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    SoCal Tires

    Probably been covered numerous times before, what kind tires are you guys riding on these sand/loose dirt and gravel trails. Thinking about upgrading the factory rollers from my trek fuel ex6.

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    Re: SoCal Tires

    I have a Giant Reign.

    My favorite so far are the Kenda Excavators. Reviews were great so I tried them. I've run tubed and tubeless. The tubed varriety can be found for ~$20. The UST are quite a bit more, but I found some for $40 each. LOVE the ust with my 823s.

    I've also had Nevegals and CST Cheyenne. Cheyennes were good for grip, but were too thin for me. Lots of flats. They can be had for $15. Hated the Nevegals. Slow rolling compared to the Excavators.

    Don't confuse these with the newer Nexcavator. Those didn't get as good reviews.

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    I ride the Specialized Ground Control on the back, Purgatory on the front, and overall I'm very happy. I use the medium weight versions called "control" which are in-between the S-Works (too light unless you are racing XC) and the full UST tires they offer (heavy but stout). I rode SART again today, and did lose traction often on the loose Pine needles and leaves as well as super loose sand, but this can be expected with any tire. On the more rocky and gravel type surfaces as well as dirt, I get really good traction, a light tire, and good overall flat protection with the Stan's set up as tubeless. I RARELY get a flat, but it has happened.

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    Big thread on this already that has lots of good info in it . . . its probably only a few pages back. A good read for sure.
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    Link? A thread like that should be stickied at the top.

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    Here you go: Best tire for So Cals dry dusty conditions?

    Ping the mods . . . . I agree, it should be sticky.
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    SoCal Tires

    Thanks. I'll message them today.

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