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    Front XC tire

    hi, i have a 29er HT, having maxxis ikon 2.35 both rear and front, i am looking for a grippier all around front tire.
    I have seen the new Vittoria Barzo 2.35, new Continental Crossking 2.3 and Maxxis Ardent race 2.35.
    What to you think from your experience ?
    Thanks

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    What sort of terrain or ground type makes you feel like youíre lacking grip? I still run an ikon on the front of my SS. Itís a good xc tire, so I think thereís a specific condition that makes you want more grip. That will affect the recommendation.

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    mostly dry conditions all around, but no mud/wet

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    There's a huge tire thread on the XC forum (link below).
    If you want a lighter weight tire and don't need a tougher/thicker sidewall/casing, the Rocket Ron is fast with great grip. I've also used the Mezcal with great results, those are 100-130g heavier than the Rocket Ron but thicker casing. I know the rolling resistance tests show that the Rons roll faster, but the Mezcal feels really fast (faster?) to me. Many 2.25s are pretty much as wide as 2.35s, - I'm back to 2.25s for my race bikes. I have run the Barzo, X-king and AR; for dry with good corner grip I would choose Ron's or the Mezcal. Mezcal's are on sale at chainreaction now I think, I got my Rons for under $50 ea at Jenson.



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    thanks, i will post there

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