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    What tires?

    Im in the market for a new rear. Id like something a little wider for more coverage in the climbing department. Ill be replacing a maxxis larsen mimo, which I liked but wore much to quick and was a little narrow. Lots of single and double track riding consisting of everything from clay to gravel... however, rarely any mud. Any suggestions? What are you single speed riders using?

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    I have had good luck with Kenda Kinetics 2.35 and Tioga Factory DH 2.3. I know that lots of folks are running the Kenda Nevegal too.
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    Panaracer Cinder 2.25 (I've used) or the Rampage 2.35, in 26" roundness (gets great reviews on the 29er board, though I have no experience).
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    If I had the clearance, I'd still be running a WTB Mutanoraptor 2.4 on the back. But since I shortened my chainstays, I've been running a Kenda Karma DTC 2.0.

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    Hmmm..........

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    my bike came with ignitor 2.1, maxxis are always great tires for me, however they wear quickly. wanted to try the kenda small block 8, but was persuaded to put a maxxis crossmark on the rear. no traction at all. just ended up putting back on the old ignitor. rotated front to rear, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vr6nh
    Im in the market for a new rear. Id like something a little wider for more coverage in the climbing department. Ill be replacing a maxxis larsen mimo, which I liked but wore much to quick and was a little narrow. Lots of single and double track riding consisting of everything from clay to gravel... however, rarely any mud. Any suggestions? What are you single speed riders using?

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    Wider does not necessarily give better traction, especially on gravel. Pick a tire with more prominent knobs. The Mimo is pretty wimpy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vr6nh
    Ill be replacing a maxxis larsen mimo, which I liked but wore much to quick and was a little narrow.
    If you liked the Mimos......




    The Maxxis Larson TTs are very similar to the Mimos, but better sideknobs for cornering. But like the Mimos the largest they come in a 2.0




    The Kenda Small Block Eight has a similar tread pattern to the TT's, but available in a 2.35

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    wtb motoraptors are great 2.1 or 2.4 if they'll fit.

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    Intense System 4. Great tire.


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    that tread looks very similar to the nevegal.

    I am running 2.1 Nobby Nics front and rear on my rigid Ventana El Toro

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    although they are really street and dirt tyres, i find that my Holy Rollers can go anywhere, if not DMR moto diggers will sort you out

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan123
    that tread looks very similar to the nevegal.

    I am running 2.1 Nobby Nics front and rear on my rigid Ventana El Toro
    The System 4? Looks nothing like a Nevegal except they are both black and round.
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    I'm using a Rampage in the front, Ignitor in the rear, although I will be getting my hands on a test 29er python soon, I will be trying that on the rear.
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    Nevegal 2.3 or Weirwolf 2.5, kevlar bead

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