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    Stumpy FSR Tire Recomendations

    I have a 2005. What is a good front/rear setup for all XC? Good tread w/o too much weight. I have the stock Resoltuion Pro 2.0 front and rear currently.
    '05 Specialized Stumpy FSR Expert 120 Disc
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    How about the Panaracer Smoke/Dart combo? Has great reviews.
    '05 Specialized Stumpy FSR Expert 120 Disc
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    XC'n B -more, MD since...uhhhh....yesterday

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    Tires are much more terrain specific than they are bike specific, what kind of terrain do you typically ride? For my xc hard tail I like tubeless maxxis ignitor 2.1s, they roll fast on hard pack and are predictable. I ride loose rock over hardpack and loamy soil typically. For my fs rig I prefer something with a little more meat on them like a 2.35 Kenda Nevegal up front, again tubeless ~30psi. It gives a little more confidence when I'm on really loose, steep dh.

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    J-Cee - I'm riding the exact same bike and have been dabbling a bit with XC racing.

    For trail rides, I was riding Nevegals, 2.1 front and rear, mounted tubeless on Crossmax SL's. Good grip, but roll slow.

    I swapped out some Specialized The Captain Control 2Bliss tires, I am really happy with them. They have great grip, are semi-lightweight and roll a lot better than the Neves. If there is one weakness, they seem to lack a little rear grip on gravelly lose climbs, otherwise, I'm very happy with them.

    Ran on mud yesterday, they worked exceptionally well. I'm running 35r/30f tire pressure, tubeless.

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    I'm pretty new at this so I don't want to get too crazy with tubeless. Tube tires are good for now. I'm typically running hard pack with some muddy when it's a little wet out.
    '05 Specialized Stumpy FSR Expert 120 Disc
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    XC'n B -more, MD since...uhhhh....yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Cee
    I'm pretty new at this so I don't want to get too crazy with tubeless. Tube tires are good for now. I'm typically running hard pack with some muddy when it's a little wet out.
    Tubeless isn't crazy, it works better as long as you're not slicing tires! Don't be afraid!

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    $$$$...new rims + tires.
    '05 Specialized Stumpy FSR Expert 120 Disc
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    XC'n B -more, MD since...uhhhh....yesterday

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    Stans Strips and some sealant! Less than $60 and you're tubeless! DOOOOO IT!

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    I run the Stans in my Crossmark UST's. No problems of any kind. They seem to hold on any surface well beyond MY limits.
    Scott.

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    I have the Mavic X317 rims. What Stan's kit do I need and where do I get it? Apparently you can run regular tires on these. Is that true or not recomended?
    '05 Specialized Stumpy FSR Expert 120 Disc
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Cee
    I have the Mavic X317 rims. What Stan's kit do I need and where do I get it? Apparently you can run regular tires on these. Is that true or not recomended?
    You need this and you should be all set.

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