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    Is this the right tire for me? Road and Trail mix

    I ride 60% road and 40% single track trail in Texas with rocks, wooden bridges, roots, reverse-camber turns etc. I only ride when dry. I weigh 145lbs.

    I want a lightweight fast rolling tire because I've been having trouble accelerating and keeping a good speed on the pavement. My bike currently has stock GT Kenda All Terrain 26x2.1 tires. It feels like a tractor on pavement and rides okay on trail. In fact I think it grips a little too well. I think a little tire slippage is fun.

    I've been doing research and I've narrowed my search to the Maxxis Crossmark EXO. However, I'm still unsure if I should run dual crossmarks OR have an Ardent or maybe a Rocket Ron in the front. I'm leaning towards having dual crossmarks since I'm confident in my riding skill to handle washout and I won't be riding in any wet conditions at all. wut do?

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    Been looking at the Crossmarks as well, so also interested in people's opinions.

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    They roll nicely on pavement but dont hold up very long onroad.

    Have you looked at something like the Kenda Happy Medium?

    Depending on how loose your trail conditions are, something like a Maxxis Holy Roller might work well - air it up on the road and air down to MTB pressures for a nicer rolling grippy setup offroad. Will be much better on hardpack trails without loose turns.

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    look into duro miner.

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