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    Palo Duro - Tire Choice

    I'll be going for the marathon next week and have never ridden there before. I have Sworks tires on the bike now, but have some EVO Ralphs laying around I can thrown on there if need be. Any thoughts as to whether or not the Sworks are durable enough for Palo Duro?

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    Cool-blue Rhythm tires

    Quote Originally Posted by CBRsteve View Post
    I'll be going for the marathon next week and have never ridden there before. I have Sworks tires on the bike now, but have some EVO Ralphs laying around I can thrown on there if need be. Any thoughts as to whether or not the Sworks are durable enough for Palo Duro?

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    Steve
    RR are afavorite around here.Crossmarks do well to.I like the rr and run them on my rigid ss.2.4 up front and 2.25 on back.

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    Thanks for the feedback, but I wound up just sticking with the Sworks tires (control 2.0 front and rear) at 25psi and they worked great! The rear spun up on a few of the steep climbs but that was more due to my body position than anything else really.

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    For future reference to anyone looking at this thread. The SWorks tires have been known to not stand up to PDC and surrounding trails in this part of Texas. I'm glad to hear you had success, but typically the SWorks sidewalls will take a beating within a few rides at PDC. I personally prefer the Control 2Bliss options for the area. I have a Ground Control 2Bliss Grid up front, and a Fast Trak Control 2Bliss on the back. I really like this combo, and have had good success this past 12 race series (XC).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Cownty Brewer View Post
    For future reference to anyone looking at this thread. The SWorks tires have been known to not stand up to PDC and surrounding trails in this part of Texas. I'm glad to hear you had success, but typically the SWorks sidewalls will take a beating within a few rides at PDC. I personally prefer the Control 2Bliss options for the area. I have a Ground Control 2Bliss Grid up front, and a Fast Trak Control 2Bliss on the back. I really like this combo, and have had good success this past 12 race series (XC).
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