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    Anybody else shopping for mud tires?

    My tires suck in the wet. this year is wet. I've ridden the Mythos around here for 10 years and tried others but always come back to them. For the last year or so I've been riding some Fire XC's b/c I won them. Now I'm back to the Mythos, only this time it's the Mythos 2 which must mean more cheap and crappy traction, b/c they are nothing like the old Mythos. Anyways, I know tires are a personal preference, but I'm looking for something fast, fairly light (less than 600g) that will hook up well around here in Asheville. I ride mostly at Coleman Boundary now, so they need to be bigger volume than the mythos, maybe even 2.3 up front and 2.1 rear, but also fast enough to do the occasional cross country race on in rougher terrains, like say, west virginia or fontana.

    any suggestions?

    I'm looking at some Maxxis and WTB's.

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    look at the 2Bliss from Spesh
    Mamma speed I'm back!!!

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    Specialized-The Captain

    I rode today at Bent Creek. Several spots were a muddy mess of thick, snake like mud!

    While the Captains are not pure mud tires, they shed mud well and hook up well on slick mud or the read clay mud prevalent in several places around here.

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    I love my Gazzaloddi 2.3's. They will hold a turn.
    Should you do more trail work?

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    Conti Mtn Kings.
    Maxxis Ignitors.
    Really, any tire with lots of (not too) widely spaced tall, square-diamond shaped knobs is what works for me. Tall is the key, IME.
    Anything with lots of short tight knobs (exi wolf), dense knob patterns(weirwolf, some Kenda's) or "across the tire" spacing (Maxxis High Roller, the rear Mythos, old Velociraptor rear) has not worked. I also have a hard time with large, ramp shaped knobs in the front (the front Mythos, old Velociraptor front).
    Probably doesn't make sense, but that's what works for me.

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    also check out medusa's
    Mamma speed I'm back!!!

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    Conti. Mtn Kings... hands down.....

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    + 3 for Conti Mountain Kings

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    WTB Stouts - aggressive knobs, excellent wear, excellent traction on wet roots and rocks - which is certainly part of the Pisgah riding experience when it's wet.
    many gears, some pies

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    Conti Mountain King up front, Kenda Nevegal in back. This setup has worked well for me.

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    thanks everyone! I am going w/the mountain kings as soon as I get the $$$$.

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    come to the cowbell this weekend...kenda tires will here...selling tires at a really good price...

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