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    tire suggestions?

    building my first mountain bike. been riding on the road for the last couple of years.
    its a full rigid 29er

    i was wondering what kind of tires are guys using around here. i live in plymouth (kinda between ann arbor and detroit). since this is my first mtb i dont know anything about the tires and i dont know anything about trail conditions in my area. those seem to be the 2 variables to picking a tire.

    oh, and i have tubeless rims.

    thanks for any help/insight

    edit: well i did some searching (who would have thought that would work!) and found some tire combos.

    1. WTB nano in back / WTB Weirwolf in front

    2. Hutch python front / IRC myth back

    *and then i am also curious about the Geax saguaro and Maxxis mimo
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    Michelin XC Dry 2 and Kenda Small Block eights are great tires too. Very fast rolling tires. The Michelins are probably a little better for grip.

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    i could only find the smallblock 8s in 29in. they look nice....similar to the maxxis mimo maybe?

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    Yep, my lbs swears by the Small Block Eights. He does a lot of XC riding and even said they are decent in loose sand.

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    i have been reading a lot of mixed reviews on the SB8 tire and pretty much everyone seems to agree that its not as good as it gets (its nobodys favorite).

    here is the setup i think i have settled on.

    maxxis ignitor rear / kenda karma front

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