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    Tire widths - what combo

    Im runnign rigid ss 29er. Im riding tubeless schwalbe 2.1 but I just traded some stuff for a Wtb exiwolf 2.3.
    Should I use the 2.3 in front and the 2.1 in rear or the other way around? I figure the fatter up front to soak up and the thinner in rear for better rolling with ss.

    Using ghetto tubeless with home made sealant BTW.

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    Fatter tire up front.

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    I'll second the fat tire up front option. A big round tire up front cushions the front end which gives a little bit of a suspension effect on small bumps. It also helps with cornering since you get a bigger contact patch when leaned over. I actually prefer running big tires (29x2.3+) on both wheels but that's just the way I ride. Some people get away with narrow light treads at high psi but that would drive me crazy.

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