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    Best tubeless mud tire? (cross country ,free ride)

    I was looking for Maxxis swamp thing but seems to be they dont make it tubeless.

    I ride in this time of the year in slipery clay type mud, lots of downhills and uphills.

    Whats the best tubeless tire for this conditions?

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    I have good experience with the Huch Mosquito and the Maxx Ignitor.

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    Michelin Hot S 2.5

    Quote Originally Posted by motoadve
    I was looking for Maxxis swamp thing but seems to be they dont make it tubeless.

    I ride in this time of the year in slipery clay type mud, lots of downhills and uphills.

    Whats the best tubeless tire for this conditions?

    Michelin Hot S 2.5 great performer in the slick, nasty stuff, problem i have is weak sidewalls tore/punctured with alot of the sharp rocky trails we ride... but that tire is awesome in the muck...i think it was supergo that had'em for real cheap..

    i've been searching for a Hot S replacement (stronger sidewalls) running a Hutchinson Octopus (Fatass tire 2.5 looks like 2.8) barely clears the stays on my id...seems like a good tire... washes out a tad in the fast dry turn where the Hot S railed...

    on my banshee i'm experimenting with the Conti Vert pro seems like a good tire as well...but who can afford'em the shop wanted 64bucks... thanks to brad for the discount

    I still ride the Hot S on my front tire on both my rides

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    The Geax Blade is the best true UST mudder that I've tried. The lugs are long blades (hence the name) that propel you through the mud like a steamboat on the water. Kinda squirelly on hardpack however.
    If you're interested, I have one that I used for less than 3 weeks when I was in Vermont and haven't looked at it since moving to Colorado. PM me if you're interested.
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    IRC Stingo XC Tubeless is pretty good
    Michelin Mud (was XL S) Tubeless
    Geax Blade UST
    I have seen UK ads for Maxxis Medusa 2.1 UST. No word on US availablity.
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    panaracer trail raker is the new awesome mud tire. It is self cleaning and grips the ground like cougar claws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard
    panaracer trail raker is the new awesome mud tire. It is self cleaning and grips the ground like cougar claws.
    Love the TrailRaker.
    Not UST though.
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    I tried the Mich XLS last year and found it to be pretty mediocre in Vermont mud. The Blade fared much better, although the XLS did better on dry land.
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