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    Front range tire recommendations?

    I ride most of the typical front range stuff and really enjoy the rockier stuff like Dakota ridge and Apex. I'm riding a Pivot Mach 5.7 currently set up with nevegals (2.35F and 2.1R). I'm pretty happy with the nevegal on the front, but was thinking about switching out to a 2.35 hans dampf when I wear it out. I need some help with a back tire recommendation. I'd like to get something in the 2.2 range (2.1-2.3 would work for the right tire), which still has good breaking and cornering characteristics, but doesn't have the anchor like quality of the nevegal. Less rolling resistance with equal traction and higher volume is what I'm looking for. I'm set up tubeless and will continue that, but I don't need a UST tire. Any thoughts?

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    doesn't seem like a troll attempt, but still LULZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by p_DuBs View Post
    doesn't seem like a troll attempt, but still LULZ
    I'm just trying to find a good tire from people who ride the same trails and may have more experience. Thanks for the help.

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    Nevegals. Those tires are AWESOME.

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    Wolverine 2.2 tcs, Nobby nic 2.25, trail king ust 2.2, weir wolf 2.3 if you dont care as much about weight but still rolls super fast and feels very supple.

    Now brace for flaming and use the search button post.

    oh and black and round comments.

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    I get tired of posting the same version of this. So this one goes out to you Jason Velocity, kitten lover and bike enthusiast.


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    IRC Mythos XC 2.1 Japanese made, not Korean

    Lidarman, this one's for you.

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    Whatever is on sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    Whatever is on sale.
    for the win
    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
    Where we should go,
    We just ride...

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    Kmart has Schwinn 2.125" for $17.99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave View Post
    Kmart has Schwinn 2.125" for $17.99.
    Foldable?
    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
    Where we should go,
    We just ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    IRC Mythos XC 2.1 Japanese made, not Korean

    Lidarman, this one's for you.

    Time for a sticky thread on this.... But the tyranny of choice is which of the 10000 threads should be made the sticky?

    For more input, my wife is running these.

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    Black ones. With knobbies.

    The ones without teh knobbies don't corner or slow down so well. The non-black ones wear out too quickly. This is all you need to know.
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    I thought there was a sticky about tires. Or at least a hundred threads about them.
    Who's in charge, the thinker or the thought?

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    Bf Goodrich A/T Ko tread. Great on slick rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure View Post
    Bf Goodrich A/T Ko tread. Great on slick rock.
    Sidewalls get cut to easy on sharper rocks when the " when in doubt throttle out" theory is used.


    I tapped that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Trucker View Post
    Black ones. With knobbies.

    The ones without teh knobbies don't corner or slow down so well. The non-black ones wear out too quickly. This is all you need to know.
    ^^^ What he said. Definitely like these ones!

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    Anything wider than a 700x23 and you'll lose.

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    Let the Battle begin

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    Run what ya' brung.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vega77 View Post
    I'm just trying to find a good tire from people who ride the same trails and may have more experience. Thanks for the help.
    "There is no [help] here"

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    Bump

    I was getting a little worried that I haven't seen any threads about Front Range Tires..

    Anyway, figured I'd keep the tire stoke going. Just put on some new rubber today. I always ride the same width/type tires since I like to rotate.

    Went with these 2.3 Specialized Butchers 2bliss! They are pretty light and seem like some nice tires. I really liked my Specialized Eskar Controls 2bliss! Road the hell out of those until the tread was pretty much gone. Gave me a reason to install the Butchers I bought a few months back. These are also 2.3 but they seem more skinny than the Eskars that were also 2.3

    Check em!


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    I ride my tires with Stan...and Stans pretty much destroyed my old Eskar. I have had better luck with Conti Trail Kings.

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    Sortof on topic, even though everyone jokes about the nevegals, they are on sale for 19.99.
    Lowest price I've ever seen them.
    ( btw, I like the nevegals for the FR)
    BlueSkyCycling.com - Kenda Tomac Nevegal Tire


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    Kenda Nevegal Wire Bead Tire OE '11 > Components > Tires and Tubes > Tires | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    Wolverine 2.2 tcs, Nobby nic 2.25, trail king ust 2.2, weir wolf 2.3 if you dont care as much about weight but still rolls super fast and feels very supple.

    Now brace for flaming and use the search button post.

    oh and black and round comments.
    Good suggestions here ^^^^^^^^^^. I would also add the Mountain King II Protection and the Psycho Genius UST. Although, sometimes it just makes since to buy what is on sale.

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    No General Grabbers. That's what I have now, and they are loud as hell.

    Anyone have any of the first three in a 37X15 they want to trade for my near new 35s, let me know.

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    That much louder? Might want some ATs

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    Does anyone have a opinion on a Nobby Nick front and a Racing Ralph rear, or a X King front and a Mountain King rear?. Mainly ride Palmer Park or Hidden Mesa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jujubeguntrider View Post
    That much louder? Might want some ATs
    No way. They have to be mudders. I would spring for some Iroks if someone had some at like 60 - 75% for $400 or less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piston pounder View Post
    Does anyone have a opinion on a Nobby Nick front and a Racing Ralph rear, or a X King front and a Mountain King rear?. Mainly ride Palmer Park or Hidden Mesa.
    I really like the Mountain King 2.4 front and rear. Run the USTs and never have problems.

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    Tried the "steve peat" cut on the 2.5 Neve DH up front - I am now converted! $25 a tire, grippy as h*** and rolls better. Tested it at Sol Vista, picture rock, and betasso and it was flawless everywhere. Sure it's not a minion but it's bloody close. Not sure about the rear in a 2.2 but I hear the Specialized Purgatory is getting a lot of fans.
    You only crashed because you weren't going fast enough

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    This is the best ever thread....
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    Specialized Ground Control Grid 2.3. Spec's 2bliss casing may not be durable enough for a rear tire and knobs on SX tires are too soft for a trail bike. This paired with a Butcher 2bliss front tire and you're set.

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    I ride my tires with Stan...and Stans pretty much destroyed my old Eskar. I have had better luck with Conti Trail Kings.
    What do you mean Stans destoryed your Eskars? I had good luck with Stans and Eskar Controls 2bliss. Seemed to seat better than these Butchers since I heard the bead pop onto the rim. Didn't get that on the Buthchers.

    Just went for my first ride with the Butchers today and they felt great running 2bliss! Went and road Apex/Enchanted! I probably could take a little pressure out since I was running them at over 40psi to be safe. They grip well for the climb and felt solid and tracked good going down. Good times.

    I know the sidewalls on the Specialized can be a little on the weak side but they usually hold up pretty good if I can avoid scraping the side with a jagged rock.

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