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    XR3 Team Issue 29" x 2.2 vs. 29" x 2.3 vs. 29" x 2.4

    The Trek website shows the XR3 Team Issue TLR in multiple sizes that seem almost too close together.

    Besides the 2.4 being $5 less expensive, are there any real differences between the above? For example, is the 2.4 an updated version with new rubber compound and tread pattern or something like that?

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    I think the 2.4 became available recently, so I am assuming it's a 2017 tyre, which is getting wider to go with the wider Bontrager wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Cuz View Post
    I think the 2.4 became available recently, so I am assuming it's a 2017 tyre, which is getting wider to go with the wider Bontrager wheels
    I was wondering that. Thanks.

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    I just got XR3 2.4s. They are a bit wider and the knobs are a little taller than the 2.3s. You can check them out at the local Trek LBS as they're fitted to the new Fuel EXs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    I just got XR3 2.4s. They are a bit wider and the knobs are a little taller than the 2.3s. You can check them out at the local Trek LBS as they're fitted to the new Fuel EXs.
    Great, thanks. How are you liking them?

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    I've only tried the new 2.4 briefly but have lots of time with 2.2 and 2.3. I'm waiting for some SE3 to arrive and they should be considered.

    The new 2.4 I tried on 2017 bike could not be pushed like a trail demo but they seemed only slightly larger.

    All of these are super good predictable tires that don't pack as fast as some other fast tires. They have lots of traction for fast tires. I like 3 back and 4 front.

    I've torn or scored XR rear sidewalls too much for sealant to hold and that's why I suggested knowing about the SE tires. This has happened where there are sharp rocks and that's not something all areas have.

    Note to all Trek dealers and corporate sales and marketing people who might read this. Look in the mirror and repeat that you're a fool for not having the SEs stocked well and more well known.

    IIRC, SE3 is light compared to other reinforced tires.

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