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    Unsolicited endorsement: Maxxis Griffin

    I just put a 29x2.3" Griffin (EXO, MaxTerra) on the back of my Following, and it's a great trail/AM/endurobro tire. Better in every way than the Aggressor and Nobby Nic I've also had on the rear of this bike recently. Rolls very quickly, corners well with no hint of squirm, has awesome braking traction.

    Cornering grip is surprisingly better than the Aggressor; the softer MaxTerra compound probably helps this (Aggressor is only offered in dual compound for some reason) as do the better-supported shoulder knobs. The softer compound also works remarkably well on wet roots and rocks and the moist, loamy conditions we often have in the PNW, though this is definitely not a tire for deep mud.

    Anyway, if you're looking for a back tire that rolls like an Ardent but corners and brakes much much better, check this one out. Kind of a sleeper in the Maxxis lineup but worth a look!

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    Will have to give it a shot, thanks!

    Although, I hate running the dual compound tires on the rear. They stick great but they last less than a month.

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    Love how the Griffin rides. Hate how quickly it wears.

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