Moab Homer Trip Tires: Dream Big-
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    Moab Homer Trip Tires: Dream Big

    I'm going to be building up a middleweight "Garanimals" wheelset for my 6 Pack with blue CK hubs that match my headset and DT 5.1 rims (Thanks to gonzostrike for the nomenclature). I'll be using my current WTB Weirwolf 2.5 and Motoraptor 2.4 on the new set. I like those tires for most rides I do in the St. George area, but they are on the light side for their size.

    I'll then have a heavyweight WTB Laserdisc DH wheelset for my febile attempts at going bigger. What tires do you all recommend for the heavy wheelset? I'll be using them on Saturday on our Hazard County ride and I'll have the other set for less harsh terrain so I won't have to drag boat anchors on climbing days.

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    Tioga Factory DH 2.3R on the back ($20 at Pricepoint)

    Kenda Blue Groove 2.5 Stick-e in the front.
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    That's an easy one Bob. Go with a 2.5 Nevy up front in the single ply, and a 2.5 Maxxis highroller in the rear in the two ply. I"ve been running the highroller on my Brianhead and Deer Valley trips, and it's my favorite new rear tire for the Gnar.

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    Not to say there is anything wrong with the above recs, but with the luxury of two quickly and easily interchangable wheelsets, I'd definitely put Panaracer FR 2.4's on the beefy wheelset. Tough, gnarly looking, cheap, and not too heavy (but kinda slow in back).

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    I ran the Fire FR 2.4 up front and the Tioga DH 2.3 in the back last spring in Moab, nice combo and traction, I've heard some folks say the Fire FR isn't good in rocks but I ride a lot of rocky terrain and I really like the tire, it doesn't hold up to DH abuse, pinch flatted twice at Keystone but thats the only place I've had a flat with it.

    TS- thanks for the pricepoint info, I will order another Tioga DH for the homer gathering.

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