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    Rigid SS: what tires are you running?

    I'm curious what other riders are using. Personally I just replaced my 2.4" mountain kings with 2.5" muddy mary's, though I might run a 2.7 up front come fall/winter !

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    2.4 Ardents on the El Mar.

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    I've got a 2.4 Ardent coming next week. I'm hoping they're better than my current Rampages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut View Post
    I've got a 2.4 Ardent coming next week. I'm hoping they're better than my current Rampages.

    I originally went with Pana's as my first 29'er tire after the stock Bronson's... seemed very Nev'ish & appropriate for east coast. IMO Ardent's roll better with more 'cush and just as solid traction.

    Not looking back.

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    tyres are for wimps
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    2.4x29 Ardents here, as well. Amazing tires. Not quite as grippy as the Rampages, but huge, and tough, and smooooth.

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    For 26" = WTB Mutanoraptor 2.4".

    For 29" my favs are:

    All around = Ignitors 2.1
    Dry racing = Raceking 2.2
    Winter = Nevegal 2.2

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    2 x 2.4 Schwalbe Racing Ralph's TLR. Really like them. Running front at 18psi and rear at 22 psi

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    2.5 Weirwolf up front. Lots of volume, I cleaned out the local lbs when I heard they were going off the market. I still have two.
    I spoke with the WTB honks at interbike last year and they thought we would see a comback maybe for 2012. My fingers are crossed.

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    2.4x29" Purgatory

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    Quote Originally Posted by can't get right View Post
    2.5 Weirwolf up front. Lots of volume, I cleaned out the local lbs when I heard they were going off the market. I still have two.
    I spoke with the WTB honks at interbike last year and they thought we would see a comback maybe for 2012. My fingers are crossed.
    Yep, already been confirmed for this coming season but with a few changes. To summarize from the TwentyNineInches post: same main tread but now with bigger side knobs. It's also now a TSC tubeless ready tire (i.e. UST bead). Weight is up to 940g though. Here's a big picture from their blog

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    Currently using a Stout 29x2.3 on my rigid bike. My Purgatory 29x2.4 has been awesome but hasn't seen rigid use yet. I've use the Rampage 29x2.35 and the Ardent 29x2.25 on my previous rigid. Both actually appeared to have very similar casing size, but the construction of the Ardent actually made it feel a little softer and bigger.

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    29 x 2.4 Ardent. Good cush and lots of grip.
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    Conti race king 2.2 in the back. Nevegal 2.2 in front, but that monster has swelled to 2.4 tubeless on the flow rim.

    I might throw on another race king in front, but I'm loving the overseer in the corners!
    It's not about being better than others, it's about getting the best out of myself.

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    tubeless Purgatory 2.4" up front, and Purgatory 2.2" in back, rigid ss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeFarmer View Post
    Conti race king 2.2 in the back. Nevegal 2.2 in front, but that monster has swelled to 2.4 tubeless on the flow rim.

    I might throw on another race king in front, but I'm loving the overseer in the corners!
    Ditto that! my 26" has Race King 2.2 rear and Rubber Queen 2.2 front. It's just started to get wet and greasy here and the corner slides are so much fun! Spinning a bit on the climbs tho.

    Rubber Queens rule. Waiting for the 29er version to go on my P35s.

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    High rollers,xc version.Good grip and hard wearing,very few punctures.I had mountain kings but every other ride i was getting punctures

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    I also have the 29" 2.4 Ardents on my Swift. They are paired up with 35mm wide Salsa Gordo Rims. Very nice combo.

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    Panaracer Rampage, front and rear...29er.

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    2.1 Front Whatever I can get on the cheap
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    2.4 Mountain Kings F/R - I've also used WTB Stout and loved it but it is a tad on the heavy side... so am I though.

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    2.4" Fat Albert
    not a lightweight tyre but I am not too concerned about shredded sidewalls now.

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    WWLT up front, ExiWolf 2.3 on rear. Got a pair of Raven 2.2's coming to try out.

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    Just put on WTB Bronson tubeless f/r. So far I like them a lot, good for the front range.

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    Running lowly 26 x 2.1" Hutchinson Scorpions F&R on my full ti (frame/fork) '91 Litespeed/CBO Fat Bastard.

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    Ardent 2.4 up front Race King 2.2 in the back, although I might run an Ardent out back soon, the big durable grip is worth the weight!
    Last edited by rob1035; 09-12-2011 at 07:28 AM.

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    ardent 2.4 in the front
    captain control 2.2 in the rear

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    irc trailbear (2.25) in the front and mythos xc (2.1) in the back. almost perfect.

