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    Any 2.5+ XC tires out there?

    I've got an old bike I use for riding back to Mint Glacier or Eklutna Lake climbs. I've got a Surly 1x1 fork on there now and I'd like to put a big fat tire up frontó but not a downhill tire (heavy!), and not a fatbike tire (expensive). Any ideas? My wheels have normal XC rims.

    So IOW, what's the widest XC tire you can think of?

    Thanks!

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    Kenda Nevegal folding 2.7, Kenda Telonix 2.6 (tread is huge) euro tires average 40% more. Checkout WTB folding free ride tires too.

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    I don't think you will find anything XC bigger than a 2.4 inch tire, where there are lots of options.

    Nevegals are tough (heavy) tires. Other 2.7 options would be Maxxis High Rollers or Minions... Anything that size will be HEAVY, well over 1000 g.

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    On a slightly narrower note Kenda Nevegal 2.35 (bigger than Maxxis 2.5), check out:

    212148 Stick-E 26x2.35 60 58-559 Stick-E 50 Folding 770g

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    WTB 2.5 Wolverines are pretty high volume. The race version is still relatively heavy but they have very durable sidewalls. I am 200lbs and run them at 28-32 psi and never had a pinch flat. Traction on wet roots is poor at best, regardless of what WTB says. I rode these tires on a hardtail 29er this weekend at the Soggy Bottom and they did really well. They come in 26" as well.

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    Conti Diesel 2.5 is great if you can get the folding version. It comes in around 800g and rolls well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan0930 View Post
    Conti Diesel 2.5 is great if you can get the folding version. It comes in around 800g and rolls well.
    I like Diesel Pros as well.

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