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Thread: tire preference

  1. #1
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    tire preference

    I posted under tire/wheel but wanted a female rider's perspective
    I weigh between 100-104
    riding xr400 559x18 ( stock on bike). Needing to replace my tires (nenegal frnt and slant 6 back)
    was thinking of minion 2.35 front and Ardent 2.25 back -
    what do you all think? Riding all mountain primarilly with steep climbs in this region

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    thanks! this region is S. korea - basically rocky, loose over hard pack/ stairs - haven't ridden through the winter yet ...

    Long/steep ups

    I have a 2011 Pivot in XXS with fox fitRLC 100mm fork and DTSWISS rx400 wheels (559x18)
    main goal is to maintain control and traction on the steep downs which can be loose and rocky - but also ride up without feeling like i'm hauling a ton
    I was curious if the combination of tires I asked about made sense. I think I wanna give the minion a try for the front - unless I read a good reason as to why not... all review have been positive ... but really not so sure about my back tire pick...
    Thanks again

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    I'll give that a go, thanks - I have been reading how some riders are running that front and back -
    I also looked at Specialzed Butcher and that sounded great as well, but am weary of the size and wether or or not it would fit,
    thanks for the help

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    Nice breakdown! Thanks for the info- really helpful.... Ordered the minions - hopefully they'll arrive by end of next week-

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