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    Good tires for my SS?

    Looking for a new set of tires for my RIGID SS? What do you' all ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRUMP
    Looking for a new set of tires for my RIGID SS? What do you' all ride?
    I ride Michelin comp S's. They work in nearly any condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRUMP
    Looking for a new set of tires for my RIGID SS? What do you' all ride?
    I like the Kenda Blue Groove 2.3 in the front and Nevegal in the rear.

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    WTB Nano's or Exiwolfs.


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    I use everything from the Conti Crosscountry 1.5 to the Nokian Gazzaloddi 3.0.
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    rubber ones with throbbing knobs
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    i just use those panaracer fire xc pros.

    i'm not to picky on tires though, so long as i can roll forward i'm happy.

    these got good reviews and they looked pretty so i bought em'.

    i like my tires on the skinnier side too.

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    Tires for my SS

    Dear Mr. GRUMP:

    I run a 2.3 Klein Death Grip on the back and a 2.3 Continental Vertical on the front. The bike is a Zion 843 EBB (steel) with Surly rigid fork, so I want as much rubber as possible... Oh, and did I mention, I chose these because they were given to me for free?.....

    But I do prefer wide tires... good luck
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    I recently tried WTB Weirwolfs on my G.U.S.S. and love 'em! Check out www.universalcycles.com for a killer deal right now on the kevlar version.

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    Continental Vertical in the rear and a Michelin Wildgripper XLS in the front, used to run Hot S in the rear but had issues with weak sidewalls tearing on jagged rocks, Conti's have been good and taken the abuse.
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    What kind of trails do you ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dumbaSS
    What kind of trails do you ride?
    Pisgah, rocky, rooty, wet knarliness, the good stuff. I ride the same trails i used to ride my Id on.

    note top photo not of me, nor did i take it - Pilot Rock rocks. Good stuff! this is the trails i ride. the others are mine however not as spectacular as Broussard's
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    Quote Originally Posted by brado1
    Pisgah, rocky, rooty, wet knarliness, the good stuff. I ride the same trails i used to ride my Id on.
    Looks just like the trails here in PA. I'm no singlespeed expert, new to it this season, but I hate to see any discussion of tires without trail info.

    For what it's worth I recently switched to 2.4 Mutanoraptors after seeing lots of people here digging them. I have to say it's a big improvement over the Python 2.3's I was using. I think you're going to want something high volume for rocks/roots like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dumbaSS
    What kind of trails do you ride?
    The trails I ride consist of hardpack, loose and rocky. Nothing I ride is rooty or wet(not yet anyway). I live in SoCal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRUMP
    The trails I ride consist of hardpack, loose and rocky. Nothing I ride is rooty or wet(not yet anyway). I live in SoCal.
    I was running High Roller semi slick 2.35 f&r before my last bike was stolen - I liked them alot, they rolled really fast, had DH casings, were ghetto tubeless worthy (this is how I was running them) and had enough shoulder to give me confidence in the corners, slow and fast. They also had more than enough traction for climbing, suprisingly.

    I am not able to run them now, because my new setup is 24"/26" and they are not available in 24" - but would go back to the setup without hesitation if it were an option. The trails I ride vary from loose / rocky to hardpack, few roots - but lots of very sharp rocks. I ride mostly Front Range, CO (Denver)
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    Whatever's fat and cheap!

    I run the 2.35 Kenda kinetics cuz they were cheap and they are about all I can squeeze into the rear end of my Zion 853 EBB! I could go way bigger on the front (surly fork) but I have been happy with the performance so far.

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    thanks no cog frog! three cheers for cheap arse tyres that work. i have spent a small fortune on experiments and nothing has been able to knock the olde kenda kinetics (wire bead no less) from the top of the pile.

    sure they are a bear to change when mounted on big rims like rhyno lites but they have been flat proof for 2 years now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47
    I recently tried WTB Weirwolfs on my G.U.S.S. and love 'em! Check out www.universalcycles.com for a killer deal right now on the kevlar version.
    I'm digging the Weirwolfs myself. I am running a 2.5 light layup front and a 2.5 fR version on the rear, and have been very pleased in everything except real muddy conditions (when you shouldn't be riding anyway )
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    i really like the a reversed mutano 2.4 in back and a 2.5 weir in front. best combo. nothing like big fat tires, especially if riding rigid. i ride bumpy, twisty singletrack.
    will you rep me?

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    Front Kenda Nevegal 2.35
    Back Maxxis Hansventure 2.35
    I have right now a Larsen TT on the back and it just slips around in the loose stuff when you try to pedal standing. Might be good for someone with a granny gear, but I only have one gear and it's not for old ladies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    thanks no cog frog! three cheers for cheap arse tyres that work. i have spent a small fortune on experiments and nothing has been able to knock the olde kenda kinetics (wire bead no less) from the top of the pile.

    sure they are a bear to change when mounted on big rims like rhyno lites but they have been flat proof for 2 years now...
    I have been less than impressed with their performance on muddy/wet trails. And mine (non-stickE) seemed to be downright scary on wet roots.

    On hard pack and/or loose drier soil they work pretty good though.

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