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    Bigger Front tire for my non boost setup

    Hey! Iím running 26mm internally measured Stans Arch MK3 29er rims and Iím hoping to get the widest tire I can on there, that still rolls rather quickly. I currently have a 2.4 Ardent. Letís say, if they made a 2.6 or so Ardent, thatís what Iíd be looking at. Anything you know of fit this description? I donít have a ton of brand loyalty and Iíd take a Specialized, WTB whatever. The fork is a Fox Performance 32, 100mm non boost. I imagine my rims might handle a 2.5 or 2.6 pretty well but not much larger. If there is a good rear match for your recommendation, I do have a 2.25 clearance limit back there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beardcombover View Post
    Hey! Iím running 26mm internally measured Stans Arch MK3 29er rims and Iím hoping to get the widest tire I can on there, that still rolls rather quickly. I currently have a 2.4 Ardent. Letís say, if they made a 2.6 or so Ardent, thatís what Iíd be looking at. Anything you know of fit this description? I donít have a ton of brand loyalty and Iíd take a Specialized, WTB whatever. The fork is a Fox Performance 32, 100mm non boost. I imagine my rims might handle a 2.5 or 2.6 pretty well but not much larger. If there is a good rear match for your recommendation, I do have a 2.25 clearance limit back there.

    Thanks!
    Check out the Bontrager XR2 in 29 x 2.6".

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    I run a Specialized Purgatory up front and it works well....

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    XR2 2.35 Team front and 2.2 rear with as low pressure as you can manage without rim hits. The 2.35 can use a 35mm inner rim and lower pressure for a bigger footprint and more traction on hardpack with loose. The 2.2 can use a 30mm rim.
    If you go 2.6 you can get performance out of it with a 40mm rim. Less at higher speed and big hits.

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    If you like the Ardent up front, you'd probably like the 2.6 Rekon up front. I don't think either one corners worth a darn, but I've run the 29x2.6 Rekon on a 27mm rim and it was okay on the back. Not optimal. For that, you'd be better off with a 30+mm rim.

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    What's the reason for the larger tire? I ran a Bontrager XR2 2.6 on both 25mm ID and 30mm rims. 25mm rolled faster (less contact patch) but had less cornering traction. 30mm gave better all around performance. I think Bonti's need 30mm+ rims.

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