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    Tires for Fruita , moab and cortez co

    Hello all ,
    first off my apologies if this is harsh spam , I searched and didn,t find what i was looking for.

    I live in Vancouver BC , run an kona coilair supreme and run Maxxis EXO minnions for tires.
    I am planning a trip which will take me to Moab , Fruita , and finish in Cortez.
    I rode Moab about fifteen years ago and had a set of tioga city slickers for the slick rock and rode fat 66 dh 2.3 for porcupine and the rest.

    I need advice for the best all round tires for me to enjoy these three areas.

    I am an aggressive rider , consider myself advanced in my skill set and confidence .

    Guys up here in vancouver have enjoyed mutanoraptors and larsens. while visiting these places.

    What do you all have to say . I have room in my budget for one set of tires, and will be looking for some aggresive rides while on my trip


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyder22
    Hello all ,
    first off my apologies if this is harsh spam , I searched and didn,t find what i was looking for.

    I live in Vancouver BC , run an kona coilair supreme and run Maxxis EXO minnions for tires.
    I am planning a trip which will take me to Moab , Fruita , and finish in Cortez.
    I rode Moab about fifteen years ago and had a set of tioga city slickers for the slick rock and rode fat 66 dh 2.3 for porcupine and the rest.

    I need advice for the best all round tires for me to enjoy these three areas.

    I am an aggressive rider , consider myself advanced in my skill set and confidence .

    Guys up here in vancouver have enjoyed mutanoraptors and larsens. while visiting these places.

    What do you all have to say . I have room in my budget for one set of tires, and will be looking for some aggresive rides while on my trip


    Thanks
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    Spent a week in durango & moab & 1 day in cortez last year. Spec captain control's treated me well out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
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    really , I never would have guessed that . I figured that the knobbies would be too flexy , and squishy.
    I am taking my Minions with me , but like i said have room in my budget for one new set too.

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    One tire for all those locations or are you changing between sites?

    Surface conditions vary greatly between those locations, so it's not really possible to find one tire that's perfect for all. Having said that, there are plenty of options that will split the difference well and give you a good time at all three. One thing they all have in common is they are all dry areas, especially compared to your usual stomping grounds.

    FWIW, here's a few setups I've found useful across that spectrum of riding:

    Rubber Queens F(2.4)&R(2.2)
    Fat Alberts (2.4) F&R
    Advantage 2.4 F & Nevegal 2.35 R

    None of these setups is light, but those places aren't known for long climbs, so weight shouldn't be your top criterion.
    All other things are rarely equal . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyder22
    really , I never would have guessed that . I figured that the knobbies would be too flexy , and squishy.
    I am taking my Minions with me , but like i said have room in my budget for one new set too.
    I said Minions because you already use them, like them and kept saying "aggressive." As others have mentioned, there is varied terrain in those locations and no one tire will be ideal. Not like the Minion tread is that tall and squirmy.

    Moab will wear out/ trash whatever you use.
    Fruita is more hard pack with some loose and rock.
    Cortez is looser/rockier.

    Take you current tires (and spares) and buy new locally if needed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyder22
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