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    575 tire combo

    What are you guys running for a tire setup? Right now im running the stock nobby nics. (2.2" front and rear) Im thing of switching the front to a fat albert 2.4".

    I live in the northeast and ride mostly singletrack and class 4 roads.

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    Was riding a 2.35 Fat Albert and switched to the Hans Dampf. Best tire I've ridden. Leaps and bounds better than the FA.

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    Agree on Hans dampf. Really, really, really good tire. My other fav is conti trail king (which lasts a little longer, and doesn't cost $80).

    Haven't tried fat albert. A 2.5 muddy mary is the tire that convinced me that there is, in fact, such thing as fat enough.

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    On my '11 575, I'm running a Nobby Nic 2.4 front and a NN in the 2.25 rear. Seems to be a great combo; I like a wide front tire for the rocky technical. Although, I'd like to run 2.35 Hans Dampf all around but not sure about the rear tire clearance.

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    this thread might help..... 2.35 rear tire on 2011 575

    Quote Originally Posted by Pistol79 View Post
    What are you guys running for a tire setup? Right now im running the stock nobby nics. (2.2" front and rear) Im thing of switching the front to a fat albert 2.4".

    I live in the northeast and ride mostly singletrack and class 4 roads.

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    where in the northeast? im on long island but do as much off island riding as possible, upstate ny and new jersey, rocky/rooty terrain, im running nobby nics 2.4 front 2.25 rear tubeless so far my only complaint is when the trail is wet/muddy, they suck ass in wetness.

    would love to fit 2.4 front and rear but the damn carbon brace

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    Thanks for the info. I just read the MTBR review on the Hans Dampf. Sounds like a sweet all around tire. I would probably throw a 2.35 HD on the front and leave the 2.2 NN on the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyrangerfan222 View Post
    this thread might help..... 2.35 rear tire on 2011 575



    where in the northeast? im on long island but do as much off island riding as possible, upstate ny and new jersey, rocky/rooty terrain, im running nobby nics 2.4 front 2.25 rear tubeless so far my only complaint is when the trail is wet/muddy, they suck ass in wetness.

    would love to fit 2.4 front and rear but the damn carbon brace
    Im in Vermont. Probably similar terrain to upsate NY.
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    I am running a 2.35 High Roller on the front and 2.35 Minion DHF on the rear (both Super Tacky). Only have a couple rides in with the combo, but am liking it so far. Great traction on the rooty/rocky trails (NH, not too far from VT).

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    Quote Originally Posted by powbmps View Post
    I am running a 2.35 High Roller on the front and 2.35 Minion DHF on the rear (both Super Tacky). Only have a couple rides in with the combo, but am liking it so far. Great traction on the rooty/rocky trails (NH, not too far from VT).
    how do the high rollers roll? Im thinking of replacing my nevgals with one up front. Need something lighter, and faster rolling..
    I do mostly xc riding

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeti575inCA View Post
    how do the high rollers roll? Im thinking of replacing my nevgals with one up front. Need something lighter, and faster rolling..
    I do mostly xc riding
    I've been pretty happy with the Maxxis Ikon for the rear and I have a Maxxis Ignitor for the front, but next time I will probably get the Ardent. These are my summer East Bay hills tires and they roll fast. I think I still had my Fat Alberts on from when I was at Downieville when we rode.

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    Knobby Nic front, Racing Ralph rear. Great combo.

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    Running a set of specialized tires.

    2.3 Eskar in the rear.

    2.5 butcher sx up front.

    Pretty happy with this setup.
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    I pulled the trigger on a 2.35" hans dampf for the front. Its the trail star compound. I got a great deal from Arts Cyclery. Purchased the tire and a stans no tubes kit for $107 delivered. I cant wait to get it set up!!!

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    My 575 is setup as a long travel XC bike for
    SoCal trails. I run a Rocket Ron 2.1" on the
    back and a Rocket Ron 2.25" on the front.

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    Just put an order in for the mountain kings II protection in a 2.4 front and. 2.2 rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyrangerfan222 View Post
    Just put an order in for the mountain kings II protection in a 2.4 front and. 2.2 rear.
    let us know what you think..

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    575 tire combo-uploadfromtaptalk1334370981013.jpg

    Got her setup today. The stans kit worked great with the x1600 rims. Inflated fast and didnt leak any sealant. The 2.35" hans dampf is a big volume tire! Much bigger than the noby nic. Cant wait to test ride it in morning!

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    MK II Protection

    MK II Protection 2.4 front / 2.2 rear




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    Anyone using a Hans Dampf on the rear? If so what size?

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    Only one size HD, 2.35. I'm running them front and rear. Nothing bad to say about these tires.

