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    Need Help - Conti Race King and Maxxis Monorail

    My local bike shop only has a limited inventory of tires.. The best they have are the Continental Race Kings in the 2.2 size and the Maxxis Monorail in the 2.1 size.

    My question is: if I get one of each, which one should I run up front?

    Naturally I'd run the larger RK up front, but the Monorail looks like it has more grip. Has anyone used this (or similar) tire combination before? Any thoughts?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek43K
    My local bike shop only has a limited inventory of tires.. The best they have are the Continental Race Kings in the 2.2 size and the Maxxis Monorail in the 2.1 size.

    My question is: if I get one of each, which one should I run up front?

    Naturally I'd run the larger RK up front, but the Monorail looks like it has more grip. Has anyone used this (or similar) tire combination before? Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
    I don't know much about the Monorail, but I have a Race King 2.2 and would not even think about running it up front. I liked it in the back for a lightning-fast tire, but there are just not enough side knobs for front use (for my tastes, at least).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek43K
    My local bike shop only has a limited inventory of tires.. The best they have are the Continental Race Kings in the 2.2 size and the Maxxis Monorail in the 2.1 size.

    My question is: if I get one of each, which one should I run up front?

    Naturally I'd run the larger RK up front, but the Monorail looks like it has more grip. Has anyone used this (or similar) tire combination before? Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
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