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    New question here. Front tire 2.25 and rear 2.1...Is it doable ?

    I'm thinking of using front tire 2.25 and rear tire 2.1. Is it doable ?
    I do mostly XC from Summer to Winter(I'm located in Toronto).
    I want performance + a bit of weight saving too.

    Thanks.....

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    Inconceivable!



    Actually, not, very doable and highly recommended!
    On MTBR, the reputation is infamous.

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    Why would this seem like a problem?

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    Why wouldnt it be possible? Extra acceleration from the smaller rear and extra grip from the bigger front. You ever see the tires on some bmx bikes or race quads? Same idea.

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    Some bikes come stock with a larger front tire. My friends 2012 specialized camber came with a 2.3 on the front and a 2.1 on the rear.

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    That's PRECISELY what I run on my 26 HT, per the advice of local racers.

    Front is a 2.25 Maxxis Holy Roller
    Rear is a 2.1 Kenda Small Block Eight

    For me, and the local terrain, it's a seriously winning match.

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    Front tire 2.25 and rear 2.1...Is it doable ?

    2.35 front
    2.25 rear for me


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    There's something about those long grueling climbs that gets my front end all stiff... And I'm not talking about lockout...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kikoraa View Post
    2.35 front
    2.25 rear for me


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    That's about what I run. I need the volume as I lean more to AM riding than XC.
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    Ardent 2.40 front, 2.25 rear. It's like the bike is on rails

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    Ardent 2.4 front AND rear is even better, and oddly enough, not significantly slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSU Alum View Post
    Ardent 2.4 front AND rear is even better, and oddly enough, not significantly slower.
    I did like 2.25 front and rear as well, the higher volume of the 2.4 was better in the rocky stuff though. Now that I moved to the Dallas area, I think the 2.25 on front would work great on the trails here !

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    It's not only durable, but also very popular... Depending on the tyre combo it could be a lifesaver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joel63 View Post
    I did like 2.25 front and rear as well, the higher volume of the 2.4 was better in the rocky stuff though. Now that I moved to the Dallas area, I think the 2.25 on front would work great on the trails here !
    The 26x2.35 Ikon on the front is surprisingly good on hard pack trails. Combined with the 2.2 Ikon on the back, it might be a good combo for dry hardpack XC type trails.

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    2.3 Ground Control front. 2.1 rear

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSU Alum View Post
    The 26x2.35 Ikon on the front is surprisingly good on hard pack trails. Combined with the 2.2 Ikon on the back, it might be a good combo for dry hardpack XC type trails.
    I almost ordered Ikons for the build I'm working on right now, but got a good deal on a 2.35 Larsen TT for the rear, High Roller 2.35 for the front.

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    How about rocket Ron 2.25 front and racing ralph 2.1 rear?

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    I run 2.40 Advantage front and a 2.25 Advantage back. I don't hear much about this tire but for me, it is a great combo - good grip in the wet and light muddy stuff in winter - great in the snow and in summer on loose hard-pack and rubble in the woods, offers great grip and a degree of sure footed-ness that inspires confidence in a light weight like myself.. and a good few 1000 miles out of the rear tire before it needs changing..

    With geometry, it does lift a little on hill climbs and you hit an obstacle (no bad thing really) but on the downhills - it is epic and safe..

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