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    Recommended tires for Central PA

    I'm looking for some new tires. What are recommended types for this area? Tire size 26"

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    I've been running Panaracer Fire XCs for years and love them for virtually everything. Singletrack, Rocks, XC races etc. Tubeless is worthwhile with them but does cost a little more initially.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersedona View Post
    I've been running Panaracer Fire XCs for years and love them for virtually everything. Singletrack, Rocks, XC races etc. Tubeless is worthwhile with them but does cost a little more initially.
    I'll second Fire XC Pros.....in my mind the best 26er tire ever made.
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    I'm running a Trail King 2.2 up front and a Bontrager XR4 Expert in the rear. Both very grippy and shed mud pretty well.
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    Third on the Fire Xc Pros. Nevegals work well too, but roll slower.

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    I been told a few get Nevegals! But from all the love of the Fire SC I'll check those out.

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    Currently riding on Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35 front and Maxxis Ardent 2.2 rear with EXO sidewall protection. Both setup tubeless with Stan's. Good performance on the variety of conditions I encounter in Central PA. Was using 2.2 Nobby Nics in the rear all last year, but they just didn't last as long as I liked (went through 3 in 16 months). The Ardent is proving to be more durable.

    Schwalbe Hans Dampf seem to be quite popular around here too. Very large volumne 2.35. Would make for good front tire.

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    maxxis advantage. absolutely awesome all around tire.

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    Conti Trail King 2.2 front and rear. Slick rocks and roots are not an issue with this tire. Def. not an XC "Race" tire.... Which is exactly what I don't want. The only negative is that they're a little pricey.
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    I'm happily running rocket ron evo up front (2.4) and hans dampf performance (2.35) in the back. I really like the set up except for the uber-thin side walls of the rocket ron which can get squeemish on turns at high speed. I just ordered a MKII for the front to replace the rocket ron and expect good results.

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