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    Big Bear rider looking for new tires...

    I have a Rocky Mountain 26" Vertex 30 and I need new tires. Does anyone have suggestions about what type of tread I should be looking for considering the terrain i.e. rocks, gravel, sand, and lots of climbing?

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    The best tires I've found, and alot of Big Bear riders used to use them( most ride 29ers, I ride 27.5) are the WTB MutanoRaptor 2.4 Race tires, those things hook up on everything BB can throw, their light,560grams, roll real fast and hook up great in corners. If they made them in 27.5, I'd still them, Schwalbe Racing Ralph's are what I currently use and they have similar characteristics to the WTB' s

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    I'm not a BB local but I ride it enough to know what works. For me, Specialized Ground Control or Purgatory are great there.
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    So this may be a dumb question, but this is the first set of new tires I am buying. Should I worry about buying two different tires? Or does that really matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexkak View Post
    So this may be a dumb question, but this is the first set of new tires I am buying. Should I worry about buying two different tires? Or does that really matter?
    The only way to learn what works for you is to experiment. Lots of riders have different tires front and rear. It's all personal choice based on personal experiences.
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