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    Hard tail 29er

    What tires are you running?

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    TNT Geax Saguaro 2.2 front and back for fast rides.
    If you want to get aggressive put a wider Panaracer Rampage on the front and keep the Geax on the back. They are great tires.

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    2.4 Specialized Purgatory up front
    2.55 Weirwolf out back

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    +1 for the Geax front/rear

    Nice call on the Rampage up front Chongman, may try that sometime.

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    Saguaro (non-ust) in back, Exiwolf 2.3 in front, high volume, quick rollers. Running tubeless on 355's. Light and fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chongoman
    TNT Geax Saguaro 2.2 front and back for fast rides.
    If you want to get aggressive put a wider Panaracer Rampage on the front and keep the Geax on the back. They are great tires.

    X3, great tires and hold up well..........Drew

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    I was thinking about the rampage up front. Wasn't to sure about what to run in the back. Now I know. Thanks for the input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyj
    I was thinking about the rampage up front. Wasn't to sure about what to run in the back. Now I know. Thanks for the input.
    I have a 29'er Bianchi HT (single speed) and I used to run the Geax Saguaro out back...but they seem to wear out too damn fast. I switched to the WTB Exiwolf and it's been a pleasant surprise -- grippy as hell, fast rolling, but much more durable.

    The Rampage up front is the ticket. I've had that on my bike for 18 months and I won't use anyting else. The small penalty in weight and rolling resistance is made up by the gobs of traction.

    Thx...Doug

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    Ran the GEAX Saguaros, but found them to not have quite enough grip for technical stuff, but pretty fast on DC. I've since put Nevegals (non-tubeless version) on, and they stick nice.

    The GEAX sauce really works well though. I prefer it to Stan's.

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    Long time Exiwolf fan here.
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    Geax Saguaro TNT. The TNT's have a bit thicker sidewall. I've had 4 and have never tore one in the Phoenix area. Decent weight too.

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    If you're racing I'd recommend the Bontrager XDX, but they don't make them anymore. I just moved over to some SB8s and they're ok. You can feel the flex in the sidewall. Nice since it's a hardtail, but doesn't have the feeling of durability to it.

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    2.2 kenda nevegals, or 2.35 schwalbe big apples to commute.
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    fat Weirwolf. I also dig the Exiwolf on the back, but the Exi seems to wear a little faster than the Weirwolf.

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    2.3 Exiwolfs front and back. Fat tire, good bump absorption for the rigid, running them tubeless. I can't go really low on the pressure though because they start to spit at me around 25-27 psi, but that's ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by z06dustin
    2.2 kenda nevegals, or 2.35 schwalbe big apples to commute.
    The Nevegals would not be my first choice for commuting! They're heavy and slow rolling. General trail riding I'd use them without a second thought though.

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    Front: 29x2.55 WTB Weirwolf DNA
    Rear: 29x2.1 Hutchison Python XC Light TLR

    Both mounted tubeless on Stans 355s wheels with Stans sealant. Run 30 psi F/R just about always. But I'm fairly light 160 lbs and not that aggressive.

    Been riding this set up on a Jabberwocky for about 2 months and liking it. YMMV obviously.

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    Kenda SB8's! Also like a Captain up front with a Fast Trak or SB8 in the rear.
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    Big time fan of the Geax front and rear. Just switched to a Nano rear for faster acceleration. Miss the cush of a larger tire, otherwise the bike handles the same just 100grams lighter and a good roll while commuting.
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    I've got the same tires in different size on my bikes now and am overall very happy with them.

    On the rigid is:
    Specialized Purgatory Control 2.4" 2Bliss on bonty tlr rims tubeless at 18psi
    Specialized Captain Control 2.2" 2Bliss on bonty tlr rims tubeless at 25psi

    Great combination for our area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkerpeter
    The Nevegals would not be my first choice for commuting! They're heavy and slow rolling. General trail riding I'd use them without a second thought though.
    yah certainly, the big apples are my commuting tire hence the comma.

    i use the nevegals for trail riding and the seem to work very well, better than my abilities for sure.
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