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    your tire choices

    Seems I have waaaay too many tires in the garage, about a 5 foot tall pile, and it needs to possibly get bigger for 2006. Sooooo.......what are your tire choices going to be, running the 5 Spot.
    I've run the Nev's with tubes, but has anyone had bad luck running the Nevegals 2.35 regular but set up tubeless? I'm not a fan of running a tubed tire set up tubeless, but just curious what everyone plans are for tire use for the coming summer.

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    I've run the Kendas tubeless but it's a major PITA to get it right. There's a ribbed ribbon on the inside of the tire bead that makes proper sealing very difficult.

    Kenda Blue Groove 2.35 front/Nevegal either 2.35 or 2.1 rear is my standard although I've been running the Schwalbe Big Betty 2.4 in gooey rubber recently in the rear & really digging it.
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    I'm thinking Nokian...

    Quote Originally Posted by DGC
    I'm not a fan of running a tubed tire set up tubeless, but just curious what everyone plans are for tire use for the coming summer.
    The NCX I think it is.. 2.35. With the silica compound. Its supposed to be supple but rolls well.
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    geax sturdy's, STFU!
    or barro mountain for those light flow dayz!

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    Neve 2.35 or Nokian Core 2.3 front. Various tires in back including Nokian Core 2.3, Maxxis Mobster 2.35, Geax Sturdy 2.25, and whatever else my 5' tire pile serves up.
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    Look DGC. I live where it's dusty. You have no idea. I mean like powder. I'm sure you can'te even imagine........rocks too. I mean if you rode the same kind of terrain I do, I might have some advice for you ......but it's obviously completely foreign.

    My suprise find last year was that IRC mibro thing for a front tire. The 2.25 (2.24?) tubeless one. It done me right. It's got the nice open channel like a maxxis dh tire so you can shove it into a turn real good like and expect it to find the good hooky in the same place every time.
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    Tubeless blows. Geax Sturdy 2.25, Spec Enduro S-Works 2.2, Conti Vertical Protec 2.3 (really more like 2.1s) for those high speed buff single track days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat
    Tubeless blows. Geax Sturdy 2.25, Spec Enduro S-Works 2.2, Conti Vertical Protec 2.3 (really more like 2.1s) for those high speed buff single track days.
    I've been wanting to run my neve 2.35 stick-E tubetype on a tubeless rim but that is such a PITA that I gave up, I run it with a tube which makes it easier to swap with a UST tire.

    Combo is as such
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    trail: Neve Stick-E 2.35 and Specialized Enduro pro 2.4 2bliss
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    Also,

    saw the new Hutch Barracuda UST 2.3 at the shop yesterday. Weighed 940gm. Nice aggressive tread similar to a sturdy. Will be trying these tubeless as soon as the DT 5.1 rim strips become available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat
    Tubeless blows. .

    Sweet.

    Mail me all the tubeless tires you've tried and given up on.
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    I run a 2.5 Kenda Nevegal up front in the single ply variety, and a 2.35 Nevegal single ply in the rear. For the Moab trips, I usually run a dual ply maxxis tire in the rear, but this year it will be the new Specialized Chunder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    Sweet.

    Mail me all the tubeless tires you've tried and given up on.
    You wouldn't want 'em - the sidewalls are all ripped to shreds, besides the shipping cost would be outrageous due to all that extra weight
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    f: WTB Weirwolf 2.4 or WTB Motoraptor 2.4 (depending on dust levels - moto for dust/late season blown out corners)

    r: Geax Barro Mountain 2.3 sticky rub UST or Geax Sturdy 2.25 UST for more burl
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat
    You wouldn't want 'em - the sidewalls are all ripped to shreds, besides the shipping cost would be outrageous due to all that extra weight
    Yeah I've got a pile of tubeless tires I tried on my dh and fr bikes and had to give up on it. WAY too many ripped up tires. It took me hours to clean all the latex off my uzzi after about 5 tire tears at downieville one day.

