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    Pisgah SS'ers, what tires are you running?

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    Thinking of building a SS and trying to make tire choices. I'm used to typically running more aggressive tires to compensate for my lack of technique and the terrain in Pisgah, but pushing minions on a SS would be...unenjoyable. I was curious what others have had good luck with that bridges that gap between rolling/weight and good enough traction.

    It'd be a 29er, but 27.5+ is an option too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adodero View Post
    See topic.

    Thinking of building a SS and trying to make tire choices. I'm used to typically running more aggressive tires to compensate for my lack of technique and the terrain in Pisgah, but pushing minions on a SS would be...unenjoyable. I was curious what others have had good luck with that bridges that gap between rolling/weight and good enough traction.

    It'd be a 29er, but 27.5+ is an option too.
    Not SS'ing anymore because my low back can't handle it but maybe look at the Maxxis Ardent EXO casing (2.25 R and 2.4 F) for decent grip and rolling. I run Spec Purgatorys with Grid casing but they may be a bit heavier than the Ardents.

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    I run Maxxis Ardents. 2.4 on the front, 2.25 on the rear. Tubeless with lowish pressure works well on the rigid.

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    stupid question: why the 2.25 on the rear? I run 2.4 ardents front and back on my SS...
    "What Made Milwaukee Famous Has Made a Loser Out of Me"

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    I ended up going with a 2.3 Purgatory front and 2.3 Ground Control in the rear.

    The Purgatory seems to work well, the GC is a bit washy for my tastes, but it seems to hold on when it needs to.

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