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    Another Shenandoah Tire Question

    I have had good success running IKONs the last two years but my tires developed blisters this year from stans so I switched to 2.25 RARAs in the Snakeskin variety. I had a flat on the Wilderness 101 and another flat preriding the course this past weekend. The flats were punctures in the tread, not the sidewall. I like the tires but would prefer to not flat in the race. i am thinking of putting new Ikons on with Continental Revo Sealant or running a RARA in the rear and a Nobby Nic up front. I amy even run a nobby nic/Ikon combo. i am concerned about rollling resistance with the nobby nic and all the fire roads. Anyone have any experience with this tire for endurance races. I ride a 29er Carbon Highball. Thanks.
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    It's carbon dontcha know.
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    I used Ikons last year and they coped just fine, even in the muddy mud conditions. I mounted up new ones for Wilderness so they're still good to go for Shen.
    Rolling on 29", 650b, 8.3" and 23mm

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    Thanks. Do you think running a Nobby Nic up front with an Ikon would slow you down much. I have pre-riddent the course a couple of times and Wolf and Chestnut are a little chewed up so I was thinking the 2.35 Nobby Nic might give a little more traction while not giving up too much in rolling resistance.
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    It's carbon dontcha know.
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    Haven't ridden NN to know what they're like.
    Rolling on 29", 650b, 8.3" and 23mm

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