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    Looking for some big boy tires

    I'm 6'8" 280 running schwable nobby nics 2.2 tubeless on a trance x full suspension 29er at about 32+\- psi. I know these tires are soft but after 250 miles I've about demolished a set. I notice that in the voters the sidewalls give and I loose it in the turn. I still want the low rolling resistance but I think I need a stiffer sidewall. Any info or recommendations are appreciated.

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    I run specialized 29" purgatory on rear 31 psi and butcher on front at 28 psi tubeless. I'm 240+/- and get about 500 miles or so out of the rear and a little more on front. They still life at that, but Im OCD about wear items.

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    Do you find that the stiffer sidewall helps cornering?

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    No real issues on cornering. They always stick the turns. The sidewalls still appear to be good, some scaring. I think mostly from the rocks I plow through. These are beefy tires. Definitely not a cross country tire, serious tread though. I like them because they grip on the slow climbs of loose rocky sections I ride. Specialized makes tires in control and s-works version. The controls are heavier with thicker sidewalls. I have never flatted with these. I've tried other brands and seemed to flat every ride.

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    I will second the Purgatory, the Control models have nice and durable sidewalls (S-Works version not so much). For an all-mountain tire they roll very well as well.
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    I'm starting to realize that the sidewalls on my nobby nics are too thin to last running lower pressure. I live the grip just not the cornering in turns.

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    I have had similar problems with schwable tires. I had the Hans Dampfs, while the those tires had thicker sidewalls I did destroy the tread in about 250 miles as well, which kinda pissed me off seeing those tires cost a premium. They did grip well but not really any better than other high end tires that cost less and last MUCH longer.

    As for tires that I have had good luck with, the Kenda Nevegals, and the Forte' Tsali. I have run those both in the 2.2" version. that being said the Nevegals it much wider in the tread and grips very well even in rather loose conditions. Thusfar I have only run the Tsali on the rear but I can tell you that this tires rolls very well and seems to be very tough against rocks and pavement.

    I have a set of WTB Bronsons TCS 2.2"and a set of Kenda 24SEVEN's SCT 2.0" on waiting for then the time arises to change tires.
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    Nevegal is one of the best Clydesdale tire. Won't win you a podium or a weight weenie pissing match but they are top notch in traction and longevity

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    I've had the nevagal and it really lacks on cornering and mud.

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    WGK108, if you found that the nevegal lacked in cornering then you might want to look at the pressure that you are running and/or suspension setup. The Nevegal is considered one of the grippier tires out there in pretty much any condition. Having ridden many many tires over the years I can tell you that the above is true and I weight in at about 260 lbs as well, so we are in a similar weight realm. I run about 32 psi on the front and about 38 psi on the rear on the 2.2" 29er version.

    Not criticizing but something to consider.
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