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    New question here. Who Likes Nevegal For A Front Tire?

    Need to replace my front tire soon. I'm running a 2.3 Nevegal on the rear and have been quite satisfied with the tire. I'm curious if people like the tire for the front. I'm considering a 2.5 for the front, I've been running 2.3 and 2.35 tires for 3 years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnfiend
    Need to replace my front tire soon. I'm running a 2.3 Nevegal on the rear and have been quite satisfied with the tire. I'm curious if people like the tire for the front. I'm considering a 2.5 for the front, I've been running 2.3 and 2.35 tires for 3 years now.

    I ride a Yeti 575 with a Pike. I'm a trailrider so no big jumps for this kid. I primarily ride in the Angeles but sometimes venture out to other areas in SoCal.
    So far I have liked it as a front tire down here in OC. The Stick-E compound seems to hook up pretty well. I am only running a 2.1 and could only imagine the 2.5 working considerably better. Kenda's run a bit big, so the 2.35 is a pretty large tire. Unless you are riding in really rocky areas and need lower tire pressures, the 2.35 si best all around performance. Does Kenda even make a Nevegal 2.5 that is not in a DH casing?

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    Yes they do. I'm running them now, and they work EXTREMELY well in loose, silty terrain.

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    I love it I am running 2.1 stickys front and back and they track great, I have lot of confidence in them a little slow taking off but once you get rolling they are fast...
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    Running 2.5

    On a 4" XC bike. I love em, I've got the Sticky E's and they're great for loose rocky trails. I was waiting around for 2.35's but they're really hard to get. Picked up the 2.5's for $27 at the Kenda booth at 24HOA. I haven't looked back since. Great decender, but a pig to pedal up. It's worth it though, I highly recommend it as a front tire.

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    I run a 2.5 nev in the front. I have not noticed a single bad thing about it. It seals right up to a 819 tubeless rim with some stans real nice. Great front tire for socal, but you could get away with less around here anyways.
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    SMOKEY,

    What bead are you using? Wire, Kevlar? Do you use any soap when airing them up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnfiend
    SMOKEY,

    What bead are you using? Wire, Kevlar? Do you use any soap when airing them up?
    Kevlar bead. Yes, use lots -o- soap. Dish soap bubbles, as thick and frothy as you can get it. It helps to mount a new tire with a tube and give it a ride or two to give the tire some shape before you attempt tubless with a non UST tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SMOKEY
    Yes, use lots -o- soap. Dish soap bubbles, as thick and frothy as you can get it. It helps to mount a new tire with a tube and give it a ride or two to give the tire some shape before you attempt tubless with a non UST tire.
    Thanks for the advice.
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    I've run both a Nevegal and Blue Groove in the front and I prefer the Blue Groove here in so cal. You don't really notice much difference until you get into loose rocky sections, then the BG just seems to wander less while the Nevegal seems to get pushed side to side more from the rocks. Also there isn't much of a difference at all between the 2.35 and the 2.5 as far as width goes so I'd just go with the 2.35.

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    Very good

    A little heavy for some but great grip and strong lugs that dont fold easily.

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    I think it is pretty good. I am running 2.1 with stans ztr rims. They took a while to seal but after 2 days they stopped losing air. They hook up very well. I run about 35 psi in the rear and about 25 up front. I can stand now on climbs where i used to lose traction. They are not so good in the mud because it tends to stick to them but everything else is ok.

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    I run nevegal in the front and back, 2.1 in the rear and 2.35 in the front. Only thing is you can have skinny rims like the mavic 223s or the bigger 2.35 will rip off the rim under pressure. I have the scars to prove it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsbucky
    Only thing is you can have skinny rims like the mavic 223s or the bigger 2.35 will rip off the rim under pressure.
    Do you mean you cannot have skinny rims? I have a XM819 in the rear and a xm 321 in the front. The 321 is a pretty wide rim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnfiend
    Do you mean you cannot have skinny rims? I have a XM819 in the rear and a xm 321 in the front. The 321 is a pretty wide rim.
    I've run a 2.35 w/a Mavic 317 w/no problems and am running a 2.5 on an 819, it will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnfiend
    Do you mean you cannot have skinny rims? I have a XM819 in the rear and a xm 321 in the front. The 321 is a pretty wide rim.
    Well of course you can run it, I just wouldnt reccomend running a tire bigger than 2.1 on a rim that is as skinny as the mavic x223. From personal experience the larger tires come off the rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsbucky
    Well of course you can run it, I just wouldnt reccomend running a tire bigger than 2.1 on a rim that is as skinny as the mavic x223. From personal experience the larger tires come off the rim.
    What are you doing running road rims? I thought this was a mountain bike forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Upchuck
    What are you doing running road rims? I thought this was a mountain bike forum.

    haha yeah wtf am i doing here i need my spandex STAT!

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    Good job! true dat...

    I run a Nevegal 2.35/2.1 combo w/ stans and these things rock! Air them up to keep up with XC weenies, and air them down to run with the big boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjammin
    I run a Nevegal 2.35/2.1 combo w/ stans and these things rock! Air them up to keep up with XC weenies, and air them down to run with the big boys.
    Dude, it's about time you show your ugly mug here on the board

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnfiend
    Need to replace my front tire soon. I'm running a 2.3 Nevegal on the rear and have been quite satisfied with the tire. I'm curious if people like the tire for the front. I'm considering a 2.5 for the front, I've been running 2.3 and 2.35 tires for 3 years now.

    I ride a Yeti 575 with a Pike. I'm a trailrider so no big jumps for this kid. I primarily ride in the Angeles but sometimes venture out to other areas in SoCal.
    I have the Nevegal 2.5 on the f/r of my VP-Free and they Rock!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hbfrdh1
    Dude, it's about time you show your ugly mug here on the board

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