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    Best 29er Mud Tires

    Can anyone suggest any good 29er mud tires? Thanks!

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    Search term "mud tires" (with the quotes), in the 29er forum via the advanced search function. If you click on "Search" in the second blue bar above your post, you'll get the option for 'Advanced Search'.

    at least 6 results with thread titles asking for mud or 'wet' tires.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/search.php?searchid=9166275






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    If you're not overly concerned with weight, I think the WTB Stout 2.30 works great!!!


    I use one for the front of my Canzo.... We get lots of sloppy days here in South Fla.....


    Hooks-up very well.......... Reported weight is ~ 950 grams....

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    Continental Mountain King ... they clear so fast you'll be pelted with dirt clots as soon as you're out of the mud.

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    Stout's are great in mud.

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    Continental MK
    Michelin XC AT
    Kenda Karma
    Bontrager Jones ACX (doesn't shed as fast as some, but digs deep and keeps traction)
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    that's the stupidest idea this side of pinkbike.

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    Michelin AT's--Nashbar had them 1/2 price...
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    How do racing ralphs do in the mud?

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    Too bad the Michelin AT's @ Nashbar r only for 26ers otherwise they are pretty gud deal! Anything close to maxxis swampthing or wetscream fellas?!?!

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    here's a good deal now on Michelin AT's, and they are more like a 2.1 or 2.2
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/177...ack-29x2.0.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaidylim
    Too bad the Michelin AT's @ Nashbar r only for 26ers otherwise they are pretty gud deal! Anything close to maxxis swampthing or wetscream fellas?!?!
    A wetscream will kill a trail, check out that pricepoint link shown.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/MICHELIN-XC-AT-2...item2303d163f7
    Deal on ebay

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    IRD Fire XC is my favorite mud/all around tire...700 grams.

    http://bike29.com/catalog/fire-29er-tire-p-265.html

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    Panaracer FireCross 45, like the IRD Fire XC but narrower, cut into the mud and down to the trail. Tons of mud room on the frame also.

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    My favorite mud tire does not exist yet. It would be like a 1.8" Kenda Karma with slightly bigger knobs spaced a bit wider apart and is sub 500 gr. If I would run tubulars, it would be a 40mm Dugast Rhino.

    Sure, the racecourse should not include too much rocks or roots, otherwise such a tire would be too risky, but I race a lot on courses without many sharp or pinching objects. ACX, MK, AT, FireCross, they are all overkill that weigh a lot by themselves, let alone the mud that sticks to them. Remember: That goes for my prevalent muddy conditions. Once things get muddy, steep AND rocky or rooty, ACX or Mud-X would be the safest and fastest bet.

    Right now, Karma 1.9"s are my mud tires and they work, sort of, but once the going gets very wet and clay-ey, I would do much better on a specific mud tire that cuts through.

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    Very well!

    Quote Originally Posted by murtaghstyle
    How do racing ralphs do in the mud?

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    Specialized Captain Control! Has anyone ever tried them but me?

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    IMO, the Spec Captain Control is good in wet, loose mud, but performs terribly in clingy/clay type of dirt or mud.

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    I also find the IRD Fires to no be good in the clingy mud clay types, will look for some thing better next wnter.

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    Have one on the front and really like it for cornering hard and rocks, but its knobs are a little too close for me to consider it a go-to tire for mud.

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    Specialized Captain Control! Has anyone ever tried them but me?

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    The Kenda Nevegals are pretty knobby. I just sold the pair that came with my bike, because I got the WTB Weirwolf 29x2.55s, which are on the opposite side of the spectrum.
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    UK is one of the ultimate mud testing zones.

    Stouts work very well in all types of mud.

    The old 2.35 Nev was quite good if you trimmed every other transition knob (stopped them clogging).

    I quite like running 2.55 WW in mud, maybe my 5cm wide rims give me a much larger contact patch and better support than the fails above?!

    Stout is my wet weather tyre, WW my summer (summer has lots of mud here).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaveGiant
    The old 2.35 Nev was quite good if you trimmed every other transition knob (stopped them clogging).
    One of the seldom mentioned benefits of trimming/modding that tire
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    that's the stupidest idea this side of pinkbike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD33
    If you're not overly concerned with weight, I think the WTB Stout 2.30 works great!!!


