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    New question here. MAXXIS Holy Rollers... 2.4's or 2.2's????

    I just bought a set of MAXXIS Holy Rollers and I went with a 2.4 in front and 2.2 in the rear. I mostly ride Freeride/Street/DJ and a little DH. Should I send back the smaller 2.2 and swap it for the larger 2.4 in the rear instead to help beef it up a bit? How will the smaller tire effect the handling? Will I be limited at all with the smaller rear tire for my type of riding? I'll be putting them on a set of 2012 Transition Revolution 32mm wheels if that helps at all. Can anyone lend some advice? Thanks!

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    bump!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urb-dirt View Post
    I just bought a set of MAXXIS Holy Rollers and I went with a 2.4 in front and 2.2 in the rear. I mostly ride Freeride/Street/DJ and a little DH. Should I send back the smaller 2.2 and swap it for the larger 2.4 in the rear instead to help beef it up a bit? How will the smaller tire effect the handling? Will I be limited at all with the smaller rear tire for my type of riding? I'll be putting them on a set of 2012 Transition Revolution 32mm wheels if that helps at all. Can anyone lend some advice? Thanks!
    The fat front tire and slimmer rear tire is a common setup... but it's also common for people to run matching tires. It's just a personal preference issue.

    Sometimes people run a slimmer tire in the back because of frame clearance. A slightly smaller diameter tire will also accelerate quicker and generally is faster (that's why road bikes have extremely narrow tires). A larger tire will absorb more impact and also provides more traction because when you run lower pressure there's more contact area when the fatter tire smooshes out a little more.

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    I kind of figured that. I just didn't know if the added weight would be worth the difference in handling?

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    the 2.2 will give you less cushion and will be more prone to flats.
    If you are hard on your rear wheel, go with 2.4 both rear and front.

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    This is totally personal pref, but for mine I run the 2.4 in the front and a Serfas Drifter in the rear which is smaller, and pretty much a slick tire with some inverted knobs I guess you would call them. So thats another thing to consider is some sort of slick or semi-slick. I like that when I really rail through corners, the back end will drift out a little, very fun. For what you are doing though, I think your setup sounds very good. One other note, the 2.4 will slightly hike up the rear end of the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urb-dirt View Post
    I just bought a set of MAXXIS Holy Rollers and I went with a 2.4 in front and 2.2 in the rear. I mostly ride Freeride/Street/DJ and a little DH. Should I send back the smaller 2.2 and swap it for the larger 2.4 in the rear instead to help beef it up a bit? How will the smaller tire effect the handling? Will I be limited at all with the smaller rear tire for my type of riding? I'll be putting them on a set of 2012 Transition Revolution 32mm wheels if that helps at all. Can anyone lend some advice? Thanks!
    As mentioned already, it is common for a larger tire up front and smaller tire in the rear set-up, though this also falls under rider preference. Most of my bikes are set-up that way, but I do have some that are of equal size. I like the beefy 2.4 Holly Rollers in the rear, less chance of a flat or blow out on a hard landing. Plus the landing feels better anyways with a beefy tire in the rear.

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    I think I'm going with the 2.4 in front and rear. I'm not really worried to much about acceloration on this particular bike. Thanks for the help!!

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