    I dig em on my xc bike though.
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    Kenda Nev 2.35, BG 2.35, Panaracer Fire FR 2.4, with the occasional Fire XC 2.1 on back for going fast. A mix of tubeless sometimes, tube other times. No problems at all running these tubeless. The initial sealing of the Kendas is challenging, and Panaracers seal up easier than you could imagine.

    The Fire FR is a slow tire, but up front it doesn't matter as much, and it really sticks like glue.

    Keep meaning to try the Geax Sturdy, but haven't gotten around to it.

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    Kenda nevegal 2.1 F & R here, running on stans olympic rims in the tubeless configuration. I anticipated having issues, but zero problems for the first couple of months now. Only situation I came across is that if I leave the bike sitting on the ground in storage the tires lose pressure. If I keep the bike in the stand, teres not touching, they keep full pressure......

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    I've been running the Nev 2.1 UST on my XCE. They seem to hold really well on Socal "dirt," they go on the rim easily with a floor pump, and they're nearly as wide as the 2.35 minions i was running before (sounds like you might be looking for a wider tire though). Also, they're pretty cheap a Jenson....$33 I think?

    I did blow up a brand new rear tire on pretty benign terrain but wrote it off as a freak event and replaced it with the same tire. I'm still concerned that it could happen again and that the sticky rubber is going to wear quickly. Overall though, pretty satisfied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo
    The Fire FR is a slow tire, but up front it doesn't matter as much, and it really sticks like glue.
    I agree, great traction in the rocks but a bit too knobby for the rear, sometimes a little loose in our scree we have here. What psi do you run in yours?

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    even though bontragers have a bad rep ive been running big earl 2.5 front and earl 2.4 rear with ghetto tubeless + stans sealant for the last 6 months on my spot.

    these tires flat out rock imo. great traction, very low rolling resistance, very reliable in sharp rocky conditions and very slow wearing.

    the only minus is other riders condescending remarks

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    I agree, great traction in the rocks but a bit too knobby for the rear, sometimes a little loose in our scree we have here. What psi do you run in yours?

    I cut off all the knurled knobs just off center of one of mine to open up a channel to access the sideknobs a little better. It made a world of difference. I highly reccomend it if you have a set.
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    A good set of tires makes a happy rider!


    It seems like most enjoy the Tomac tires. been runnin a 2.5 BG in front, w/2.35 Nevy in the rear. Slow rollin but strong holdin.

    One tire to try is the WTB Timberwolf. Huge Knobs with a concave sphere hollowed on top. These look mean. DGC, thought I saw one of these on the spot posted a while ago?likee?
    Shwalbe Fat Alberts. 'light version' worked well on hardpack, but schwinked on anything loose. 2.35&2.25.

    My latest tire purchase was a set of Minions. As said here before the 2.35's are pretty narrow. More like a 2.2 or 2.1. but they hook up! DHF in front DHR in the rear. Has anyone tried the DHR in the front? go well? Just wondering because somehow I ended up with 3 rears instead of a matching front and rear. Beware: Beyond Bikes Wanks.

    Oh yeah, the Michelin tires are solid too. 2.8 DH comp rails everything, The DH 2.4 Comp in the rear is pretty good so far. DH----Tubeless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAHEEB
    Has anyone tried the DHR in the front? go well? .

    Don't do it. That tire is made to turn on. Note the flat top knobs. It's also made to drift to a point before the angle where the sideknobs contact. It's most definitely the most well designed REAR tire out there. You'll end up on your face regularly. I promise. Since that was the only tubeless dh tire maxxis made for a while, a bunch of people ran them front and rear. They suck as a front tire.
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    If it's hardpack I run BG front and rear. If it's loose I throw the nevegal on the rear. dh tire if there's rocks around, otherwise the kevlar bead/trail version to save lots of weight. This is on my RFX

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAHEEB
    A good set of tires makes a happy rider!
    except when they are packed with mud, or flat...
    wheres my tube?

