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  1. #1
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    Tire recommendations?

    I live out of state but I'm going to be bringing my 2006 Gary Fisher Piranha hardtail to live at my mother-in-law's to use while I'm in the area on periodic visits.

    Most of my riding would likely be at at Island Lake or Pontiac Lake. Is there a decent all purpose tire you guys like?

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    Are you riding this winter? Nobby Nic/ Hans Dampf combination works well. On the more XC side I use Rocket Ron/ Racing Ralph combo.
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    Depends on the conditions/temps/time of year you will be riding. Island Lake in the summer, you want something that rolls fast. Kenda Smallblock 8 on the rear, possibly the front, or a Kenda Slant 6 up front. Good combo, but the SB8 does not shed mud at all. I personally was using a Specialized Captain up front, Specialized Fastrack on the rear, and it was a great setup no matter where I would ride. Was great at Island Lake, but could hit Murray Lake on the way home, which is a completely different trail, and it would do equally as well.
    The pedals turn, not just the left one, but the right one too.

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    Thanks for the tips. I will probably be doing most of my riding in the spring, summer and fall. Not too into winter riding.

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    kinda depends on where you're riding.....PLRA is always loose and sketchy while Highland is more hard-packed and fast...ILRA can be sandy so you'll want some float there.....

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