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    Tallboy rear tire

    I'm running the 2.1 cross mark the bike comes with and it really kind of sucks. It's small, not particularly grippy and heavy. I had a 2.35 rampage but it rubbed abut on the FD when I stood up and the bike flexed. I'd like something a bit bigger. Curious what others a running.

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    Look into company's 2 .2" tires, they will be bigger burr should clear the front der
    27.2 miles ridden (going to be a slow start because of work )

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    Quote Originally Posted by sir_crackien View Post
    Look into company's 2 .2" tires, they will be bigger burr should clear the front der
    Are you suggesting that I just look at 2.2s? Tire sizes vary greatly in size between manufactures, or even model.

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    Tallboy rear tire

    Fairly grippy, fairly light, smaller than a Rampage - GC 2.3 or NN 2.25

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    2.2 Ardent

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    Ask your LBS.....they should have a pretty good idea of what tires work great in your riding areas.

    What works here.....may not work there.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    Tallboy rear tire

    Rocking a 2.35 nobby nic on a 21mm rim. No rub. Love it. Must deflate to remove wheel.

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    Tallboy rear tire

    Rocking a 2.35 nobby nic on a 21mm rim. No rub. Love it. Must deflate to remove wheel.
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    I've put ~3000 miles on my Tallboy 1.5 years, mostly on East Coast/Pisgah singletrack (rocky, some hardpack, some slop, chunky, roots, etc.)

    Fiddling with tires is one of my vices. Here's the combinations I've run and my opinions:

    1. Stock Crossmarks, tubes - Suicidal.
    2. 2.25'' Ardent front, Crossmark rear, tubes - Good to go for tubes
    3. Conti Race King front, X-King rear, tubeless - Great, but expensive and wore quickly
    4. 2.25'' Ardent front, WTB Nano rear, tubeless - Good, but not as much rear grip
    5. WTB Nano front, WTB Nano rear, tubeless - Ran this for an 8-hour race with a ton of non-tech climbing. Suprisingly good as long as I didn't expect too much out of the Nanos. No good going downhill when wet.
    6. Spesh Captain front, Fast Trak rear, tubeless - My favorite yet: the Captain grips a lot like the Ardent, the rear grips well, and both are relatively light and roll like champs

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    Have run a bunch of tires on mine. Nevegal 2.2, ignitor 2.1, rampage 2.35, and most recently trail king 2.4. I have never had rubbing issues but I have been running it as a 1x10 for the last 8 months or so. Really happy with the trail kings. The roll a little slow but more than hold their own when I go down.

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    I really like the Ground Control 2.3 as a rear tire. It has great traction for climbing and rolls pretty fast too. And at $55 msrp it's way cheaper than a Schwalbe,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrabu View Post
    I really like the Ground Control 2.3 as a rear tire. It has great traction for climbing and rolls pretty fast too. And at $55 msrp it's way cheaper than a Schwalbe,
    I have the 2.3 Ground Control on the front and love it ..... I must need to replace my crossmark on the rear soon
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    I've had great luck with icons I run a 2.35 front 2.25 rear and have been very happy with them. They are also way cheaper than schwalbes and wear well.

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    Another vote for the Ikon 2.35 on the rear, second would be the Ground Controll 2.3

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