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    New question here. Hilton Falls / Agreement Forest Tire Choices

    I try to ride there at least twice a week just to see if I can break either a bone or a bike

    Last year went through two sets of rocket rons and a set or 29er mountain king (front side wall).

    This year put some 2.35 Hans Dampf's on. hook up really well in the dry but when it gets wet, like the entire summer, not so pleasant.

    Any advice would be great.

    For reference, im 230 geared, and there going on a Tallboy C with a fox 34 140. I've tried pressures from 23 psi to 33 psi.
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    Anything with studs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Todd- View Post
    Anything with studs!
    eek... no need..

    Believe or not - Racing Ralph Snake Skin is the best year around tire for rocks, of course, in my experience/opinion. Go with 2.35 size and you are GOLDEN.

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    I ride the same bike, Nobby Nics on f and race kings on back

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    Re: Hilton Falls / Agreement Forest Tire Choices

    I like 2.4 nobby nic on front 2.25 nobby nic on back, snake skin to protect sidewalls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    eek... no need...
    I was only kidding... I find a place like Hilton is so demanding, that you need the right tire, but more importantly the right pressure. Add to that the right skill and you'll be fine. Not enough skill and it won't matter what tire you roll, it's gonna be a bang up, smash yer bike kinda ride...

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    thanks for the info. skills, i have none of, so will try the 2.25 nobby nic on the back
    will let you know when i get er done.
    i dont really see it being that much more grippy then the hans dampf at 23 psi, only time will tell , or it stops raining
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    Riding a Tallboy C as well. I tried the Rocket Rons in there and did not like them all that much. I prefer the Crossmark tires that came with the bike originally. They do a nice job on the rocks. They are ony 2.1 and I would prefer a bit wider tire, but the profile seems right. I have been avoiding the AF with all the wet conditions. I have smashed my knee twice there in the wet. I think the right tire may help a little in there, but when things are greasy in there, good luck.
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    I thought Hans Dampf is supposed to have good traction in wet weather.

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    I have been using On-One Smorgasbord tires in 2.25 size this summer. Excellent traction and fairly low rolling resistance for a beefy tire. I think Hilton is the spot for these tires. CHUNK!

    I have a set here not mounted up, I think they are $60 for the pair(with tax and duty).
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    Front DHF 2.5 EXO
    Rear Crossmark 2.1 LUST

    Hulk smash that stuff.

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    - another possibility - cut the HansDampfs.
    I'm 230 or so on bike.

    With the HD, I noticed that I liked them at slow speeds, crawling, cruising etc, but when I started to push them (or it was a bit moist out) that they would tend to wash out when I picked up the pace.

    I ended up cutting the repeating group of 4 intermediate knobs down - this opens a nice channel between the centre and side. You do have to watch how hard you throw it into a corner as the side knobs are a bit small and unsupported so you can overwhelm them - roll them over as opposed to throwing them over...

    Makes a world of difference.

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    I tried cutting a set of Dampfs and found the side knobs too unsupported. If you have a HD and just not happy with it and want to try, go ahead, but I'd never recommend buying one to specifically cut.

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    thanks for all the advice, ive actually cut a pair of HD's down before and had good results.
    Was out there today, running 19 psi in the front and 22 in the rear, felt weird but hooked up well, that being said it was dryer today then the last two weeks.

    I think I just need more skills or subtract 15 years from my life
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    I think I just need more skills or subtract 15 years from my life [/QUOTE]

    + 1 Here. Except more skills AND 15 years younger. I rode AF with a guy on an Inspired Hex last year. Fully rigid and street tires. He killed it and with style . Pretty quick too. Lots of skills and around 23-25 years old. He loved the trail riding so much, he bought himself a full suspension bike, and rides in there regularly now.
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    RE: Hilton Falls / Agreement Forest Tire Choices

    Nobby Nics are comparable with Mountain Kings but the MK with Black Chili will have better grip IMO. Stick-e Nevegals are the best tires for wet including rocks IMO. People will tell you they roll slow, but that's less significant than not gripping in my experience.
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    Been riding nevegals 2.35 for years at hilton for years with no complaints other than they are not really well made tires, but they are cheap and hook up great
    it tied the room together man!

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