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    Can't decide which tire to get.

    I'm putting my new ride together (SC NOMAD) and I can't decide which tires to go with. We do a lot of climbing here in Hawaii cause theres no shuttling and I like to come down the mountain fast. I'm around 250 +/- 5lbs. I want to get the maxxis high rollers or the kenda nevegals in size 2.35, but don't know if I should go with the folding or wire beads and single or dual ply. Never tried these tires before. Need some input.

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    I love the Conit Vertical Pros. Tread last a VERY long time, smooth rolling and is great in dry and wet conditions. Great all around tire... usually can be found on sale for about 34-39 bucks. Only on my FS, I use 2.5 weirwolf on front and Conti 2.3 on rear. for SS, 2.3 front and rear.
    Jeff

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    I was running the High Rollers for quit awhile on my 575 and really like them. The wire bead version was def sturdy enough for my weight 255ish. I am running the GEAX Sturdy which I am really digging and you can never really go wrong with the Nevs but I did have wear issues on them especially when I would ride to the trail head on some pavement. I am also running the Panaracer Rampages on my 29er and they are a nice all mt tire.

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    Single ply (better climbing); wire bead (stronger foundation for mounting).
    Nevegals have a sterling rep. I personally like Maxxis, between the two brands.
    A bike is the only drug with no bad side effects....

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    I would only consider dual ply if your doing some pretty burly descents on rocky trails...and you pinch flat a lot. Otherwise go single ply.

    Having owned both tires but the High Rollers in dual ply (on a Stinky) and the Nevegals single ply (on a 29er)...its a tough comparisson. I like the cornering of the Nevegals better but at least some of that can be attributed to the 29er wheel.

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    im 240 lbs...ran nevegals the last few years and swore by em...however, my last two rear nevs started to tear at the bead/seam and began to bubble...switched to maxxis to try something different....am now running high roller single ply rear and ardent in the front....love them even better....you sacrfice a little weight w/ the maxxis...but definitely made me feel more confident especially in rocky terrain

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    I take a different view from most, and run multi-ply DH tires all the time. This is on a SS too, but to me it's well worth the elimination of pinch flats AND the ability to run nice low pressures. I'm 230lbs, and 20-23psi at the low end is pretty sweet when you don't pinch.

    Yes, they are heavy, and kicked my butt when I got back on the trails in March. But I've since adjusted to them and climb fine - not to mention how much stronger I am when I jump on my geared XC bike!

    I'd say go dual ply.

    Tom P.

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    I just wanted to thank all you fellow Clydes out there for your input. I now which direction to go now with the tires.

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