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    Rear Tire Size

    My old Yeti is built like a tank but the largest rear tire I can run is a 2.3 . Would a fatter tire make any real difference? The bike rides great but it bothers me being limited on tire size. Probably just need to get over it.

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    2.3 is the biggest I've ever run. I don't see any advantages to a bigger tire. Maybe if your doing heavy duty freeride it could help but not for fast flowy techy downhill
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    Thanks for the input

    I'm over it. Under 2.0 might be noticed. I don't think my question was stupid at all.
    Thanks again.

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    i ran a 2.35 highroller on back and was just to narrow, i am currently running 2.5 rainkings and wont use any thing smaller again for DH
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    This problem could quite simply be solved if people would stop buying Konas.

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    What was the reaction?

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    im am also limited to running a 2.35 kenda nevegal on the rear..and this is close to the chainstays..if anything see if you can run a 2.5 up front..itll help to displace and move sand/dirt better making it easier for your rear tire to follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelblade
    What was the reaction?
    reaction?

    its just i kept ending up on my ass after the rear tyre letting go on of camber sections far to easy, now with 2.5 contis i often have problem where im to high due to no drifting across.
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    This problem could quite simply be solved if people would stop buying Konas.

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    Yeah I've been running an Intense 2.5 and it's feeling positive. Thanks

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    on my m1 when i first got it i had a 2.7 up front and a 2.5 in the rear. i was sure that the fatter the better. Then i got a porter and the biggest i can run is a 2.3, but i actually run a 2.2 front and a 2.1 rear, and i like it way more. Its way faster, and i can still do all the DH trails i did with the fat tires on my m1. I do slide a bit more, but im very comfortable sliding around so it dosent bother me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bxxer rider
    reaction?

    its just i kept ending up on my ass after the rear tyre letting go on of camber sections far to easy, now with 2.5 contis i often have problem where im to high due to no drifting across.
    Could be cause 2.3 Maxxis are 2.1 of anyone else's tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcook1989
    Could be cause 2.3 Maxxis are 2.1 of anyone else's tire.
    that and maxxis rubber is useless.
    Quote Originally Posted by [Orge
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    This problem could quite simply be solved if people would stop buying Konas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bxxer rider
    that and maxxis rubber is useless.
    Care to elaborate?
    Tire Design & Development Engineer. The opinions expressed in this forum are solely my own.

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    Right now I'm running Kenda Nevegals, 2.35 rear and 2.5 front. My 2.35 is bigger than my 2.5 Maxxis Highroller and my 2.5 Maxxis Minion.

    Once I wear out my current Nevegals I'll probably go for a 2.5 Nevagal in the rear and a 2.7 in front. More volume means you can run lower pressure. Lower pressure + greater width = way more traction (as long as you're not running stupid low pressure and having the tire roll out from the rim.
    Go ride your bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bholwell
    Care to elaborate?
    wears out like no body's business, rips far to easy, cracks far to easy, few hard runs and side knobles are ready to be ripped clean off and they have no grip in the wet. then there is the price hike for 2011 thats making them extremely unaffordable here in the uk.
    Quote Originally Posted by [Orge
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    This problem could quite simply be solved if people would stop buying Konas.

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    Basically everyone I know runs a 2.35 Minion DHF front and rear.

    With the suspension technology we have nowadays is an enormous tire really necessary?

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    Scwhalbe magic rubber.
    2.5" Wicked Will DH tubeless front
    2.4" Big Betty UST tubeless rear
    "its not how slack your head angle is, its how you ride the bike"

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