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    Tires for the desert

    What are you guys running? I'm in the market for some new rubber and not sure what to get. Thanks everyone!

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    Schwalbe or Vee Ruber
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    Tires for the desert

    Quote Originally Posted by Camaleon View Post
    Schwalbe or Vee Ruber
    Would those be the Durano and Vee Twin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Would those be the Durano and Vee Twin?
    I'm already running Durano's front and rear. I find that they have too much rolling resistance and they aren't great for the trails around Las Vegas. Those are definitely my go to mud tire though!

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    I am currently running a Conti King up front and a Maxxis High Roller in the back; both of which are tubeless. I guess it depends more on what time of trail you are riding and i would not consider the tires I run to have low rolling resistance.

    That being said they take abuse and are sticky for technical climbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oilnewby View Post
    I am currently running a Conti King up front and a Maxxis High Roller in the back; both of which are tubeless. I guess it depends more on what time of trail you are riding and i would not consider the tires I run to have low rolling resistance.

    That being said they take abuse and are sticky for technical climbs.
    I have used this combination(Conti Trail Kings) with good success too, tubeless of course.

    Some of my bikes have Schwalbe Hans D up front and Conti Trail King 2.2s rear.

    Bootleg Canyon and Cowboy Trails are brutal on tires and I have found that Conti and Maxxis brands last longer.

    A good test for a tire is going down West Leg at Bootleg Canyon, the mid-part that has that rocky g-out.

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    I have been riding Racing Ralphs(snakeskin) tubeless front and back for quite awhile now. They are light, fast, and fairly predictable. I also like small block eights although I havent tried the 29er version yet.
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