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    Hobgoblin tire question...

    Looking to get a new toy and decided upon the X7 version but am curious about something and couldn't find any info... I just bought some Maxxis Ardent 2.4's a few months ago and was wondering if they'll fit the HG?


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    I think they will what rims are on that one? may be tight

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    looks like their the WTB SpeedDisc I-19 Alloy Double-Walled with eyelets, I'm more worried about them fitting within the frame/fork than on the rims though, guess I should have noted that first off, sorry. I have some Stan's Flow's with Hope Hubs I'll be moving over if they'll clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcyrus16 View Post
    Looking to get a new toy and decided upon the X7 version but am curious about something and couldn't find any info... I just bought some Maxxis Ardent 2.4's a few months ago and was wondering if they'll fit the HG?


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    They will just fit, but not offer a great deal of clearance and may have rub if the wheel gets out of true.

    I'd probably stick with 2.3's or smaller if it were me.

    Hope that helps!

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    I've run Kenda Nevegals in 2.2, and now Continental Trail Kings in 2.2 (the Trail Kings seem a hare narrower than the Nevegals) both fit with plenty of clearance. A 2.4 should fit, but like Jeremy said, if you're wheel comes out of true you'll be rubbing the frame. I think 2.3 is the sweet spot, if you can find a tread in that width you dig.
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    Hobgoblin tire question...

    Cool deal guys, thanks.


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    Here are a couple of questions about the Geax AKA on the Hobgoblin. Hopefully, somebody has some good info.

    1. There tubeless ready and non-tubeless ready AKAs. Is the one on the HG tubeless or no?

    2. I ride my MTB on asphalt a fair amount. I ride 4.5 miles to one trail and I ride 24 miles round trip to work when I use it commute. Can anyone give thoughts about the AKA as an asphalt tire?

    Thanks folks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffharris1us View Post
    Here are a couple of questions about the Geax AKA on the Hobgoblin. Hopefully, somebody has some good info.

    1. There tubeless ready and non-tubeless ready AKAs. Is the one on the HG tubeless or no?

    2. I ride my MTB on asphalt a fair amount. I ride 4.5 miles to one trail and I ride 24 miles round trip to work when I use it commute. Can anyone give thoughts about the AKA as an asphalt tire?

    Thanks folks!
    #2 - My limited experience with the AKA's seem to be very good on asphalt. They ride very smooth and fast and aren't particularly noisy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffharris1us View Post
    Here are a couple of questions about the Geax AKA on the Hobgoblin. Hopefully, somebody has some good info.

    1. There tubeless ready and non-tubeless ready AKAs. Is the one on the HG tubeless or no?

    2. I ride my MTB on asphalt a fair amount. I ride 4.5 miles to one trail and I ride 24 miles round trip to work when I use it commute. Can anyone give thoughts about the AKA as an asphalt tire?

    Thanks folks!
    The HG doesn't have "tubeless ready" tires on it, but I know folks that have converted there's using the Stan's kit and they have worked and held air fine.

    As far as being OK on asphalt, the AKA's have a lot of little knobs on them and will have some squirm in the corners. They will also wear fast on the road, especially using them on a 24mile commute. I occasionally will ride mine on the road to the trail or to the office, but both of them are short distances. If I was commuting on them I definitely would pick a smoother tire or one with a smooter center section.

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    I currently ride a small block tire that has a pretty solid center tread. I wore the rear down pretty well after about 1500 miles - which I felt pretty good about.

    I would be concerned about how quickly the AKA would wear out.

    Thanks all for the feedback.

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    I'm a fan of the AKA's, but the rubber compound seems a bit soft for the road, I would guess that even though they're small-knobbed tire, they would wear pretty fast on the road.
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