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    Attn: Rigid Riders

    Hey,
    Do any of you run fat tires on the front to make up for the lack of suspension? If so, what tires do you run?

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    I run 2.4 and 2.6, variety of brands. Run them low.
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    WTB Weirwolf 2.55 LT also
    It makes a world of difference

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    WTB Weirwolf 2.55 LT.

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    WTB Weirwolf race 2.5" Higher profile tread, alittle more rolling resistance, great traction.

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    2.4" Schwalbe Racing Ralph with a Ti fork
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    2.5 Kenda Nevegal @ 30psi. Muy bueno!

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    Heck, I run a wider (2.1 vs. 1.8 on the rear) tire up front on my full squish bike. Not only does it absorb a bit more shock, it also helps you get out of / avoid ruts better.
    "There are those who would say there's something pathological about the need to ride, and they're probably on to something. I'd wager though that most of the society-approved compulsions leave deeper scars in the psyche than a need to go and ride a bicycle on a mountain." Cam McRea

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    I run the WTB Exi Wolf 2.35, nice tire...

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    WTB Mutanoraptor 2.4 front and back @ 23 PSI in all conditions.

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    I run a Conti Diesel 2.5 at about 22lbs. Ride is nice and the added bonus of control in the sandy sections.

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    I run the WTB Weirwolf 2.55 LT front and rear on my rigid 29er. 18 to 20 psi up front, just a bit higher in back. I love this tire.
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    rigid riders

    running small block eights 2.35 front and rear 30 psi

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
    WTB Mutanoraptor 2.4 front and back @ 23 PSI in all conditions.
    Ditto, but I gotta run them up closer to 35 (220 lbs)

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    Nokian Gazzaloddi 3.0 on the 26" rim, Weirwolf LT 2.55 on the 29er.

    Truly a wealth of useless information.


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    2.35x29 wtb exis on the karate monkey... low preassure is definately more comfortable.

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    your running it too hard

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    2.5 Kenda Nevegal @ 30psi. Muy bueno!

    5'8" 175 lbs.
    30 psi in a 2.5?? way too high, try 20-25 maybe less. I run a 2.5 nokian NBX dh I run between 10-12, was running that in almost a foot of snow, to 18-25 for normal ridding, I run it harder if it's just a easy ride with the Dog.

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    I typically run 2.5" up front (Conti Desiel, IRC trail Bears, Spec. Big Hit Pros, etc...) primarily for control and traction, not for suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatFender
    Hey,
    Do any of you run fat tires on the front to make up for the lack of suspension? If so, what tires do you run?
    I run fat tires on the front of ANY mountain bike. Then again, I do on the back, too.

    On the rigid 29'er I run a 2.2 Nevegal. I'd do a 2.55 Weirwolf LT, but the treads seems a little small for my taste.

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    python ust 2.3(26")

    i have mostly (years past) prefered pythons w/stan's for racing in all conditions in the South East. last year i ran the maxxis TT tire and was a little happier (more flat resistant and slightly more cush, both 2.0)

    since i got my waltworks ss (rigid) i have not even been on my geared race rig (c-dale). i quickly switched the 2.0 python for the 2.3 ust mrc python in the front (dec. 06) and was so impressed i have not seriously considered trying anything else... and for me that's strange because i have a cycling habit that rivals any coke addiction and i'm slightly on the weight weenie side (the 2.3 weighs like 830+ grams + the stan's).

    my advice is take the tire that you like and bump it up to a 2.3 or more for the front tire on a rigid. it has been a holy grail of sorts for me.

    FYI- i've been on the stan's crow tire for the rear for 3 rides. it's a crazy fast and surprisingly comfortable tire. i think i'm going to race ss this year and this will be my front/rear combo for all except muddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unschlerin
    last year i ran the maxxis TT tire and was a little happier (more flat resistant and slightly more cush, both 2.0)
    I am a big proponent of the Maxxis TT 2.0

    They work well in hardpack and loose dusty/rocky conditions. I am in Central Texas.

    The regular (read not EXception) tire has a thick sidewall that is quite flat resistant. Also they have a very fast tread pattern.

    But do not, I repeat, do not take these tires anywhere near mud.
    aLaN AT BikeMojo DOT com

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