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    Tires for Boston

    So what kind of tires are people riding around Boston area trails in the 2.2 or 2.35 range??


    I need some new ones...

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    I'm in western MA but check out WTB Stout 2.35. Grippy as heck but wear quickly on the commute which sucks for me. I went to a harder compound Moto Raptor which actually did pretty well on a wet, slick and slimy ride yesterday morning.

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    I was a serial pinch-flatter riding 3-5x per week mostly in Middlesex Fells when I was running the WTB Weirwolf 2.1's on my HT. I now run a Maxxis Minion 2.35 in the front and a Specialized Resolution 2.1 in the back. The Spesh is actually wider than the Maxxis, but I dont like it much because it has super flimsy sidewalls which I am in constant fear of slicing. The Minion is on the heavy side, but I like the sturdier sidewalls and I figured I was wasting more time and energy fixing flats every other ride (at best) then I am with the extra rotational mass and rolling resistance. Hope this helps.

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    Nevegals. Amazing tire. The shorter life with the DTC tacky tread is worth the fun you'll have.
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    in fact for trail type bikes I am tired of QR roady shite in general. Lets move on.

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    Minion 2.5 in the front and a Specialized Chunder 2.3 in the back. The tires are actually the same size...

    The two tires have a very similar tread pattern too. Next time around I'll just buy two Chunders and see how that goes.
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    I'm running Schwalbe Big Betty's 2.4 front and back right now. Kind of heavy but very fast rollers, great traction, and very tough. I need some more time on them to really get a feel for them but so far they seem like the real deal.

    I had the Fat Albert 2.35's front and back before and they rode very well. Traction was solid and they were a good weight for a beefy tire. They weren't nearly as tough as the Big Betty's though. The sidewalls wore out before the tread.

    I did the Kenda BG/Nevegal 2.35 thing before these tires. I loved the traction but the rolling resistance kind of sucked and the sidewalls were really flimsy. I had to use DH tubes in them to prevent flats. I wouldn't recommend these tires for our trails.

    I had the Hutch Spyder 2.3's for awhile. Very solid traction and good rollers but a little on the flimsy side. You could make them work here but expect some flats.

    I also had the Geax Sturdy 2.25's. Those were some good tires. Fast rollers and very durable. They were a bit on the heavy side but that's because they were so beefy. I didn't like them when conditions got wet. A little on the slippy side.

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    Hey thanks for the replies

    these are some of the tires ive been looking at and its nice to see a few of their names pop up as answers here.

    Kenda Nevegal 2.3
    Maxxis High Roller 2.3
    Michelin DH Comp 2.2
    Michelin Mountain Xtreme 2.2
    Schwalbe 2.25
    WTB Weirwolf 2.3

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