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    Tires for firecracker 50

    Any recs from those that have done this course before?
    Currently running 2.25 29 ikons on my rdo but they seem somewhat sketchy
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    cj

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    Quote Originally Posted by xterracj View Post
    Any recs from those that have done this course before?
    Currently running 2.25 29 ikons on my rdo but they seem somewhat sketchy
    Thanks
    cj
    I've given up on Ikons on the front- I run Ikon on the rear with a nice fat ardent on the front. Serves me well on CO trails. I was super happy to have the Ardent at the Growler- the Ikons may have been okay on the SBFL- I'll keep the Ardent for the Tatanka and Breck 100.

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    Something with decent sidewalls; the trails as you descend towards town/Carter Park can be tough on tires.

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    Thanks for the input
    cj

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    I don't have any specific recommendations but you probably should err on the side of burley for sidewalls. You see a lot of people with flats using super light race tires. The 2.2 UST Conti X kings aren't the lightest or fastest rolling, but you'll probably get through the race without a flat with a tire like that.

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    Thanks for input
    ended up using cont 2.2 mnt king front/ cont 2.2 x king in rear; worked great
    Those 2.2 pretty narrow though; no flats

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    I used Spec Captain Controls, 2.2 ft and 2.0 rear, tubeless and carted a few tire boots with me. No flats, running 30psi all around. The sidewalls were pretty scuffed afterwards from the descents - most covered in rock bits and mine tailings.

    I saw a guy who picked up a rock in his rear tire that was about the size of a golf ball but with a sharp tip. It was amazing (the size of it and that his sealant sealed it), humerus (to see such a large rock protruding from a tire), and sad (he was finished for the day unless he could get hold of another tire).

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