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    heckler tire setup

    hi

    I've recently purchased a used Heckler 2005 frame and am intent on using as many parts as I can from my old XC bike although I want to start riding in a more "all mountain" setting, whatever that means, and am fairly light, about 164 pds.

    As far as wheels are concerned:
    - are 2.1" wheels too small for a Heckler?
    - I have RIGIDA ZAC 2000 rims. what's the fattest tire I can put on them?
    - should I just buy a whole new setup?

    Thank you for the info
    Marco

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    I should go for a 2.35 inch tire. The Maxxis minion DH is a very well suited in my opinion.

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    I think it really just depends on the riding you'll be doing. 2.1's are fine for trail riding. I was running 2.35's front and rear. I just switched the rear for a 2.1 Weirwolf, keeping the 2.35 Nevegal up front.

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    Its all very dependant on the type of riding and conditions. I tend to ride hardpack singletrack and find the 2.1 high roller single ply pretty good, but also the 2.3 Conti Vertical. I run a Conti Digga 2.5 for hitting the local DH runs. I also use Sun SOS rims for light stuff and Singletrack rims for jumpy/dh sessions.

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    thanks

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    2.35 for me enough volume to reduce pinch flats when you push it :-)

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    I used to have a Maxxis High Roller and Crossmark, both in the 2.1 Exception series. I found these too lightweight for my 'all mountain' riding and have now switched to a Maxxis Minion up front and an Ignitor on the rear - both in the 2.35 size.

    It rides much better now.

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    thanks guys

    for all the help!
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