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    Crested Butte- tires

    I usually run 2.1 Crossmarks on a 26" hartail.

    Was thinking of bringing a pair of 2.2 Specialized Captains or running an Ignitor in the front but not sure how loose it is?

    What do you locals suggest?

    Thanks.
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    i dig the 2.35 crossmark on the rear, and something of the 2.4 size up front

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    I suggest you don't over think it, and just have fun riding.

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    Yeah - pretty much ANY tire will work in the Butte. The trail bed surfaces aren't that demanding.

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    I was up there last week and people were riding on just about everything. Most of what I encountered was hardpack with only very small, short sections of mud in high altitudes like the 401. I had on 2.1 Nevegals with the back being substantially wore and had no probs.

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    You bring only one extra set of tires when you go on a bike trip????? Man, I bring three or four sets and match them carefully to each trail and the conditions for that day. In fact, i only do short loops so I can evaluate my tire chloice and change if required.

    In all seriousness - ride the tire that you like.

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    I vote for somthing with air inside and knobbie things outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadat40
    I vote for somthing with air inside and knobbie things outside.
    blo up doll??

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    oh snap!

    i thought i was in the colorado forum but must have ended up in the radical brahs members only forum. wish i was as cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King of Bling
    oh snap!

    i thought i was in the colorado forum but must have ended up in the radical brahs members only forum. wish i was as cool.
    you must be ye tall to ride this ride...and coolness only comes with 29"

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    Endomorphs, with ~60lbs front and rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bones get broke
    Endomorphs, with ~60lbs front and rear.
    Nice... we're all trying to be helpful and then the 400lb gorilla has to weigh in.

    Last edited by gunnirider; 05-11-2011 at 01:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Nice... we're all trying to be helpful and then the 400lb gorilla has to weigh in.
    Man, I can't be the 400lb gorilla. The gorilla suit I was going to buy from that guy on TGR got 151 spilled on it and then cought fire before hitmanbob could ship it out. Hey, maybe you could hook me up with some of your wifes armpit hair and I could weave it into a genuine gorilla suit.

    FKNA, thanks in advance for a trashbag full of yeti fur.
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    60psi is usually a good place to start with tire pressure here in CO...especially really buff singletrack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bones get broke
    Man, I can't be the 400lb gorilla.
    Dude... don't sell yourself short.

    BGB:


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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Dude... don't sell yourself short.

    BGB:

    That photo is making me sick a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weldo
    60psi is usually a good place to start with tire pressure here in CO...especially really buff singletrack.
    Absolutely, as long as you end up at 30-35 psi, which of course, is the PERFECT tire pressure!!!!

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    Its been a relatively wet summer which has made for some great tacky trail conditions, as well as riding down a full-on stream/trail when you get caught in it!

    Anyhow, its getting dry as of late which has brought dust over hardpack and deeper talc to some trails. So I'd base my selection on those conditions. Still, you may run into a little of everything on the trails out here. The most popular trail, 401, doesn't have too many rocks, but a lot of the other trails do. If you like riding long loops, you'll be putting in some miles on gravel roads, a low rolling resistance is nice for that. Ignitors and Nevegals are popular. I'm running Nevegals for the first time this season.(2.3 f, 2.1r) I think they're pretty good at everything, which makes them a great all-arounder. Hope that helps.

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    LarsenTT 2.35 rear, Advantage 2.4 front works great on everything.
    Loose is fast, on the edge is out of control.

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    nevegal 1.95 front and rear, maybe a 2.1 small block rear if conditions fit. I ride in slick roots, chunky rocks, hardpack, gravel, wet rainy, loose over whatever. These tires stick better than most and are fairly light at 545 grams. Surely colorado must fit into one of those conditions categories. It's just altitude and not that technical. yeah brah

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