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    2.35s for FR/DH???

    I was thinking of buying some new tires to shave some weight and because mine are toasted. Are dual-ply 2.35s good for DH/FR. I live where it is kind of sandy and haardpack.
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    why not??? WTB Prowler XT

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    should be fine

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    I never had issues running tires on the narrower side... Obviously it'll depend on how you ride, where you ride, etc.

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    Kenda NEVEGAL. Very nice tires.
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    2.35's will work just fine.
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    DH-casing Maxxis 2.35's are GREAT tires. Check 'em out.

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    2.35's will work just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rb
    DH-casing Maxxis 2.35's are GREAT tires. Check 'em out.

    He's right. I tried a front 2.35 minnion on the back when the 2.5 wore out and hardly noticed a difference. I did notice that it rolls faster, though.

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    I've been running 2.5's and 2.35's for everything, including DH. You can get the rear as a UST tire and get a thick sidewall without having a super heavy tire. The lighter kevlar bead works OK up front as long as you aren't riding really harsh stuff (like Bootleg Canyon). Nevegals work decent and don't cost too much. I just picked up an Intense EX2 for my front. It's a 2.35 dual compound tire, retails for $40 and is fairly light. Haven't ridden it yet but it looks promising...
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    i ride 2.35 I've run 2.7 and they dont really feel a diff maybe in some corners but i like skinnier tires make my bike feel more nimble

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    I have 2.35 Nevies on my Coiler and 2.5s on my Dirtbag: they both work great. The 2.35s are alot more nimble-feeling on the trail though!

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    The next set up tires I'm getting is a 2.35 Nevegal for the front and a 2.35 Holy roller for the rear. I love the nevegals great traction, still roll fast, and most of the riders in my club ran them this year. What I did like about the bigger tires as a little better cornering, and little more stability through rock gardens.
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    unless you are a big fat AS$ you will be fine.

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    ya like everyone else said... should be fine. i run 2.3 specialized chunders and they work fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustyskills
    i ride 2.35 I've run 2.7 and they dont really feel a diff maybe in some corners but i like skinnier tires make my bike feel more nimble
    i had a maxxis 2.7 on the front of my 06 faith for a while and it made the bike HELLA slower

    later when i lost all the side knobs on that and wore out the stock nevagal 2.5 that came with the bike on the back, i put intense 909 2.5's on all around and could feel a pretty good difference

    i have friends who ride 2.35s on their dh rigs and like em ... a lot of people ride 2.3's or so on the back and then a 2.5 on the front so they have a little more grip for steering and ish
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    i have michelin 2.2 on rear and 2.5 on front of my dh race bike. im on the heavier side for a 18 year old (180lb) but have only got one pinch flat, first day at whistler, underpressured..

    i have 2.3 chunders on my sxtrail and about that when i trail ride my sx, as the singleply 4x tires i seem to rip through(pinch flat) all the time when riding over rocks

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    I have 2.3 chunders and have never had a single problem.

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    I'm with those guys...go for the 2.35 chunders, Sick tire!
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    unless you are a big fat AS$ you will be fine.
    nope, no fat a$$es here. I am going to get the Prowler MX for the rear 2.35, and the Dissent 2.5 for the front. Thanks for all your help
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    FYI, a dual-ply 2.35 isn't going to save much weight over a dual-ply 2.5, but due to rolling resistance and personal prefrence, I prefer smaller tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djponee
    nope, no fat a$$es here. I am going to get the Prowler MX for the rear 2.35, and the Dissent 2.5 for the front. Thanks for all your help
    Do you mean the XT??

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    I have 2.35 Maxxis Minion Downhill specific. I think they work great.
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    depends on the course you run. For most its fine - I Know I lost out and wish i had fatter tires for alot of rockier courses cause my rear was just not hooking up. granted I was running a 2.35 minion, which is probably closer to a 2.1 or 2.2, but for most courses its golden

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    I have 2.35 MAXXXIS Bling-Bling in the rear, and it's just great! High rolling with nice side knobs...

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    I use 2.35 high rollers (single ply !), which are quite small for a 2.35, but im light
    I do have to use heavy tubes with the though, or I pinch flat pretty much every ride
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