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    2.4 Ardent f/r Ghetto tubeless 21/24psi 220lbs ready to ride

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    29 X 2.25 Schwalabe Rocket Rons

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    arphaxhad- how are you liking the ardent on the rear?

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    I built my singlespeed with the intention of it being mostly on pavement and then on some of the hard-packed trails in nearby parks, etc. That said, I was going to go with slicks (such as Specialized Nimbus) but the mechanic who did a lot of the work on my bike suggested WTB All Terrains. He wasn't just trying to get rid of stock, had to order them.

    They are 1.95's but really feel a bit wider, fine for what they are designed for.

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    2.4 ardent front @ 25psi, 2.35 knobby nic @ 25psi rr on el mariachi

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    Conti Race King Protection 2.0 Really good for my local trails.

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    Keep em coming folks! Just got back from my first ride with 2.5's f/r at 18/22 psi. rode around a quarry on atv trails, gravel dirt and sand, all very loose. More than once I thought my tracks were from a dirtbike!

    I decided to try some wider micheline dh tubes since these tires are the widest I've ever owned, which raises the question, what size tubes are you using? Does it matter? I've always used the standard 2.125" tubes with up to a 2.4" tire with no problems, thought id try a wider tire this time.

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    2.35 larsen TT's front and back. Run about 25 lbs pressure for a little cush.
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    2.3 WTB Exiwolves with Stan's ....a tad under 25 psi up front, another tad above 25 psi back. Jamis Dragon One, Salsa Cromoto Fork.
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    I prefer to run a Python MRC medium 2.35 tubeless in the rear, fast rolling and sticky, but my last one just died. Boo! Front I am super happy with the Rain King 2.5 from Conti, it does not let go anywhere I can take it.
    Well, it was a good try.

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    Been Racing Ralphs for over 2 years now (winter and summer here), 2.25 rear, 2.4 front.

    The new 2.25 rear pacestar SS is nearly 700g..... fair chunk more than the 550g evo they started out as.
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    on the trails, anything conti-chili-king - MK XK TK etc. fave is TK now.
    in the shity, table tops.

    lot of the same tires mentioned here. shoulda been a poll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob1035 View Post
    arphaxhad- how are you liking the ardent on the rear?
    I didn't at first but then I started dropping the pressure after going tubeless and it really started to hook up. I can notice how much it changes with only a 2 or 3 lb difference..

    I ride N. Cal lava rock, loose over hardpack. The EXO sidewalls are really tough, I did cut the casing once in the middle of the tread between the knobs and I just patched it from the inside with a tube patch. That and my own tubeless brew are holding fine after 100's of miles.

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    29" 2.2 Maxxis Icon EXOs from and back on the Jabber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut View Post
    I've got a 2.4 Ardent coming next week. I'm hoping they're better than my current Rampages.
    2.4 Ardents here, too. Rolling resistance is lower than Rampages and Volume is a bit higher. Use them on my Karate Monkey from spring to autumn. In the winter studded nokians are my friends

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    Bontrager 29-4 (2.35" but HUGE) in the front and a 2.2" Race King in the rear. Amazed at how well that little, teensy-knobbed RK works in the rear. Traction is great if the pressure is set up right. Thinking that the new 2.5" Weirwolf that WTB showed at dealer camp looks pretty nice though... So many tires, so little time....
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    Kenda Small Block Eight 2.1 Front and Rear. Great for commuting and tooling around town, but on the trails I find myself wishing I had some more bite up front to help keep the front end from washing out.

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    Tires are like saddles and bike set up. A personal preference. And, actually, I haven't ridden too many tires I don't like. With the exception of some cheapy WTBs I bought from Nashbar that were scary.

    I'm currently running these and love them. Especially for $13.00. High volume, fast, and grippy. Not overly grippy, but nice on hardpack and FS roads.

    Continental Speed King 2.3 MTB Tire -- Wire Bead

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    2.4 Purgatory in front
    2.35 Bonty FR3 in rear.

    Nobody mentioned them, but the FR3s are really good tires. I had it in the front, but was looking for a bit more volume, which the Purgatory provides nicely.

    The FR3, however, is good on both ends. It's a very secure front tire and works well as in the back. And they're tough and not too crazy heavy if you go with the 120 tpi version. Note that the FR3 has prominent side knobs and might not fit inside the stays. My were just a tad too big (Monocog Flight), so I used a side cutter to snip a bit off them so I had the proper clearance.

    I went with those tires because I'm riding a lot of rocks lately. I go about 210 and run about 23 in the front and about 28 in the back. So far so good.

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