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    Tioga Psycho Genius vs SB8/Larsen TT

    Hi, I'd like to know your opinion on which tire will be the best for those conditions :

    40/60 on/off-road
    Dry hard pack (gravel path)
    Dry to almost muddy hardpack
    Some stone sections (flat rocks mostly moist)
    Over loose leafs and sand over hardpack.

    Could use a mix'n match of both tire widths and model to get the best out of them. Mostly looking at 2.0/2.1 (XC size).

    Thanks
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    Larsen TT is a better tire than the SB8 - especially for sand over hardpack. Have not ridden the Genius but a buddy has them and likes them for the conditions you describe. I'd pick whichever is cheaper between the Genius and the Larsen.

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    I've never ridden the Tioga, but I've used the Larsens and the SB8's. I'd pick the Larsen's over the SB8's as a rear tire any day. I wouldn't use the Larsen as a front and I really didn't enjoy the SB8's on the front. So I'd say Larsen as a rear, and Tioga on the front!
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    Thanks for your replies guys.

    I've did a quick check this morning and I can get the Tioga Genius in 26x2.1 folding for about $26 or $20 for the wire bead version. The Larsen TT in 26x2.0 is around $35 folding. SB8 in 26x2.1 is about the same price as the Tioga.

    I have to said I never tried the Larsen or Tioga, but I had good reviews on them. Is anyone know how the rubber is on the Tioga ? Like soft or hard ?

    I'm looking at a hard compound rather than soft since I'll get a lot of pavement and gravel path on my way to the trails and even the trails are quite hard on soft compounds here.

    Thanks
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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