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    TIRES and the Harley Woods, Southern Kettles, N WI, U.P.

    Only mentioning those because those are really the only mountain biking experiences I have and know, and where most of my riding occurs. Going to venture to the U.P. and northern Wisconsin this summer though.

    Need new tires.

    What tires do you guys have and why?
    What do you like and dislike about them?
    Really no idea where to start.
    Let's keep them cheap.

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    You need a very specialized tire for each location. Cheap is not an option. I would buy different wheel sets too. Don't even use the same pump on different tires.

    If you want to be known as the odd guy who only uses one tire, get something like the bontrager xr3 Bontrager: XR3 26" (Model #10950)

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    Shut up Charlie, you need a different bike for each location because there is no way you can ride each of those locations with the same bike. Its unpossible. Think of the children!

    On a related note, I have a bunch of Hutchinson Scorpion Pro's in 26x2.1 for sale, cheap. Black and black and yellow.

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    26", 29", 650B or fat-bike tires?
    owner/raconteur at fat-bike.com

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    I've had success with Kenda Small Block 8's on the hard pack and sandy trails in north and north central WI, in all conditions. They handled fine on the Marquette south trails but they probably wouldn't be my first choice there, especially if its wet.

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    that is no help at all.

    Which small block 8?
    1.75? 1.90? 1.95? 2.10? UST? DCT? SCT? Folding? Wire bead? DH? 60 or 120 DPI casing? What air pressure are your running?
    Stans or tubes?

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    You forgot to ask what width rim with what gauge spokes....all around tires for one thousand, Chuck.
    owner/raconteur at fat-bike.com

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    Hey it'd be a 26 CLINCHER, on the wide side, preferrably 2.25 or larger.
    Last edited by passthestoke; 02-05-2013 at 04:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjohnson View Post
    Which small block 8?
    1.75? 1.90? 1.95? 2.10? UST? DCT? SCT? Folding? Wire bead? DH? 60 or 120 DPI casing? What air pressure are your running?
    Stans or tubes?
    I prefer the small block 8's tubeless at no air pressure for the most challenging ride. Except when its wet then I go with slicks. Also I inexplicably keep having to replace my rims and sometimes no matter how hard or fast I pedal I don't go anywhere.

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    xr3 or xr4

    Quote Originally Posted by passthestoke View Post
    Hey it'd be a 26 tubular, on the wide side, preferrably 2.25 or larger.
    xr3 or xr4 will be suitable for just about any situation.

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    Thanks for the suggestion on the 3s or 4s. Can anyone suggest a tire that's one step up from those two, in terms of meaty?

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