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    I'm addicted to Fire FR's, if I try something else up front I fall down (more).
    Been running front and rear lately, usually I run a 2.5 timberwolf rear but I wanted to wear out my old front tire. Will be trying the 2.7 TW soon. If I run my rfx at 5" it's the same tires, it's all about pushing the corners to the max for me.

    My chick runs nevegal tube kind, 2.3 front and 2.1 rear on her 5 spot. She's tried lots of tires and always comes back to this setup. She was enjoying 2.3 TW up front for a while but when I set her up 2.3 TW front and rear once for a ride where I thought she would love the hookup, it backfired and she felt like she wasn't aggresive enough to appreciate them. Said they felt squirelly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    My chick runs nevegal tube kind, 2.3 front and 2.1 rear on her 5 spot. She's tried lots of tires and always comes back to this setup. She was enjoying 2.3 TW up front for a while but when I set her up 2.3 TW front and rear once for a ride where I thought she would love the hookup, it backfired and she felt like she wasn't aggresive enough to appreciate them. Said they felt squirelly.
    I've got the Kenda BG Stick-e(2.5 or 2.35) in front and the Nev DTC (2.35) in the back. My GF uses the Nev 2.1 Stick-e in front and the Nev 1.95 in back. She likes that set-up but hasn't tried a BG in front. I've got a couple extra so I thought I'd throw one on for our next ride. For those that have tried both, what are the differences between the BG and Nevs as a front tire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkullCrack
    I've got the Kenda BG Stick-e(2.5 or 2.35) in front and the Nev DTC (2.35) in the back. My GF uses the Nev 2.1 Stick-e in front and the Nev 1.95 in back. She likes that set-up but hasn't tried a BG in front. I've got a couple extra so I thought I'd throw one on for our next ride. For those that have tried both, what are the differences between the BG and Nevs as a front tire?

    I've never run the nev on front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkullCrack
    For those that have tried both, what are the differences between the BG and Nevs as a front tire?
    The only difference I noticed was that the BG tends to "float" on loose ball-bearing-gravel type trails, whereas the Nevegal digs down thru it. The BG seems to corner a little better on hardpack. Other than those two extremes, they perform very similarly.

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    Schwalbe Fat Alberts front and rear for good all around traction, reliability and decent rolling.
    Swap the rear to Noby Nic (2.4 or 2.25)for long pedaling days over loos/moist terrain.
    Swap the rear to Racing Ralph (2.4 or 2.25) for long pedaling days over hardpack.
    Have no experience with Nics on the front, but they look like they will hook up pretty good over hardpack, loose over hardpack and a bit of moisture.

    Looking forward to Big Bettys and Maxxis High Rollers (42a durometer, wire bead, single ply). I'm looking into beffing up the sidewalls with High Rollers when riding with a particular mix of riding buddies. I've been eying Bettys for some time and Squak's recent mention got me thinking about them again.

    WTB Weirwolfs are pretty bad cornering tires over hardpack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkullCrack
    what are the differences between the BG and Nevs as a front tire?
    we still haven't tried the BG's yet, probably because they market it as a hard condition tire but looking at it I would think it to be a better soft condition and front tire than the neve since the knobs are bigger. I personally could care less about rolling resistance, I look for big stiff knobs to help keep me upright. Got to try the BG's someday.

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    2.5 Nevagal soft tread in front, Gazzalodi Core 2.3 in back-worked great all winter. Switching to DTC 2.35 Nevagal's front and back for the summer.

    Airwreck, I'd like to hear more about the Panaracer Fire-how do they work around the rocks/roots and wet stuff. The BG looks like a nice tire but I've read too many reviews where they say it washes out in the corners.
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    The Nevegals are going on next in the front(2.5). It looks leaner than the Bluegroove because of the smaller knobs, but I think its going to rock.


    Thanks for the Hds up on the DHR woo.