    I use one for the front of my Canzo.... We get lots of sloppy days here in South Fla.....


    Hooks-up very well.......... Reported weight is ~ 950 grams....
    Are they good in clay? I had my 29er down at Flamingo in Everglades National Park, and my WTB Nanoraptors were just spinning out in that muck. I don't know if there's anything good for that goo.

    I'm from Pembroke Pines, have had the bike a few months, and have had limited opportunities to get it on the trail. So I bring it on Boy Scout outings to make sure I get some trail time in.

    I went to some local bike shops and they recommended Kenda Nevegal's, which I have purchased but haven't driven them yet.

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    I'll give the Stout another vote. Been running mine through Nor-Cal mud all winter. Clay and loam, works well. Have the Stout in back and a Klaw up front on my single speed and it rarely slips on the climbs.

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    Bontrager Mud X 29x2.0
    That is all.
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    Being fairly new to MTB, I appreciate someone doing like 800lbgorilla did and give the full brand and tire name, makes it easier to google than just a tire name. It took me some searching to realize Klaw was made by Kenda.

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    Ditto on the Bontrager ACX/Mud X. I've raced these at 24hr events which had 22 hours of mud. Excellent mud tire. Finds traction and feels confident in sloppy, deep mud. For good mud riding, look for tires with a simple block tread pattern with gaps between blocks that are as wide as the blocks. Narrow (1.9-2.1 inches) is typically better than wide because a narrow tire can penetrate down to more solid ground under the mud.
    The ultimate model for mud is the Maxxis Medusa. Other great examples for dh use are Maxxis Swamp Thing and Wet Scream. All have similar island-like tread blocks surrounded by open space. Sadly, all are 26-inch only. Bontrager ACX/Mud X are the next best thing. For slimy, but not deep, mud, the Continental Mountain King 2.2 (2008 version) works well too. The new version is substantially different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barticus
    Ditto on the Bontrager ACX/Mud X. I've raced these at 24hr events which had 22 hours of mud. Excellent mud tire. Finds traction and feels confident in sloppy, deep mud. For good mud riding, look for tires with a simple block tread pattern with gaps between blocks that are as wide as the blocks. Narrow (1.9-2.1 inches) is typically better than wide because a narrow tire can penetrate down to more solid ground under the mud.
    The ultimate model for mud is the Maxxis Medusa. Other great examples for dh use are Maxxis Swamp Thing and Wet Scream. All have similar island-like tread blocks surrounded by open space. Sadly, all are 26-inch only. Bontrager ACX/Mud X are the next best thing. For slimy, but not deep, mud, the Continental Mountain King 2.2 (2008 version) works well too. The new version is substantially different.
    Spoken like a racer who knows his mud tires. A tire company is never going to make a lot of money on mud tire- they simply don't sell. The only people that buy them are "hardcore" racers. But if you want to support your racers...

    The Beaver is coming- I just had to tweak it a bit. Goal- the mud performance of the Medusa, the wet rock and root performance unlike anything available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 800lbgorilla
    Bontrager Mud X 29x2.0
    That is all.
    agreed: in primarily muddy conditions (i know, i know, don't ride trails in such conditions), they are the best i've ridden.
    in mixed soft/muddy conditions i dig the specialized purgatory, 2-bliss.
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    Please help

    Hey guys ive been looking for a long time and i just want to find the most agressive 29er mud tire on the market that you can possibly buy.... Thanks please help

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    wtb stout is nice if not a weighty

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    Quote Originally Posted by murtaghstyle View Post
    How do racing ralphs do in the mud?
    Quote Originally Posted by TunicaTrails View Post
    Very well!
    I disagree.

    I have Racing Ralph 2.25 on the rear, and I don't like it in the mud. But please consider that in my area I often find very sticky slippery clay.

    P.S. Please don't give me a negative rep just because I replied to such an old thread. The question is still interesting today, and I think it's worth posting my experience on that.

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