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    Fruita/Moab Tires

    Heading to Fruita and Moab for a few weeks in April. Looking for tire recommendations. Right now I am riding a Maxxis Minion DHF 2.3 and really like them in the NW's sticky conditions. But maybe their not the best rollers out there?

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    Well, I've been to Fruita several times and ran various tires and never had any tire issues. I almost always run a Nobby Nic up front but out back, I've run Geax Saguaro, Specialized Ground Control and various Continentals. Haven't been to Moab yet but go to Gooseberry often (including tomorrow) and the shop there has Continental Trail Kings on all their rentals. It's also what I'm currently running on the new Pivot Mach 6.

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    Fat and moderately aggressive out front, moderately fat and fast rolling in the back. Tubeless FTW. I prefer Maxxis, but Conti is good as well.

    26" : DHF 2.5 front, Larsen TT 2.35 or Crossmark 2.25 rear
    27.5" : HR2 2.4 front, Ikon 2.35 rear
    29": Ardent 2.4 or DHR2 2.3 front, Ikon 2.35 or Ardent 2.25 rear
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    I ride whatever used tires are handed down to me and just ride and ride.
    Keep The Rubber Side Down

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    Unless they're shot and ready to be replaced, why not just use the tires you know and like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado View Post
    Fat and moderately aggressive out front, moderately fat and fast rolling in the back. Tubeless FTW.

    2.3/2.4 in front, and whatever in the back.

    For the most part, it's irrelevant. But bigger is better in the broken slickrock and sand.

    I typically pull out whatever tires are just about dead and run them. 1 mile in Moab = about 20 miles worth of wear, so don't waste your money on spendy new tires.

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    Just returned from a week in Fruita/GJ/Moab. Running Spec. Ground Controls on both ends. Worked great. Washed out once up front in the sand on Porc. Rim. Definitely showed their wear after a week but not a single slice or leak (running tubeless/Stan's). Hammering pretty hard through those rock gardens. I'm 220 geared up. Pressures: front 28, rear 32psi. BKOB

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    I bought a pair of Continental Mountain King's at the bike shop last year at the OTE bike shop in Fruita, had pretty good performance from them.
    I don't use Strava. Don't need an application to tell me I am slow because I already know.

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