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    Better Tire?

    What would be an ideal tire for Green Mountain or trails like it?

    The rubber that came with my Giant Revel 29 0 may not be quite right.

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    Tires are for wimps.

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    Personal preference. It all comes down to more expensive rubber for better grip/puncture/etc features. And then basically the more knobs the more grip but you sacrifice rolling resistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu View Post
    Personal preference. It all comes down to more expensive rubber for better grip/puncture/etc features. And then basically the more knobs the more grip but you sacrifice rolling resistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
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    I like Specialized Ummagummas especially in wet conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka View Post
    I like Specialized Ummagummas especially in wet conditions.
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    Woooooooo this thread is a odd one for sure. First time I think I have seen a tire thread that has not been a **** show from the start.
    OP just throw some ignitors or the captains on and have fun. Two pretty much do everything trail tires for the front range.

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    WTB makes the Green Mountain Off Road Tyre specifically for Green Mountain. You will need to change to the Maxxis Walker Ranch Rage if you decide to ride over there though.
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    The Redneck is wise- go with a 2.3 Maxxis Ignitor up front and a Specialized Captain Control 2.0 on back (or a Specialized Ground Control on back if you don't ride too much pavement- pavement will wear down the knobs faster than a Cptn wears down).

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    Black ones with knobs are the best. however, skin walls with noobs are fun to watch.
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    I'm a big fan of a Schwalbe Nobby Nic up front with a Racing Ralph in the back. They're pricey, but damn good tires.

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    I've been in general pleased with the Spesh Captain Control in the rear, but haven't put that many miles on it yet. Maxxis Ardent is the best front tire for the Front Range in my experience, much grippier than the Ignitor.
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    I particularly like Hans Dampf but they're probably not the tire you are after. They are slow on the flat due to rolling resistance but they grip like velco and plough through everything heading downhill which is what I care about right now.

    In the Spring I'll put an Ikon on the back as that is a seriously fast tire when there is plenty of hero dirt around.

    PS, ask 20 people what tire they prefer and you will get 20 different answers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hirschmj View Post
    Maxxis Ardent is the best front tire for the Front Range in my experience, much grippier than the Ignitor.
    I just swapped my front Ardent for a Hans Dampf. The Ardent is not great in snow and I've been losing confidence in it over the fall. The funning thing is that I thought an Ardent was a big tire until I put the HD on. The HD is massive; so big infact that I now have to deflate my tire to get it in my bike rack

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    Best tires for a 29er on the Front Range

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    Since that bike has only been out for a few months, I'm guessing that your tires are still in good shape. If they are not worn out yet, I would try reducing the pressure. Try running around 33 psi. You may pinch flat on the rear if you are not too smooth, but the traction will improve drastically if you are running closer to 40psi.

    with tubes most of us can run in the low 30's without too many pinch flats. If pinch flats become a hassle, try 33 psi up front and 38psi in the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNormsk View Post
    I just swapped my front Ardent for a Hans Dampf. The Ardent is not great in snow and I've been losing confidence in it over the fall. The funning thing is that I thought an Ardent was a big tire until I put the HD on. The HD is massive; so big infact that I now have to deflate my tire to get it in my bike rack
    You're right about the Ardent being much less inspiring in the snow. I'll keep the HD's in mind next time I'm looking at tires For The Front Range.
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