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    Hans Dampf Doppelganger?

    Looking for a similar tire to Schwalbe's Hans Dampf...

    Similar girth/height/weight.

    One proviso, slightly wider lug spacing i.e. better self cleaning.

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    PS - pics would help ^^

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    No pic, but I have run WTB Vigilantes in 2.3. Over stated size and under 800 grams in the light and fast casing. Pretty similar tread to the Hans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    Looking for a similar tire to Schwalbe's Hans Dampf...

    Similar girth/height/weight.

    One proviso, slightly wider lug spacing i.e. better self cleaning.

    T.I.A

    PS - pics would help ^^

    'We'll all make it to the top... Some of us, might not make it to the bottom'
    The HD tread pattern is quite unique and I haven't seen any copies, but, the Bontrager XR3/XR4 might work.

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    Hans Dampf Doppelganger?

    I'm running the Michelin Wild AM as a front tire.

    Rolls similar enough to a HD for me. Was also given feedback by another local rider that it is similar to the HD.

    Unable to provide any statistics though, sorry.
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    Thanks for the posts...

    I've run the XR4 in the past & sold it after half a dozen rides o_0

    Currently run Wild AM out back on both my whips, particularly for Autumn/Winter trails.

    WTB Vigilante 2.3 could be an option ;-)
    Hear they blow up bigger than stated ^^

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    For WTB Vigilante users...

    Does the tire blow up larger than the stated etrto? 57-xxxx

    Rear tire(s) are 58-60 etrto & my ocd won't allow a narrower tire up front.

    If it actually blows up to 60mm across, I can live with that ^^

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    Forecaster or Mavic Quest should clear a little better. Trade-off is that knobs aren't quite as high. Might loose a little dry grip.

    You could also run a cut Mary. Trim down the center knobs for a little rolling speed.

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