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    Favorite Tubeless Tire for NM Foothills / East Mountains?

    I'm looking to convert my 29er from tubes to tubeless and am wondering what everybody is running.

    Any tires I should try?
    Any I should stay away from?

    Thanks, in advance, for the help!

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    What style of riding? XC or more aggressive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klainmeister View Post
    What style of riding? XC or more aggressive?
    XC/AM for sure (I don't heal as fast as I used to).

    Also, carbon hard-tail (Giant XTC) - if that might make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockTractor View Post
    XC/AM for sure (I don't heal as fast as I used to).

    Also, carbon hard-tail (Giant XTC) - if that might make a difference.
    I run Maxxis Ardent Race 2.35 Rear EXO Casing and Maxxis Ardent 2.4 Front EXO casing on my xc bike. and on my more aggressive bike/bikes Maxxis Minion DHR 2.35 EXO rear Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 front

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    I'm guessing most your answers here will involve Maxxis XXXXX model.

    For that, I'd probably run something like the Aggressor rear, DHF front, but that might be too slow for some folks. Ardent works OK in the rear, I just dont trust it in the front.

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    I don't think you'd benefit from such aggressive tires on the carbon XC hardtail. If the trails are more hardpack and tacky, you'll do just fine with Ikons. Otherwise, if trails are looser or more variable, a Forekaster in front and Ardent Race or Ikon in the rear will give plenty of traction. Go with the 2.35s for a little extra cush on the hardtail. The Forekasters are really nice, I'm running them currently. Gobs of traction, but roll pretty well. The DHF's are great tires, but they work better on bikes with slacker head angles that you end up leaning more to make your turns. They don't have great traction when they're only leaned over a little like with a steep angled XC bike. Once you do have them leaned over enough, they're locked in though, but for your bike, Forekasters.

    EDIT: and as maximo said, go with the EXO casings.
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    Thanks everyone!

    Any good LBS source for Maxxis tires?

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    Last time I was at bikeworks they had a decent stock of some of the tires mentioned.

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    Bontrager XR3 2.4 Team Issue

    XR4 2.4 Team Issue if you like a more aggressive tire on the front.

    XR3's very similar to the Ikon, but less $.
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    Hans Dampf in the rear, fast enough, decent grip. Or for a similar tire of better quality, Kenda Nevegal X Pro. Yes, the X is different from the old Nev.

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