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    Tires do make a difference!

    So I was rebuilding my rear shock on my 650B Superlight and popped out the shims to clean it all out and lo and behold my new tire clears with no shims at full travel. I switched recently from a Wolverine to a Racing Ralph in the rear and the volume/height is quite a bit less. I am digging the extra travel but to be honest I only notice on the really rough stuff.

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    if i;m not mistaken the RR tires are 2.25, correct?

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    Thats what the label says and they are probably close with the side knobs.
    Definitely not as high a volume tire as the Wolverine,Neo-Moto or Nevegal.
    I would have to add the shim back if I were to run those tires.

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    You keeping the RR's on for awhile? You switch tires almost as much as me ......
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterat Pat View Post
    Thats what the label says and they are probably close with the side knobs.
    Definitely not as high a volume tire as the Wolverine,Neo-Moto or Nevegal.
    I would have to add the shim back if I were to run those tires.
    My Ra Ra's are the same height as my Neo 2.1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gvs_nz View Post
    My Ra Ra's are the same height as my Neo 2.1.
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    How do the RaRas compare to the Neo 2.1 when used in the front? IIRC, the RaRa is a multi-compound tire, while the Neos are not. Weight-wise, the RaRa is lighter I believe. But how do they differ in performance? Does anyone prefer either, or something else up front?

    Also, what's the best source for the Racing Ralph currently?
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    I never liked the RR up front

    i have one in the garage if you want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm View Post
    i have one in the garage if you want it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Entrenador View Post
    SOT:
    How do the RaRas compare to the Neo 2.1 when used in the front? IIRC, the RaRa is a multi-compound tire, while the Neos are not. Weight-wise, the RaRa is lighter I believe. But how do they differ in performance? Does anyone prefer either, or something else up front?

    Also, what's the best source for the Racing Ralph currently?
    Thanks.
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    neo 2.1 is definately better up front, That's not taking anything away from the Ra Ra which is pretty capable race tire up front in 650b and 29er size. It has good edges and you can push it hard on anything that isn't too loose. The neo 2.1 however is a very good front trail tire. It's better than xking 2.4 race sport 26".

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