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    Southeast Michiganders, help with tire choices please

    Ok, a little quick background. I am new to mountain biking and its mostly a family thing, no racing or overly aggressive stuff. So far our trail experience is at Stony Creek, but I hope to get out and sample some other trails as well. I ride a Diamondback Overdrive which came with WTB Prowler SL tires and my son has a Windsor Cliff 4900 which came with WTB Velociraptors. We do do some riding around town, my son moreso than myself unfortunately, and I know this is not ideal for the knobby tires. The Velociraptors aew only $20 each, so wearing them out isn't so bad, but my Prowlers are about $50 so that bothers me a little more.

    Anyways, purely as trail tires are these well suited to Michigan trails? Is there a more affordable option for my 29er that would perform well on our trails and not hurt so bad when I wear it out on cement? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I know a second set of wheels with semi slicks would be ideal, but a bit expensive for the current budget.
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    Last edited by Crash Test Dumby; 07-06-2011 at 08:59 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by STT GUY View Post
    Screw the search function... you're new, ask the question(s). If anyone gets thier undies in a bunch it's thier problem.

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    Rocket Rons are the best I've found, but not for road riding, I can't imagine one tire doing both well, it would be one or the other, with our hard pack, sand, rock, roots a hard tire just wouldn't work.
    Why not just change tires when you want to road ride, or better yet have your son do the changes.
    Good Luck
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