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    Kenda Klaw XT's or Maxxis Ignitors?

    I'm looking to replace the Jones XR's which came on my Fisher Paragon 29er. They're only 1.8's and I feel I'd have more confidence with a wider tire. Typical terrain is lots of rocks riding in NY, so which of the above might be the better choice for a XC rider, the 2.1 Ignitors or the 2.1 Klaw's? Or should I hold out for the fabled Rampage's or other alternatives?

    Thanks.

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    Bought the Ignitors and rode with them for the first time today, very happy with them so far

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    Hope this helps

    I have been running Ignitors on my 29er Paragon since July. Here is my experience (XC)

    1) They are much heavier than advertised-mine weighed between 675-700g each per digital scale.
    2) Despite the weight i like it on the front-good corning traction, mediocre sand float though..
    3) On the rear they suck-very slow rolling and not exceptional grip-especially considering the weight they should stick like glue..
    4) Ignitors rub on the chainstays in the rear-especially if you have to use the granny gear.

    Since the Ignitors have reallly good volume/size and good grip on front I use it there and a faster rolling, litttle bit smaller tire in rear

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    Quote Originally Posted by flat_chipmunk
    I have been running Ignitors on my 29er Paragon since July. Here is my experience (XC)

    1) They are much heavier than advertised-mine weighed between 675-700g each per digital scale.
    2) Despite the weight i like it on the front-good corning traction, mediocre sand float though..
    3) On the rear they suck-very slow rolling and not exceptional grip-especially considering the weight they should stick like glue..
    4) Ignitors rub on the chainstays in the rear-especially if you have to use the granny gear.

    Since the Ignitors have reallly good volume/size and good grip on front I use it there and a faster rolling, litttle bit smaller tire in rear
    The current claimed weight is around 700g.

    Weight does not = grip.
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    we weighed them at around 600g
    I run em and like them, conditions lots of hardpack, rocks and dirt and roots
    oh yeah, mountain biking conditions!

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