    Airwreck, Maybe we should swap a Blugroove for a big nevegal up front? Have any 2.5's?
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    Pair of Nevegals 2.1 ust work the most for me. There are 2.1 Panaracer Fire XC Pro and 2.35 Maxxis Ignitor as regular back up, all ust. I got too many tube punctured on my trail.

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    ... and if we just ... oh yeah....

    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    Look DGC. I live where it's dusty. You have no idea. I mean like powder. I'm sure you can'te even imagine........rocks too. I mean if you rode the same kind of terrain I do, I might have some advice for you ......but it's obviously completely foreign.

    My suprise find last year was that IRC mibro thing for a front tire. The 2.25 (2.24?) tubeless one. It done me right. It's got the nice open channel like a maxxis dh tire so you can shove it into a turn real good like and expect it to find the good hooky in the same place every time.
    well listen here woo hoo. I have no idea where your finding them dusty conditions, I would guess down on Nevada beach or Sand Harbor beach, because all I find is rock near me, I could throw a rock out my back yard and almost hit your house.......You might want to send me a few jars of dust so I can actually experience it....!!!!!!!
    All kidding aside, thanks for the post.
    p.s. anytime you want to experience some snow, i can send you a bucket or two...!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAHEEB
    A good set of tires makes a happy rider!


    It seems like most enjoy the Tomac tires. been runnin a 2.5 BG in front, w/2.35 Nevy in the rear. Slow rollin but strong holdin.

    One tire to try is the WTB Timberwolf. Huge Knobs with a concave sphere hollowed on top. These look mean. DGC, thought I saw one of these on the spot posted a while ago?likee?
    Shwalbe Fat Alberts. 'light version' worked well on hardpack, but schwinked on anything loose. 2.35&2.25.

    My latest tire purchase was a set of Minions. As said here before the 2.35's are pretty narrow. More like a 2.2 or 2.1. but they hook up! DHF in front DHR in the rear. Has anyone tried the DHR in the front? go well? Just wondering because somehow I ended up with 3 rears instead of a matching front and rear. Beware: Beyond Bikes Wanks.

    Oh yeah, the Michelin tires are solid too. 2.8 DH comp rails everything, The DH 2.4 Comp in the rear is pretty good so far. DH----Tubeless.
    You did see that tire on my bike, the 2.3 version. I liked it a lot in the fluffy soft stuff. Super traction for me. Others I have heard hate it, they might have run them on firmer dirt. The 2.3 looks like and measures quite big like others 2.5 tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtle 1
    I'd like to hear more about the Panaracer Fire-how do they work around the rocks/roots and wet stuff.
    not the best choice, but I'm lazy and end up riding them often when wet.
    I think what I like about them is they are a heavy duty light tire, the sidewalls seem stiffer and the side knobs seem bigger and stiffer also. I run it on a wide rim. It excels in the local clay dirt forest when it's dry and for high speed cornering.

    For wet I like the timberwolf for dirt and the nevegal for rock, and I give the timberwolf the edge over the neve for wet roots. 2.7 1000g timberwolf on the front would be interesting to see how that might work for you. 2.5 timberwolf in the back might snag your chain in granny gear. Oh, I should mention that these are all slow rollers, helps keep me off my brakes .

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    On the RFX:
    Nothing but michys! Comp 24 DH 2.5's, tubeless with Stans. I got a fresh pair waiting. I also have a comp 16 2.5 that I use as a front tire for wet conditions. Of course I run them backwards.

    I also have some IRC kujo DH UST 2.35s that have super thick casings... good for wet rock...

    On the motolite:
    Currently running the michelin comp 16 in front
    Hutchinson Bulldog 2.3 UST shore 25. Hated this one as a front tire, but it's excellent as a rear wet conditions winter XC/FR tire.

    I have a bunch of Hutchinson scorpion 2.3 UST tires for dryer XC conditions.

