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    Yelli - Maxxis or Schwalbe

    I need better tires for my Yelli. Looking at the Maxxis Ardent or Schwalbe Hans Dampf.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonesy22 View Post
    I need better tires for my Yelli. Looking at the Maxxis Ardent or Schwalbe Hans Dampf.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
    I'm a big fan of the Specialized Butcher Control's. Grippy, roll well, predictable, and reasonable weight (and price).
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    On-One Chunky Monkey 2.4

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    Having ridden both the Ardents (originally) and Hans Dampfs (currently)... my riding style and local trails (every single possible surface you can think of)... the Hans Dampfs win hands-down.
    Last edited by StanleyJ; 06-19-2013 at 07:08 AM.

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    I'm a huge fan of Schwalbes (not their prices, though).
    They have great tire choices in every category:
    For lightweight/large volume tires, nothing comes close to Rocket Rons(best) or Racing Ralphs(close 2nd)
    Need heavier casing? Hans Dampf; nothing else comes close.
    Heavy duty FR or DH? Big Bettys are the ****.

    No, I don't work for Schwalbe. I am a tire junky, though.
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    Yelli - Maxxis or Schwalbe

    Quote Originally Posted by riiz View Post
    On-One Chunky Monkey 2.4
    And just $30, shipped. I am really happy with how they turned out. I ran a ChMonk front, SGB rear at Test of Metal in Squamish last weekend. Did the job well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    And just $30, shipped. I am really happy with how they turned out. I ran a ChMonk front, SGB rear at Test of Metal in Squamish last weekend. Did the job well.
    I love the Chunky Monkey in the front too, but I run a Geax Sagauro in the rear for dry So-Cal trails. But I will run another Monkey in the rear for lift-assisted riding at Big Bear.

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    front or rear?

    I'm running the HD in the front of mine and love it. As a rear tire it would probably be overkill, IMO, for the conditions where I live. I'm running a Saguro in the rear and also love that.

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    I'm running Psycho Genius's right now. But been wanting to try a beefier tire lately.
    Tough choice lol
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