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    Best wet condition tire for New England

    This is a cross-post from the 29er forum.
    I am an intermediate 62 year old N.E. rider that rides 3 to 4 times a week. My normal setup is an Ardent 29x2.25 front and a Crossmark rear 29x2.10 on Mavic C29 rims mounted tubeless.
    This is a great combo for summer to fall riding, whether TOT on Cape Cod or more rugged terrain near Boston.
    But I am concerned with this spring's conditions with so much snow.
    The Crossmark looks like it will pack up with mud, easily. What are you N.E.ers using in the spring?
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    I've used WTB Weirwolfs for years, and I use them year round with no issues. I've tried other tires, most recently the Panaracer Fire SC, but I have never found a tire that I personally prefer over the Weirwolf. I usually ride at Swampy Wompy so I need a good wet weather tire.

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    i like my 5 dollor a tire 2.7 dh tires on my 26 bike lol, for my niner i haven't found tires i like
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    I rode the Conti trail king last year. Get a version with the Black Chili compound.

    I was looking at a set of the Xking for this year. Not sure if either of these are available in 29 though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonBoy
    I've used WTB Weirwolfs for years, and I use them year round with no issues. I've tried other tires, most recently the Panaracer Fire SC, but I have never found a tire that I personally prefer over the Weirwolf. I usually ride at Swampy Wompy so I need a good wet weather tire.
    Plus 1. I love my Weirwolfs and I ride Swompatuck as well! Great tire. Some say it packs with mud, but I've never had a problem.
    My name is Chris and I ride a Ripmo now.

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    I love my Weirwolf 2.55 LTs but I wouldn't say they are a great wet conditions tire. The low knobs roll really fast and grip almost everything well. Even mud..... while climbing. Cornering in mud or leaves isn't so good. The high volume is worth it tho. They also make a 29er version.

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    Go do trail work and wait for dry trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveVt
    Go do trail work and wait for dry trail.
    I said WET conditions, not a mud tire.
    I could do trail work until June and the trails will still be WET.
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    1st generation of the conti mountain king!

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    mtn kings on my 26", and RR's on my 29
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    Best I have found that are light and still roll fast are Schwalbe Nobby Nics. They even work better than Maxxis High Rollers which are supposed to be good in wet.

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