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    Not another tire thread!

    a couple buddies & myself are headed down to experience the McKenzie River trail the weekend of the 20th.

    I need new tires. So what's working well down there in the 27.5/26" variety, aggressive rider?

    much obliged!

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    Schwalbe nobby nic is the mostest kickin assest tire on the market. even the "cheap" version rocks.

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    Something with a bit of sidewall protection If you want to ride hard in the lava sections. Tread design won't matter that much for that trail so something intermediate will be fine. Hans dampf nobby nic whatever is cheap.

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    Like Finch says, it's all about the sidewalls on that trail, not the tread. Even so, bring a tire boot! I've always been favored by the Tire Gods on that trail, but I've seen two people walking out with dead tires over the (too many) years I've been riding it.
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    I've ran everything from aggressive tire to race tire like a small block 8. All work fine. Tube and patch kit a must. There are plenty of sniper rocks!

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    I may give the no ni a try..

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    For winter, I run a meatier tire f/r for traction. Summer and fall, I use something faster in the rear. NoNi are a great all around option-2.35 front, 2.25 rear with snakeskin. For Conti, try x-king 2.4 rear and trail king 2.2 front in protection versions. For Maxxis, try an ardent 2.4 or minion dhf2.5 exo front and an ardent 2.25 exo rear (or 2.35 Ikon, but you have to order those direct from Maxxis).

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