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    Tires for Heartbreak/Kitsuma?

    I need to change out my tires anyway, and I'm doing an epic on Sunday, so I was curious what to go with: big knobs (Nevegals) or skinny racer tires (Panaracer Razer XC /Race King/Bontrager)?

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    My fav combo for anyplace in Pisgah is a Panaracer rampage up front with a Maxxis crossmark out back. You will get as many opinions about tire choices here as there are people registered though.

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    SB8 rear High Roller front. Tubeless. Close the thread.

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    I had a feeling it would be something like that. I've got a Rampage coming. Thinking I'll throw the heavy sidewall Race King on the back, and either a 2.1 Nevegal or a 2.35 wire bead Exiwolf I've had lying around in front, although it sounds like the latter may not have enough bike if its super loose or sloppy

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    Stack, I always run the big fatty Nevegals. Sucks on the climb, but is worth it on the descent.

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    I like Maxxis tires

    Ardent 2.25 or 2.4 front

    Crossmark or IKON rear

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    Just curious - am I the only guy that just buys a set of tires and leaves them on the bike until they wear out? I see all these threads about the best tire for this, that, or the other trail and I wonder if people have a whole garage full of different tires for different trails. Reminds me of my trumpet player friend who seems to have a different mouthpiece for every note.
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    I have a wetter condition set that goes on in the late fall and is replaced by a drier conditions set that goes on Sunday to go out there. SB8 in the rear and Slant6 up front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike View Post
    Just curious - am I the only guy that just buys a set of tires and leaves them on the bike until they wear out? I see all these threads about the best tire for this, that, or the other trail and I wonder if people have a whole garage full of different tires for different trails. Reminds me of my trumpet player friend who seems to have a different mouthpiece for every note.
    I can definitely see what you are saying, because I am the same way. But I do have a separate set of tires/wheelset for riding on the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike View Post
    Just curious - am I the only guy that just buys a set of tires and leaves them on the bike until they wear out?
    Why do that when you can spend all this time and money fretting over upgrading your bike? I mean, whats the fun in just riding?

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    I have one big tuperware bin full of treads. It's stupid, but it's true. All I can add to the discussion is that I love the crossmarks for racing. I have recently fallen in love w/ the Schwalbe Nobby Nik for a front tire after running Maxxis and Contis for so long this is my new favorite brand, they 'spensive though!
    My one says BRAP!

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    Big old heavy highrollers when I'm on my freeride bike; serfa swoop 2.35's when I'm on my singlespeed.

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    I love the grip and security of Maxxis Ardents 29x2.4 front and back with stan's in my tubes!!!
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    There's a tire other than Ardent out there? I wasn't aware.

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    Yes, I would put tirez on to ride Kitsumer....
    "Why are you willing to take so much & leave others in need...just because you can?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by zod View Post
    There's a tire other than Ardent out there? I wasn't aware.
    werd

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    I run MythosXC II's year round!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Tiles View Post
    werd
    double werd

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