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    what year 575 are you running the HD on? aluminum rear triangle or carbon?

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    Anyone know if a 2.2 TK is bigger than a 2.2 MK II ?

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    2.2 tk is def bigger than the 2.2 mk


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    how much bigger though? i know a 2.4 MK II will barely clear if not touch on a 2011 (carbon stay). Wondering if a 2.2 TK, or even 2.2 XK would still clear, but be more volume than 2.2 MK II

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    I ran a 2.35 High Roller front and back for a while, but switched out to a 2.35 Minion front and a 2.35 Advantage on the rear. The minion/advantage hooks up smoother than the high rollers and don't share the "slow roller" nick name.
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    2.35 rear tire on 2011 575

    doesnt give exact measurement but one user states his 2.2 trail king had similar clearance to the picture of the 2.25 ardent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    what year 575 are you running the HD on? aluminum rear triangle or carbon?
    Aluminum rear end. My rear end is from an 07 bike. The front is an 08.

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    I got a chance to do about 30 miles on the new setup. 2.35" HD rear and 2.25" NN front. Both tubeless.

    After messing with the pressure I found 25 psi front and 28 psi rear is ideal.

    The setup has completely change my bike. Improved handling, traction, even the suspension seems to work better. The HD on the front rolls over everything and tracks very well with no noticeable increase in rolling resistance.

    Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Pardon me if this have been reported. But here is an image with Schwalbe Has Dampf on '11 575 (carbon bridge).

    Clearance is minimmum and I'm considering going back to either Nobby Nic 2.25 or 2.4
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    Are you guys running these bigger tires 2.35 hd on the stock wheels? I think my stock enduro can only take 2.2 max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bisdakr View Post
    Are you guys running these bigger tires 2.35 hd on the stock wheels? I think my stock enduro can only take 2.2 max.
    Someone on this or another similar thread showed that Nobby Nic 2.4 fits with more clearance than what I have with HD 2.35. So it all depends on true width and height of a tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehien View Post
    Someone on this or another similar thread showed that Nobby Nic 2.4 fits with more clearance than what I have with HD 2.35. So it all depends on true width and height of a tire.
    That was me!! The NN 2.4 fits similarly to the Hans Dampf above. About a 1/4" gap between the thread and the carbon bridge.

    At the moment I'm running a 2.4 Racing Ralph on the back. Just a wee bit more clearance than the NN 2.4. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehien View Post
    Pardon me if this have been reported. But here is an image with Schwalbe Has Dampf on '11 575 (carbon bridge).

    Clearance is minimmum and I'm considering going back to either Nobby Nic 2.25 or 2.4

    that's about how much clearance there is with a Conti TK 2.2 - which I'm thinking of moving to the front and either going back to my MK II 2.2 in the rear, or trying a Maxxis High Roller 2.35 (known to run small) on the back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    that's about how much clearance there is with a Conti TK 2.2 - which I'm thinking of moving to the front and either going back to my MK II 2.2 in the rear, or trying a Maxxis High Roller 2.35 (known to run small) on the back...
    Interesting. I used to have High Roller 2.35 at the front but took out only after one ride- didn't like it as much as Nobby Nic 2.25. Another issue is that my non-UST version can't seal at all in a tubeless set up. It's also *not* wider than NN 2.25. I'm still contemplating NN 2.4 which seems to have better clearance than HD 2.35. Will this be a smart choice?

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    Can we get some updates on 14 & 15 tire combos? Ruined the stock Ikon in a crash, and am thinking of throwing the stock ardent to the rear and getting a HD 2.35 for the front. Any reason this isn't a good idea?

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    575 tire combo

    I just retired the High Roller front and Ardent rear that came stock on my '14 575. I thought it was a good combo but I wanted to try something different after running Maxxis for the better part of a decade. So I went with the 2.4 Trail King front and 2.2 Mountain King II rear. I feel it's a pretty aggressive trail setup. I moved to Pennsylvania last year and my first ride on these was in very damp conditions in Pisgah. Second ride was a pretty tough technical trail full of wet rocks and roots near my house. All my other rides were at my local trail which is more fast and flowy with some mud mixed in.

    I like the setup. It held traction really well on the wet rocks and roots. Mud shedding was OK on the MK, but not great. But I deal with a lot more nasty rocks that can do sidewalk damage than I experienced in Denver, and the Continentals got good reviews from the local guys.

    I think that next summer when things are dry here I'll move the MK to the front and throw a faster tire on the rear like a Racing Ralph. I don't feel like either setup I've had rolls very quick, but both have had good traction which matters more to me than speed when things are damp, which I've learned in my year out east - is most of the time.

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