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    Tire recomendations GTA area trails

    Looking for some input on new tires for my bike. Riding GTA area (durham forest, ravenshoe etc.). Currently have maxxis crossmark 2.1 front and back. Finding they're getting a bit old, and grip isn't great.

    Rim's are giant sxc2, I believe 19/24 width.

    Any good deals on tires which are better suited for GTA trails? (Spring/Summer/Fall riding).

    Thanks,

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    Maxis Ikon. Get 'em online at Chain Reaction Cycles.

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    Probably should have said they're 27.5 wheels. Looks like CRC, only does those in 26, or 29. Jenson seems to sell them in my wheel size though @ $60USD

    Do those Ikons only come in 2.2 width?

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    For anyone looking for a 'budget' tire I've been impressed by Continentals Mountain King tires. They are outperforming any of the Schwalbs I've owned and they're like a third of the price.
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    thanks, I'll check that one out. I like good value.

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    Got mine at MEC for ~$35. (!)

    Just looked online, the 26" is highly reviewed, the 27.5" has one review and it's quite negative

    (for that price I'd still try them)
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    Schwalbe tires are very good, but wear fast and are not cheap.
    If you are riding Crossmarks, which I have run and like for buffer trails, you would be looking at the Racing Ralph or Rocket Rons. If you want a more aggressive tire, the nobby nicks could work. I have run Schwalbe tires for years, but have lately changed to Bontragers
    I have been using the XR1 team issue on my fully rigid 29er. Very fast tire, but not an all trail tire. I think the XR2 or XR3 would be good options. I also run the XR4 on my full suspension all around bike. These are great in the rocks and for an aggressive tire roll much faster than the Mountain Kings or Hans Dampfs.
    From the locations you mention, you would not need anything too burly. I actually think the Crossmarks are good option.

    There are plenty of good options from Maxxis like the Ikons mentioned above and lots of others. I only commented on tires I have actually used at one time or another.
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    jenson has all kinds of Schwalbe tires on clearout prices...likely OEM.
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