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    Call me odd, but I like running the DHR2 on the front and the DHF on the back. Exo, 3c, 29er chromag surface.

    DHF rolls a bit faster it feels like. And the DHR2 grips and brakes better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Bluth View Post
    Call me odd, but I like running the DHR2 on the front and the DHF on the back. Exo, 3c, 29er chromag surface.

    DHF rolls a bit faster it feels like. And the DHR2 grips and brakes better.

    Am I the nuts?
    yes. Do what works for you, but the proof is in the pudding. I don't think you'll ever see a top level rider using a DHR2 in the front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironchefjon View Post
    yes. Do what works for you, but the proof is in the pudding. I don't think you'll ever see a top level rider using a DHR2 in the front.
    A lot of pros run DHR2 in the front, or a clone of one from another company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerberus75 View Post
    A lot of pros run DHR2 in the front, or a clone of one from another company.
    Well I eat my words. Didn't realize this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironchefjon View Post
    Well I eat my words. Didn't realize this.
    DHR2 is fast but drifty on the front. If you're a pro, no worries.

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    Nothing ever stuck to rocks for me at crazy off-camber angles like DHFs.
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    DHR2 up front is a excellent tire. Syndicate guys used to run the DHR2 up front frequently. Some guys clip the fronts to open them up a bit. IMHO it rolls faster than the DHF and brakes better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider76 View Post
    IMHO it rolls faster than the DHF and brakes better.
    Exactly my impressions.

    Also, let's not forget that there's a lot of difference between the traction provided by the 3 tread compounds available in the DHR2:

    dual-compound wears well, rolls fine, slippy if it's wet
    3C Maxx Terra on the 'trail' versions is good all-around
    3C Maxx Grip on the DH versions has superb grip, so different from DC

    edit: whoops, had 2 of those reversed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColinL View Post
    DHR2 is fast but drifty on the front. If you're a pro, no worries.
    I cliped 3mm of the wider center blocks and it's no longer drifty.

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    I have been running a 2.4 wt on a 30mm inner wheel up front. I cannot for the life of me find this "drifty" zone you guys are talking about. Just slap it into the corner and it sticks, roll it in slowly and it feels consistent the whole time. I did ride highroller 2 for a while and they drift like a boss. The DHF in 2.5 felt more drifty to me as I went from center knobs to corner knobs. This riding at trails like trestle bike park where its dry and dusty and speeds around 30 to 35mph are common place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColinL View Post
    Exactly my impressions.

    Also, let's not forget that there's a lot of difference between the traction provided by the 3 tread compounds available in the DHR2:

    dual-compound wears well, rolls fine, slippy if it's wet
    3C Maxx Terra on the 'trail' versions is good all-around
    3C Maxx Grip on the DH versions has superb grip, so different from DC

    edit: whoops, had 2 of those reversed.

    From the the info I gathered, I went with DHF in the front and DHR2 in the rear both 3C Max Terra. To me it rides great and haven't experienced any performance issues.

    But I had a nice fellow on the trail make a comment on my poor selection of the rear tire. Apparently nobody runs a 3C Maxx Terra compound in the rear.

    I used to have DHF front and HR2 without 3C that came with the bike and didn't like the hr2.

    When it's time to replace tires, is it optimal to put a 3C compound in front and non 3C in rear?

    i can see how the OP is questioning the DHR2 in the front and DHF in rear because I guess there are tried and true combinations that riders already experienced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColinL View Post
    Exactly my impressions.

    Also, let's not forget that there's a lot of difference between the traction provided by the 3 tread compounds available in the DHR2:

    dual-compound wears well, rolls fine, slippy if it's wet
    3C Maxx Terra on the 'trail' versions is good all-around
    3C Maxx Grip on the DH versions has superb grip, so different from DC

    edit: whoops, had 2 of those reversed.
    I think when I wear out my DHF rear I will move my DHR2 front to the rear and get a new DHR2 for the front. If it feels slower than the DHF I'm going to send you an angry pm.
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    I ran DHR2 front and back for a couple of years and really liked them, then went to a DHF/DHR2 and like that even more, then DHFx2 and loved that. So, no right or wrong, it all depends on you and your local dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solo_man View Post
    From the the info I gathered, I went with DHF in the front and DHR2 in the rear both 3C Max Terra. To me it rides great and haven't experienced any performance issues.

    But I had a nice fellow on the trail make a comment on my poor selection of the rear tire. Apparently nobody runs a 3C Maxx Terra compound in the rear.

    I used to have DHF front and HR2 without 3C that came with the bike and didn't like the hr2.

    When it's time to replace tires, is it optimal to put a 3C compound in front and non 3C in rear?

    i can see how the OP is questioning the DHR2 in the front and DHF in rear because I guess there are tried and true combinations that riders already experienced.
    if your rides are always dry, then dual compound rear tires will last longer and hook up OK. but if you do any rides on damp roots or rocks, you'll quickly find that DC is squirrelly. the more mud and loam, usually, people will favor the dhf.

    but these are just generalizations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerberus75 View Post
    A lot of pros run DHR2 in the front, or a clone of one from another company.
    In what style of racing?
    XC, not so much
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    Take a look at Aaron Gwins bike since signing with YT until mid way through this year when his signature tire came out. He was on shorty or dhr2.

    Richie Rude kinda set "the combo" to have as far as enduro goes with a DHF in the front however, Jared graves, Curtis keen have a butcher for the last 2 years that looks just like a DHR2, also any trek rider has been riding a DHR2 clone for a few years. All of the syndicate team runs them front and rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brent701 View Post
    In what style of racing?
    XC, not so much
    down hill and Enduo mostly. I've read some XC racers would if they know it's going to be really loose. But other tires have come out to fill the void.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    Take a look at Aaron Gwins bike since signing with YT until mid way through this year when his signature tire came out. He was on shorty or dhr2.

    Richie Rude kinda set "the combo" to have as far as enduro goes with a DHF in the front however, Jared graves, Curtis keen have a butcher for the last 2 years that looks just like a DHR2, also any trek rider has been riding a DHR2 clone for a few years. All of the syndicate team runs them front and rear.

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    My Butcher looks a lot more like DHF than DHR2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsrxc View Post
    My Butcher looks a lot more like DHF than DHR2.
    Just wait for the "new" one to come out next month or so. It's the same as they have been racing. It's different. ..... trust me. I'm a tire whore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsrxc View Post
    My Butcher looks a lot more like DHF than DHR2.
    Yep, there's a reason so many tires look like cousins to the DHF.

    And the DHR2

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    Just wait for the "new" one to come out next month or so. It's the same as they have been racing. It's different. ..... trust me. I'm a tire whore.

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    Interesting, since I'm planning to get wider wheels I'll be looking for larger tires to match also...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    also any trek rider has been riding a DHR2 clone for a few years.

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