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    Tires for Coiler

    I want some large volume, aggressive, low rolling resistance tires for my 05 Coiler. My priorities are in that order as I realize with large volume and aggressive tread, I will likely have a hard time finding low rolling resistance. I am looking into some WTB Timberwolf 2.5's. Will they clear the fork and frame? Any other suggestions? Shiggy, I know your out there....

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    What about some Nokians??

    Like the NBX's. Lots of folks really like those. Better yet, the Kenda Nevegal / Blue Groove combo seems to be the bee's knees. Have two buddies riding them and they love it. The timberwolf seems to be a good tire as well - nicely spaced knobs for shedding mud, but the tread is definitely not "low resistance". I think you're gonna want to pick two of your criteria and give on one.

    Any 2.5 will fit your coiler frame. The front will depend on your fork. If you've got a 'Zocchi Z1 or similar, you can run a 2.5 without issue.

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    For riding where?
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    Mostly hard to medium pack dirt with some occasional loose. Lots of rocks, roots, and knarly stuff. Not too keen on mud. Only ride in that when I abolutely have no other way around it, literally. To sum up mostly hardcore XC, with a screaming downhill every now and then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingleberry
    Mostly hard to medium pack dirt with some occasional loose. Lots of rocks, roots, and knarly stuff. Not too keen on mud. Only ride in that when I abolutely have no other way around it, literally. To sum up mostly hardcore XC, with a screaming downhill every now and then.
    The stock tires would work. For bigger tires:
    • Schwalbe Fat Albert 2.35
    • Conti Diesel 2.5
    • Kenda Cortez 2.4
    • Syncros Point N Chute 3 2.5
    • Kenda Blue Groove 2.35
    • Hutchinson Spider 2.3

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    Are you still running a triple chainset??

    Hi, I bought 2 Intense Intruder 2.5 tyres for my 2004 Coiler, the front one fitted no problem, but the rear tyre caught the chain when I was in the granny ring, not sure if they've sorted this for 2005 though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coiler Mad
    Hi, I bought 2 Intense Intruder 2.5 tyres for my 2004 Coiler, the front one fitted no problem, but the rear tyre caught the chain when I was in the granny ring, not sure if they've sorted this for 2005 though.
    I am running Bash/36/24 and adjusted the chainline. Fat Albert 2.35 and Big Earl 2.5 work fine.
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    Are you still running a triple chainset??

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    Hi, I bought 2 Intense Intruder 2.5 tyres for my 2004 Coiler, the front one fitted no problem, but the rear tyre caught the chain when I was in the granny ring, not sure if they've sorted this for 2005 though. They are'nt the lightest tyres around, but man, do they grip!!
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    I have Panaracer Fire FR 2.4 and they are awesome tires, they saved my ass on many occasions. They're alot better than the stock Tiogas.
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    I run 2.35 BG/Nevegal combo on my Dawg, and 2.5 Nevegals on my DH bike. They are the real deal, and hook up like nobody's business!! When it comes to these tires...believe the hype!! They're that good!
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