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    Replacing Panaracer Fire XC pro 2.1, need help

    Need to replace the tires on my bike, current Fire's XC Pro are excellent for my terrain but I want tires with more volume, maybe a 2.3" size.

    I've been "retired" for the past 6-7 years, I ride my bike it's just that I don't read the mags or websites anymore so I don't have a clue on what's new out there. Also tried a search but couldn't find a concrete answer.

    Any recomendations to replace the Fire's?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiar577 View Post
    Need to replace the tires on my bike, current Fire's XC Pro are excellent for my terrain but I want tires with more volume, maybe a 2.3" size.

    I've been "retired" for the past 6-7 years, I ride my bike it's just that I don't read the mags or websites anymore so I don't have a clue on what's new out there. Also tried a search but couldn't find a concrete answer.

    Any recomendations to replace the Fire's?

    Thanks a lot.
    You mentioned "retired" so these are on the lower end of $$.

    A similar IRC product in 2.25:

    IRC Trail Bear Kevlar Tire | IRC | Brand | www.PricePoint.com

    These Kendas come in 2.3 and is reasonably priced. You can always get the tried and true Nevegal in 2.35. Depends on what bike and what kind of riding you do as far as how much knobby you need:

    Kenda Excavator Folding Tire | Kenda | Brand | www.PricePoint.com

    Kenda Blue Groove Folding Tire | Kenda | Brand | www.PricePoint.com

    This one more of a rear tire, although people run front aswell. Fast roller just not as much grab for up front in my experience:

    We provide cycling enthusiasts with the finest components and gear, from the best brands, at the lowest possible prices and deliver it faster than anyone else.

    Also the WTB Weirwolf. This is a wire bead but economical:
    WTB WeirWolf Comp Wire Bead Tire | WTB | Brand | www.PricePoint.com

    Great tire too:

    Panaracer Rampage 26x2.35 Folding Tire | Panaracer | Brand | www.PricePoint.com
    Last edited by JMac47; 05-25-2013 at 09:28 PM. Reason: more info
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    Thanks for taking the time to answer, the Kenda Excavator looks promising.

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    If you have a Performance Bike store near you they have really good deals aswell.
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    Try the WTB Bronson Race 2.3. It is light for a 2.3 (650g) and it does everything better than the Fire Pro 2.1. I have success running it tubeless also.

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    If you are happy with Panaracer have you considered their Fire DH 2.3? On my 26" I have that in front with a Fire XC in back, works great. Both can be picked up on sale regularly at Performance Bikes.

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