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    New question here. Large Volume Fast Roller For Recumbent Mountain Bike

    I recently ordered a Lightfoot Ranger( long wheel base up right recumbent with dual 26 inch wheels) for commuting and hard pack urban trails. I can no longer deal with the geometry of a Mountain Bike even with full suspension due to neck and back issues. I need a very high volume rear tire which is fast rolling on the rear and maybe some side wall knobs on the front. I put several thousand miles on Nanoraptors is the past and found they roll fast and hook up ok on dirt and pavement but only trust them on the rear. Ant suggestions of other options that reduce shock but still roll fast?

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    Kenda Small Block 8's work awesome under those conditions for me. I run 2.1's at a pretty high pressure on the road, and back them off a bit for off road use. Might be worth a shot. When I run them, I run them front and back.

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    Musky,
    Thanks for your advise. I checked the small blocks out on the review and think the 2.35 on the rear for shock absorption and the 2.1 on the front will work well. I have some experience with the sticky Navagals and they wear down really fast. I wonder if the small blocks have dual compound tread option for longer wear.

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    I rolled around on a friend's 29er with Schwalbe Big Apples this winter and they were plenty of fun on rough snowy and ice chunked pavement and they seem robust enough for hardpack dirt track.

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    catflopsy they are dual compound, and so far the wear seems really good.
    You're welcome!

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    Geax Saguaro might be a good option. Continuous center tread, fast rolling. Large volume, wear like iron, 2.0 and 2.2.

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    I'll second the Big Apples. They are unlike any tire I've ever ridden. Fast, and super comfy.

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    New question here.

    Do the big apples hook up on hard pack with some loose gravel that is common on the urban trails and fire roads on my commute?They look like road tires on the photo.I am considering the Kenda small block eights 2.1 for the front and am considering the WTB Weirwolf LT 2.55 for the rear due to the very high volume to absorb the shock on the rear wheel.The recumbent. has 70 % of weight on the rear and 30 % on the front wheel. The rider cannot unweight the rear wheel to lessen the shock of a pot hole or bump.The Weirwolfs are reported to be very cushy and fast rollers that would grip well. Does any body have any experience with these tires.

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