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    New question here. New all mountain tyre

    It's time to replace the worn out Panaracer xc pros on my Trance with something more agressive. I'm looking at -

    Maxxis highroller
    Maxxis advantage
    Panaracer rampage
    Continental vertical

    Anyone had experience with these tyres? or can share any info? The terrain would be mostly steep slippery or rocky descents, gravel paths and slippy rooty forest floors, with the occasional steep climb.

    My priorities in this tyre would be in order of importance -

    All weather grip
    Rolling resistance
    Weight
    puncture prevention
    Wear rates


    All feedback is welcome!

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    Geax Sturdy 2.25's

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    I've had real bad luck with Conti tires of the Vertical generation in non-dry environments. Could just be me, but there you are.

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    1 vote for Rampage

    I've been running a 2.5 rampage up front for about a month now and love it. You might do a search for Shiggy's thoughts on the Rampage, as I ride in Shiggy town, and find it works great for this environment (PNW).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.
    I've been running a 2.5 rampage up front for about a month now and love it. You might do a search for Shiggy's thoughts on the Rampage, as I ride in Shiggy town, and find it works great for this environment (PNW).
    is there a 2.5 version of the Rampage? .. I have only read about the 2.35

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    is there a 2.5 version of the Rampage? .. I have only read about the 2.35
    Dang dyslexia...no, I indeed meant 2.35.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.
    Dang dyslexia...no, I indeed meant 2.35.
    ah.. ok ...

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    I like the High Roller as a rear. Ditto for the Rampage. I'm not very impressed with either up front. Kenda Nevegals are pretty good, but the sidewalls are weaksauce unless you get the dual ply ones, and then they're boat anchors. Conti Verticals are TINY. Maybe a real 2.1, if that. Maxxis tires run a little small too, but not as much as the Contis. I havn't tried the ADvantage, but I'm thinking about giving 'em a go.

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    All Mountain Baby

    Quote Originally Posted by neil_uk
    My priorities in this tyre would be in order of importance -
    All weather grip
    Rolling resistance
    Weight
    puncture prevention
    Wear rates
    All feedback is welcome!
    Neil.
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    I would for sure try one of these on the front, I am stoked with it. Big Betty

    Then throw one of these on the rare...... awesome too. Nobby Nic

    Lastly, best pricing hands down and bestest service is from Larry at Mountain High and Chad at Red Barn.................... Seriously great pricing.....

    Good luck
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    Conti's suck. I wore through them quickly and they stuck to nothing. I ride Colorado front range/high altitude mtns.... not a good tire.

    I roll with Maxxis and have had great luck.

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    I've run Continental Gravity and Schwalbe Big Betty tires for a long time, both in Germany and here in Colorado/Front Range. The Gravity's are awesome for the damp, loamy conditions in Germany, but here in the dry loose stuff they're pretty sketchy. However, once the ground firms up or I hit a rockgarden, they're in their element again. They also roll extremely fast, and I've never suffered a pinch-flat or tear with them. My current set of Gravities have been on my bike for over a year, and with heavy usage they still have lots of life left in the tread.

    The Betties are a really good all-round tire, but they roll slower and wear faster than the Continentals.

    I'm going to try the Continental Digga 2.5s next, possibly with a Big Betty on the front. With the Digga's more aggressive and opened-up tread, I'm hoping that they'll hook up better in the dry stuff better, but still roll faster than the Schwalbe.
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    Maxxis Minions!!!

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    When you say "slippy", if you mean you often ride in wet conditions, then at least you want a sticky front tire (low durometer), this can mean the difference of riding happily or hitting the ground a lot.

    Big Betties come in a soft "front only" compound, or the sticky Kenda BlueGroove, either would work pretty well on the front.

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    holy crap, I just looked at the prices for those schwalbes...
    I thought I was getting bent over for the nevegal I just bought, but tires starting at 50 bucks?!
    (for the nice ones)

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    Nobby Nic is an awesome thing.....sweeeeeet grip + really fast =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowMongoose
    holy crap, I just looked at the prices for those schwalbes...
    I thought I was getting bent over for the nevegal I just bought, but tires starting at 50 bucks?!
    (for the nice ones)
    They are far from those prices..if you look in the right places (Chad @ Red Barn or Larry @ Mtn High Cyclery ) They are a lot cheaper here in Germany too

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowMongoose
    holy crap, I just looked at the prices for those schwalbes...
    I thought I was getting bent over for the nevegal I just bought, but tires starting at 50 bucks?!
    (for the nice ones)
    Yeah, they're not cheap. For better or worse, the Racing Ralph is by far my favorite dryish condition XC race tire, so I keep buying the damn things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    They are far from those prices..if you look in the right places (Chad @ Red Barn or Larry @ Mtn High Cyclery ) They are a lot cheaper here in Germany too
    True, nobody charges MSRP for anything. Still, they're way more expensive than most other tires out there.

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