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    which bike and tire set up would you choose ?

    Planning to ride far west texas desert area. altitudes are 3 to 5 thousand feet, lots of jeep roads, rocks, sand, some long climbs. I have two bikes to choose from: bike 1 is a full suspension 26er (turner flux), bike 2 is a full suspension 29er (Salsa Big Mamma). Both are 4" travel in rear.
    Turner is set up with fox 100mm fork, the salsa is set up with a fox 120mm fork. I know the terrain is sandy, so the bigger contact patch of the 29er tire would float better. While the Big Mamma is a great ride, it wieghs 30-31 lbs. Rolling hills are fine when you keep it rolling, but long Hill climbs in sand suuuuuuck. Tire selection for the Big Mamma is Kenda2.1 small block 8 on rear, saguro 2.2 on the front (tubless).
    The Turner is a more reasonable wieght, at 26 lbs. It can be set up with a WTB 2.5 Wierwolf rear tire and a WTB 2.2 wolverine on front, (tubless). The rear tire is heavy, but loads of traction and a wide contact patch that should float on the sand. Which is the better set up for the terrain? Joe Incardona.

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    You might get better results in the regional section if you post in the Texas forums .

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