Deciding between 4 Tires...
Having since shredded the 6 year old IRC trailbear I was using for a rear tire recently, I'm in the market for a new rear tire for once conditions dry off a bit! Until then a 2.1 Fire XC will be carrying me over.
I ride typical So-cal conditions, mostly dry, somewhat loose, rocky, dusty, and slippery decomposed granite. 26-inch wheels.
So far I've narrowed down my search to just a few candidates: WTB Mutano 2.4, WTB 2.2 Wolverine, Maxxis Ardent 2.25, and the Continental X-King 2.2.
I run a mutano up front and love how it feels there, my shop recommended the conti's, and I've heard good things about the wolverines and ardent's as a rear tire too. My main concerns are braking bite and wearability amongst them, rolling resistance is a concern of course, but not vital, as is tubless compatibility.