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    What tires do you run in MA (or New England)???

    Hey guys/gals,
    I was curious what kind of tires and size you run on your rig? Also what kind of riding you do with those tires? Thanks,

    Dave

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    Thanks!

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    Where in MA are you???

    Terrain and trail style varies widely....Big differences between riding Trail o Tears on the Cape or Batchelor St in The Connecticut River Valley.

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    I prefer Continental Trail Kings (2.2 in rear with a 2.4 in front). I'll ride pretty much anything, roots, rocks, logs... They have a pretty low rolling resistance for such a knobby tire so they work well as a do it all kind of tire that can tackle all mountain to pavement... They last a long time too.
    I run them tubeless at around 23-26 psi, and with my hydration pack and gear, probably weigh around 170. I've been riding this terrain for over 10 years and am quite happy with the current setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhasdrums View Post
    I prefer Continental Trail Kings (2.2 in rear with a 2.4 in front). I'll ride pretty much anything, roots, rocks, logs... They have a pretty low rolling resistance for such a knobby tire so they work well as a do it all kind of tire that can tackle all mountain to pavement... They last a long time too.
    I run them tubeless at around 23-26 psi, and with my hydration pack and gear, probably weigh around 170. I've been riding this terrain for over 10 years and am quite happy with the current setup.
    I agree.

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    Spec Fast Trak LT rear and Spec Captain Control front, both 29X2.0. about 40 lbs pressure.

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    i run either the Conti Trail King 2.4 or the Nevegal 2.5. Love them both but they wear quickly.

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    Over the course of the last year these are the tires I've used and have been very happy with. All are run tubeless on 29in wheels.. I ride all over New England but the majority of my rides are near home in SE Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Typically 22psi front/24 rear depending on the terrain. Super rocky races I'll bump up the pressure 2 psi.

    Late spring through early fall:

    - XC/XC Racing I run Maxxis Ikon 2.2's (EXO version) on my hardtail. For trail rides on my RIP9 I run an Ardent 2.25 up front/Ignitor rear.

    Late fall through early spring:

    - Rampage Front/Ignitor Rear

    Snow:

    - Rampage/Rampage
    Last edited by JSumner13; 06-01-2012 at 05:13 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overmodulated View Post
    Spec Fast Trak LT rear and Spec Captain Control front, both 29X2.0. about 40 lbs pressure.
    My wife runs this exact combo in the summer and loves it. Captain Control front and rear in the winter. XC racing as well as trail riding. 20psi front/22psi rear

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    29er - Maxis Ardents - I've grown to like them. They are pretty tough.

    26er - Front WTB somthing or another, rear Velociraptor
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    Wtb weirwolfs 2.3 tubeless

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    Kenda Nevegals 2.35 or Maxxis Minions 2.35

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    This year I switched up the Yeti 575 to run Specialized Purgatory Control 2.2. So far I really dig them. Great traction on the rocks and roots we were gifted with here in New England.
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    i run kenda nevegal 2.1 in the front and wtb weirwolf 2.1 in the back.

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    Conti RaceKings 2.2's for xc run tubless in the low 30's and WTB Wolverines 2.25 tubeless around 29psi for more techy nasty trails.
    Never had any traction issues with either tires and both roll fast
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    ^^^ Dude I had an Aunt Esther

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    Conti Mt. Kings 2.4 (29er). I always ride the biggest I can because who knows what I'll encounter. Slick rocks, mud, but I know lots of roots.

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    I'm on my second set of RaRa's - 2.2, 2.1. Yesterday I ran them at about 20/22 at the Domnarski Farm race. Mud puddles up to the axles, they kicked ass.
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    I ride 2.5 Front and rear .For both free ride and downhill...Maxxis.Minions At the moment...

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