I have a 2014 Scale 960. It came stock with Schwalbe Rocket Rons. I am using this as a trail bike, not pure XC and I am finding it hard to handle on loose conditions. It feels a little out of control going down loose gravel, for example. I was thinking a fatter tire or one with a flatter contact patch would be better for handling. I am not an expert in tires at all. I looked at the Rocket Rons and they look narrow and rounded, built more for speed and less for traction. Are my assumptions correct?

I am running Syncros XC39 wheels. Can anybody recommend an economical tire for me? I am looking at the Maxxis Ardent 2.2" or 2.4". Thanks in advance.