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    Tire Choice for the Alps

    We are lucky to get a trip to the Ports Du Soleis region of the Alps ( Chatel France).

    I am looking for some help deciding on what tires to purchase for the trip.
    My rims are tubeless compatible, and I will weigh approximately 200 lbs with a full kit.

    Any suggestions on tire choice would be welcome.
    Thanks !

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    dual ply maxxis minions / high rollers is what Im rolling on when I head there next week

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    [QUOTE=Steveonomad]We are lucky to get a trip to the Ports Du Soleis region of the Alps ( Chatel France).[/QUOTE

    As you're going Portes du Soleil I am assuming you will be riding lift assisted. In that case weight is not an issue and thus I second the Maxxis Minion's (2.5 UST). Now this year turns out to be a little muddier then normal so the Swampthing would also be a good pick...they are pretty versatile actually...

    I like the Schwalbe tires as well but they are a little less reliable. Well at least I always manage to rip the side walls... Having said that yesterday I ripped the rear Minion jumping some stairs.

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    Thanks Guys,
    I've ordered some Minions
    report to follow ;-)

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    The Minions came in non UST, so I sent them back.
    I decided to follow the advice of my riding partner entuusiast extradornaire, and riding partner world class mechanic. Went with Kenda Nevegal UST front and back.
    Never a problem, not one little bit, none of us!
    Others in the group, on various combinations, and configurations met with problems throughout our 7 rides and 75,000 feet of descending.
    At times I wished they were on Nevegals, cause I would rather ride, than watch someone fix their flat.
    Cheers

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