    Hutchinsons are funny- I had a spider and hated it, the casing was paper thin, like the python. But the bulldogs and scorpions seem to get their DH casings, much thicker than their XC tires but still light and quick rolling. Much bigger too, for the same size- their scorpion 2.3 ismuch larger than a geax sturdy 2.25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAHEEB
    Airwreck, Maybe we should swap a Blugroove for a big nevegal up front? Have any 2.5's?
    I have one old 2.5 neve thats done some time as a rear tire, I tip over if I use a neve on the front. I'll try the BG.

    Speaky of fluf, I'm getting a 2.7 tw for the trail you've never ridden .

    2.3 tw's are cool, I've got a set you can try for your xc rig...
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    some thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    On the RFX:
    Nothing but michys! Comp 24 DH 2.5's, tubeless with Stans. I got a fresh pair waiting. I also have a comp 16 2.5 that I use as a front tire for wet conditions. Of course I run them backwards.

    I also have some IRC kujo DH UST 2.35s that have super thick casings... good for wet rock...

    On the motolite:
    Currently running the michelin comp 16 in front
    Hutchinson Bulldog 2.3 UST shore 25. Hated this one as a front tire, but it's excellent as a rear wet conditions winter XC/FR tire.

    I have a bunch of Hutchinson scorpion 2.3 UST tires for dryer XC conditions.

    Hutchinsons are funny- I had a spider and hated it, the casing was paper thin, like the python. But the bulldogs and scorpions seem to get their DH casings, much thicker than their XC tires but still light and quick rolling. Much bigger too, for the same size- their scorpion 2.3 ismuch larger than a geax sturdy 2.25.
    I just sat back and thought about how many tires I have tried over the last 2 handsfull of years. If I had kept every tire i tried, my pile would probably have been 4 times the size it is now. I really need to get rid of the old tires in the pile. Last year I stuck to only a few tire changes. Most of the time I ran the Nevegals..... 2.35 stick-e up front, 2.35 dtc rear. Next was the Timberwolf 2.3's. I did have some Sturdy's, I had cut the outer shoulder knobs more open like. Worked well, but I still like the Nev's better all conditions here. I guess I will keep looking at some other stuff I have not tried yet.
    Good posts ya all, keep em' coming in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    I agree, great traction in the rocks but a bit too knobby for the rear, sometimes a little loose in our scree we have here. What psi do you run in yours?
    I run 30 up front with a tube, and think I should go lower, but have a mental thing about going any lower.

    It's a pretty beefy tire, and I bet 26 or so would be plenty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    we still haven't tried the BG's yet, probably because they market it as a hard condition tire but looking at it I would think it to be a better soft condition and front tire than the neve since the knobs are bigger. I personally could care less about rolling resistance, I look for big stiff knobs to help keep me upright. Got to try the BG's someday.
    Neither the BG or Nev compare to the Fire FR up front. You say you're addicted to the FR. You'll be disappointed in the Nev or BG (but they are lighter, faster, and quite a bit more supple than the FR).
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhandluchs
    The only difference I noticed was that the BG tends to "float" on loose ball-bearing-gravel type trails, whereas the Nevegal digs down thru it. The BG seems to corner a little better on hardpack. Other than those two extremes, they perform very similarly.
    I have found exactly the same thing. We must both rock!
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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    we still haven't tried the BG's yet, probably because they market it as a hard condition tire but looking at it I would think it to be a better soft condition and front tire than the neve since the knobs are bigger. I personally could care less about rolling resistance, I look for big stiff knobs to help keep me upright. Got to try the BG's someday.
    Check out the new Schwalbe Big Betty 2.4 in gooey rubber. Recently replaced my Kendas with them. More confidence inspiring than the Blue Groove as a front tire and rolls better than the Nev in the rear while maintaining great traction.
    “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

    ― Albert Einstein

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    Now with flavor!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGC
    .......You might want to send me a few jars of dust so I can actually experience it....!!!!!!!
    Turn at junctions marked "saxon creek" and/or "powerline trail"


    STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.

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