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    Tyre for AM Holiday

    Right after trying various rear tyres have decided to go for a UST 2.1 Kenda small block eight on the rear had it on for 4 months now and not let me down.

    The trip is to Slovakia and trails are mainly rock and are dry, so front tyre I am debating between 2.5 UST 42a minion used it last year there and it provided excellent grip but teamed with a Highroller 2.5 UST on the back both super tacky was very draggy. So considering a 2.4 Rubber Queen on the front it's wider and 250g lighter.

    What are your thoughts I did have a Nobby Nic 2.4 protection on the front round here but got fed up with the slight wobble (it's not straight) also when I changed it last week for the minion it was an absolute nightmare to get of the rim (Carbon Haven) and involved pulling the tyre to one side with all my strength whilst digging the bead out of its seating with a plastic tyre lever, not something I think I could achieve when tired 1500m up a mountain.

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    I like the 2-4 RQ F & R , excellent grip and roll well for such a big tyre. Also might be worth checking out Hans Damf for front?

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    Nobby Nic is veeery bad. I ride in Portugal and we have a lot of stones, rocks... I've sent two NN to garbage with side rip.
    Maxxis is for me the best, either HR or Minion. Good grip is for me the most important thing to ride in such a terrain.

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    Can't fault the 2.2 Rubber Queen Black Chilli I've been running. Surprisingly fast rolling for a tyre which grips that well. No damage so far and that's including a lot of UK Lake District riding (the sharp slate rocks here can destroy sidewalls).

    They are great on loose surfaces and rocks. Pretty reasonable in mud, but poor on wet roots (but which tyre isn't).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmpoliveira View Post
    Nobby Nic is veeery bad. I ride in Portugal and we have a lot of stones, rocks... I've sent two NN to garbage with side rip.
    Maxxis is for me the best, either HR or Minion. Good grip is for me the most important thing to ride in such a terrain.
    +1 Schwalbe tires are absolutely overrated.

    The Maxxis Ardent 2.4 might also be an alternative.

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    I have been using the Michelin Dry 2 for awhile and have been very happy with it. About 800g each, comes in 2.3" but much bigger volume than a Panaracer 2.35" Rampage. Low height knobs so may not be good for muddy conditions ...

    20080530 michelin mountain dry 2 MTBR FORUM.jpg

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    Hearing great things about the Ardent 2.4 and Conti RQ 2.4.
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    Conti RQ gets my vote

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    Aredent 2.4

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    Hans dampf is doing well on my bike,One of the Best tyres i have ridden

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam View Post
    Hans dampf is doing well on my bike,One of the Best tyres i have ridden
    Do you know if the HD's are lighter than the 2.4 RQ's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loamranger View Post
    Do you know if the HD's are lighter than the 2.4 RQ's?
    Think the 2.35 tubeless snakeskin like i use are 750g ea,think the RQ's are heavier

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