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    I love my Fire XC Pro's but need a bigger tire for rockier rides. Anyone using the Cinders on their SS? My concern is that they may roll too slowly...
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    Cinders are very good on the rocks and they roll just fine.
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    Hi Mo'!

    Yeah I've been using Cinders for a while, they are excellent all round tyres, they roll great although will be more draggy compared to your fire's naturally. Give them a go you'll like them!

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    Great all around tire...........

    .....but for SS, no thanks.
    PINCH FLATS.
    The side walls are a bit THIN, so forget running any pressure below 32 or so (IME).
    I had good luck with the Conti Gravity Protection.
    Still had to run around 30psi in them, but in my opinion, a far superior tire in terms of durability.

    I use the Cinder on the rear of my FS.

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    I was running them at about 35psi on my SS, with no problems, I wouldn't say the side walls are thin though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molasses
    I love my Fire XC Pro's but need a bigger tire for rockier rides. Anyone using the Cinders on their SS? My concern is that they may roll too slowly...
    Front or rear? I have been using it a lot on the rear at 28-30 psi. Nice and grippy. Have not had any issues with pinchflats. I really like the cinder in back with the Fire 2.4 FR in front at about 22-25 psi. I need to try the cinder in front a bit more and see how it fairs.
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    Where are you riding??

    MF,
    What type of terrain are you riding with 26" wheels on those pressures??
    I would be tapping rims all over the place in my neck of the woods.

    My experience with Cinders is that there are better front tires available.
    Rear only for me.

    C.

    Quote Originally Posted by Meat Foot
    Front or rear? I have been using it a lot on the rear at 28-30 psi. Nice and grippy. Have not had any issues with pinchflats. I really like the cinder in back with the Fire 2.4 FR in front at about 22-25 psi. I need to try the cinder in front a bit more and see how it fairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsalty
    MF,
    What type of terrain are you riding with 26" wheels on those pressures??
    I would be tapping rims all over the place in my neck of the woods.

    My experience with Cinders is that there are better front tires available.
    Rear only for me.

    C.
    On the rocks and roots of Oregon singletrack baby!

    So far so good. I weigh 160, 165 with gear, 170 with gear and winter insulation ( ). I generally ride "light" = kind to my gear (not impling that you are not). I am sure there are plenty of better front tires available. Kenda comes to mind as does WTB. The Timberwolf looks mean in the 2.7 flavor, but alas would not fit up front and I think it is too heavy for me. I like the 2.4 FR and that is about as heavy as I want to go.

    Cheers!
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    MF,
    no implying necessary.......................
    I am a line stuffer at best!

    I have also had good luck with WTB tires.
    Currently I use a 2.4 Mutano.
    Not the best at any one thing, but really good at most.
    Of course it is dry and dusty here most days.
    My Exi's are pathetic in mud and wet.

    How is the 2.4 on the wet??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meat Foot
    On the rocks and roots of Oregon singletrack baby!

    So far so good. I weigh 160, 165 with gear, 170 with gear and winter insulation ( ). I generally ride "light" = kind to my gear (not impling that you are not). I am sure there are plenty of better front tires available. Kenda comes to mind as does WTB. The Timberwolf looks mean in the 2.7 flavor, but alas would not fit up front and I think it is too heavy for me. I like the 2.4 FR and that is about as heavy as I want to go.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsalty
    MF,
    no implying necessary.......................
    I am a line stuffer at best!

    I have also had good luck with WTB tires.
    Currently I use a 2.4 Mutano.
    Not the best at any one thing, but really good at most.
    Of course it is dry and dusty here most days.
    My Exi's are pathetic in mud and wet.

    How is the 2.4 on the wet??

    C.
    Mutanos are nice. I have a 2.24 that does not see much use anymore. The 2.4 looks fantastic. I have heard the Exi is scary in wet. Yet have heard Weirwolfs are not good in wet, but folks here in Salem seem to like them in the mud... I tried the 2.4 FR in the mud in January at All Comer's Meat. They tended to float a liitle more than I was ready for (honestly not a ton of mud riding experience, I usually don myself with xc skis in the winter). I debated on running narrow Velociraptors front and rear (1.95) for that event. I used the Veloci in the rear and it did fine (they have direction indicators stamped on the sidewalls depending on conditions, so I ran in mud direction!). It boils down to this, there are too many tires to choose from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsalty
    .....but for SS, no thanks.
    PINCH FLATS.
    The side walls are a bit THIN, so forget running any pressure below 32 or so (IME).
    I had good luck with the Conti Gravity Protection.
    Still had to run around 30psi in them, but in my opinion, a far superior tire in terms of durability.

    I use the Cinder on the rear of my FS.

    C.
    My first ride on the Cinder 2.25 (f&r) was at Socal Demo Forest. Rode them hard and fast. Never bottomed them out. Great ride. Lots of grip. Later learned I had both tires at ~20psi.
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    Really?

    20 psi??????????
    On a 26" tire? fast over technical/rocks?
    No problem rolling the bead at that pressure?
    I have never run less than 20psi on the rear of my 29er.
    26" forget about it.............
    All I can say is WOW.
    Must be nice.

    C.



    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    My first ride on the Cinder 2.25 (f&r) was at Socal Demo Forest. Rode them hard and fast. Never bottomed them out. Great ride. Lots of grip. Later learned I had both tires at ~20psi.

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    no experience using the Cinder on ss, but I used it on the rear of my FS. Not super-fantastic, but solid and reliable. Grip was good, and very predictable. An all-arounder. Rolling resistance seemed fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsalty
    20 psi??????????
    On a 26" tire? fast over technical/rocks?
    No problem rolling the bead at that pressure?
    I have never run less than 20psi on the rear of my 29er.
    26" forget about it.............
    All I can say is WOW.
    Must be nice.

    C.
    Really. Probably has something to do with riding mtbs for 14 years before I even owned any type of suspension.

    I find the with "same" model tires I need to use more pressure in a 29" than a 26".
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