make for low rolling resistance
    - Long wearing

    Here are some of the tires Iíve tried in recent years that just didnít do well as a rear tire:
    - Kenda Slant-six Ė This is currently my favorite front tire but the sidewalls are too weak for use in the rear
    - Geax Saguaro Ė Tough sidewalls, but poor traction on wet rocks
    - Maxis Ignitor Ė Good traction but weak sidewalls
    - WTB Wolverine Ė Relatively squared off profile makes it less predictable in rock gardens

    Anybody have any suggestions of what else to try, especially if you liked the Exiwolf?

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    Maxxis Ardent in a 2.25 is a great all-arounder. I liked it a bit more than the Exiwolf. Give it a try.

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    Not to be cliche but the schwable roro or rara is solid in the rear.

    I really like the slant 6 as a rear too cuz its ability to grab in gravel.

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