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    Looking for a tire recommendation

    I am riding a Maverick ML-8 and ride predominantly on the Front Range. I currently have Nobby Nic tires from Schwalbe. The tires are great in loamy soil or wet conditions, but I constantly spin out on the rocks on the Front Range trails. Any suggestions? I have been looking at the Barricuda Airlight and a couple of different Maxxis tires.

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    I am pretty happy with the Kenda small block 8. Might give that a shot, handles well in our perpetual dusty and dry conditions. Also nice for the rocks and riding on pavement getting to the the trailheads

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    Seems that tire preference is personal. Most the peeps I know ride the same tires I do -- Maxxis ADvantage 2.4 on the front and typically a Maxxis Ardent on the back or something similar. IMHO i like the tires that grab a bit more than small block 8's -- they're fast rolling but don't bite enough for me... see, personal opinion....
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    Maxxis Minion. They give great confidence in most all front range conditions.

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    I'll second the Maxxis Advantage 2.4 for the front. It's bombproof and definitely handles scree (colorado springs). Put three scoops of stans and it sealed right up! The Advantage 2.1 on the back is ok but a little slow rolling compared to the Maxxis Mobster 2.1 Exception (damn, they don't make them anymore). Am about to try out a Continental Mountain King 2.2 snakeskin on the back. The Nevegals I've tried were way to slow rolling and I kept ripping the sidewalls.

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    maxxis ignitor 2.35 ust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris9702l
    I'll second the Maxxis Advantage 2.4 for the front. It's bombproof and definitely handles scree (colorado springs). Put three scoops of stans and it sealed right up! The Advantage 2.1 on the back is ok but a little slow rolling compared to the Maxxis Mobster 2.1 Exception (damn, they don't make them anymore). Am about to try out a Continental Mountain King 2.2 snakeskin on the back. The Nevegals I've tried were way to slow rolling and I kept ripping the sidewalls.

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    Try the Maxxis Ardent on the back (2.25)
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    WTB mutano raptor 2.4

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    Maxxis Ignitor front, highroller rear 2.35 for both


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    Minions though they don't roll very quickly

    Definatley not Kenda. Can't stop destroying them
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    the nev's side lugs are too tall, they roll off rocks sideways

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    ignitors in the back slide out on scree....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yetigirl
    ignitors in the back slide out on scree....
    Ummm... EVERYTHING slides out on scree.

    If you find a tire that doesn't... let us know.

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    I have no complaints with this combo.

    wtb Mutanoraptor 2.4 front
    wtb wolverine 2.2 rear

    Lightweight too! Good luck.
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    2.5 minion front, 2.35 high roller rear. ghetto tubeless. perfection.

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    Schwalbe Fat Alberts 2.35 and Big Betty's 2.4
    More cushion for yer pushin.
    **** censorship

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    Thanks

    I appreciate everyone's feedback. I am going to go with the Maxxis Ardent 2.2 on the back and the Maxxis High Roller 2.35 or 2.5 (not sure which yet) on the front. Thanks!

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    So where do you guys buy these? It seems like a great hit/miss. One shop only has Minion but nothing else. Kind of like that. Denver Tech center area is great!

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    Any shop that carries Maxxis...

    should be able to order in what you want/need. We carry a good supply of the Maxxis tires since my ladies group/team is sponsored by them. We don't have the High Rollers or minions, but have the ADvantage instead -- carry the ignitors, crossmarks, ardent and advantage. Can order in anything is....
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    Thanks, no store name? If that borders a spam then I apologize. I was just wondering which stores stock them all the time. I have Minion DH Specific on my front - a little heavy but the grip is much better than Conti Explorer which I used to think was awsome. Every single Conti I put on ripped in their side (like 5 of them), although I'm sure it is the rider problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatake
    Thanks, no store name? If that borders a spam then I apologize. I was just wondering which stores stock them all the time. I have Minion DH Specific on my front - a little heavy but the grip is much better than Conti Explorer which I used to think was awsome. Every single Conti I put on ripped in their side (like 5 of them), although I'm sure it is the rider problem.
    Sorry, wasn't sure if putting my store name down was a no-no or not! The store is the Bike Station (I-70 at Youngfield in Golden). I ride the ADvantage in the front and REALLY like that tire -- used to run Specialized and I thing this tire has the Spec beat... IMHO!
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    Ive been riding conti diesel 2.5's front and rear. They work pretty good. Light and inexpensive too.

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