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    What tire set up do you use?

    I ride alot of Rocks (who is PA doesnt) using a Panarace firepro 2.1 in the rear
    with a Kenda Nevegal 2.35 in the front. Very happy with this on my 26"HT.
    "foot to pedal, wheel to dirt, there is no substitute for the act of riding "

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    I'm running Maxxis Crossmark front and rear... Slime Lite tubes... 35lbs of pressure...

    How is the rolling resistance of the Panaracer Fire? Been looking at swapping.

    EDIT: I also run Kenda Klaws on my Ironhorse
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    I was using panaracer rampages 2.35 on front and back up until yesterday. I had to swap out the rear for something else. I pinched flatted the rear three times in one week at High Rocks. I swapped out the rear to a 2.0 gearx or something that came stock with my bike until I decide what to get next. I actually really liked it today on my ride.

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    Geax Saguaro, Hutchinson Phython, Kenda slant six, WTB Weirwolf, Nano, Prowler!!! All great tires on the dry rocks of PA.
    Spinnin' & Grinnin'

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    I've been running maxxis icon exo's with good results all summer. Just recently swapped out the front for a more aggressive s works control which does hold much better in wet conditions. Bad thing I already popped a decent hole that stans wouldn't seal, had to throw in a tube and haven't had a chance to mess with in and rey to get it to seal up.

    The maxxis combo sure rolls fast tho!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eckstream1 View Post
    I'm running Maxxis Crossmark front and rear... Slime Lite tubes... 35lbs of pressure...

    How is the rolling resistance of the Panaracer Fire? Been looking at swapping.

    EDIT: I also run Kenda Klaws on my Ironhorse
    Rolling resistance is great, im coming off Kenda Blue groove. traction is excellant.
    "foot to pedal, wheel to dirt, there is no substitute for the act of riding "

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    The current bike has Panaracer Rampages on it. (but they're 29er)


    My Kona has WTB Velociraptors. Want to borrow them and see what they feel like?

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    I'm loving maxxis minion dhf front and highroller rear. Dual surly larries on the pugs.
    Pugsley, Bullit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugbyroy View Post
    I'm loving maxxis minion dhf front and highroller rear. Dual surly larries on the pugs.
    Ugh I so want to ditch my Endomorph on the rear, but I don't hate it enough to go out and spend money on another Larry

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    In dry season...right now...

    ......Specialized The Captain Control Armadillo Elite 2.20 x 29 in front and Maxxis CrossMark 2.2 x 29 in rear......
    There are two paths you can go by but in the long run........

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    Wink

    any WTB front
    any WTB rear
    26 or 29


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    I'm running a Panaracer Rampage up front and a Geax Saguaro reversed in the rear.
    ahh...the sound of my hub when I coast.

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    I use a WTB timberwolf up front with a prowler MX rear. Both 2.5 - makes an awesome downhill setup for most conditions. I use Kenda K.O.Ts when its wet - also good tyres.

    What about a minion front 2.5 / high roller 2.35 rear?
    Or a High Roller 2.5 front / Holy Roller 2.4 rear?

    I reckon they would make good all mountain combos

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    In Pa. I ride from The Wiss to Rocky Ridge. I have tried a few different combo's from Bontrager's to Michelin AT's.. BUT hands down the best 29er tire for Pa. trails has been my new Racing Ralphs front and rear... The Snake Skin one's.....

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    +1 for the Ikons EXOs in everything but mud.

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    29er currently has Geax Saguaro's
    26 F/S has 2.35 Rampage in Front, 2.1 Cedric Gracia in the back
    26 H/T Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1 Front and back

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    29er Front Ignitor exo, Rear Crossmark - regular version. Both tubeless. The Cross is new and seems less squirrly out back. I'll prob go ign, F/R in the fall for better traction. Putting Ikons on the Xmas list though.

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    I got some specialized purgatory 2.2 on my bike, has only been dry since I put them on, but they seem to be pretty nice, I run them tubeless. As far as the when things get slick, I have found that the roadbike works best! When the roots/rocks get slick in pa, I dont think there is a tire that will get traction on slime.

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    Schwalb Nobby Nics 2.4 front and rear with Snakeskin sidewalls

    They roll fast and I've had them on lots of rocks. Run them with tubes, no flats in 1 year with them so far.

    Only caveat is they are not good on wet rocks, but not much is.

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    S-Works

    Any of the S-Works are fantastic and Specialized has a "Think they suck bring them back for a trade out" policy that lets you find the perfect tread for your needs. Remember that, counter to what most think, wider, softer tires have less rolling resistance and end up being faster even with the extra weight.

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    panaracer fire xc pro 2.1 in front
    WTB velociraptor in rear

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    Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1 F/R @ HT, Continental Race King 2.1 F/R @ race day;
    Specialized Pro Chunder 2.3 @ FS F/R, back-ups @ Fire XC Pro 2.1 F/R.

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