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    Tire recommendations for trails in and around SLC

    Heading to SLC this summer with a riding group. Curious what folks recommend for tires on the trails in and around SLC.

    My current setup is a Minion DHF 2.5 in the front and Ardent Race 2.35 in the rear for MD/PA riding.

    Bike is a SC Tallboy 29'er if that helps. Thanks.

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    Round rubber ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastman View Post
    Heading to SLC this summer with a riding group. Curious what folks recommend for tires on the trails in and around SLC.

    My current setup is a Minion DHF 2.5 in the front and Ardent Race 2.35 in the rear for MD/PA riding.

    Bike is a SC Tallboy 29'er if that helps. Thanks.
    Those will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSU Alum View Post
    Those will be fine.
    Thanks, MSU! didn't know if the DHF would be overkill

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    Whatever you use for hardpack and loose over hardpack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29ger View Post
    Whatever you use for hardpack and loose over hardpack.
    Thanks, 29ger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastman View Post
    Thanks, MSU! didn't know if the DHF would be overkill
    I'm a bit of a weight weenie and had been using 29x2.35 Nobby Nics for quite some time, but I've become a fan of the 2.5 Aggressor rear and 2.6 DHF front - even at a 1+pound penalty.

    It's more than what is strictly required up here, but I'm really not seeing a significant downside. The Wasatch Back trails are pretty buff so lots of combos will work.

    Once everything dries out, I'm gonna try out a pair of 29x2.6 Rekons front and back that I have for the 3000 foot climbs. Can't have too many tires!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSU Alum View Post
    I'm a bit of a weight weenie and had been using 29x2.35 Nobby Nics for quite some time, but I've become a fan of the 2.5 Aggressor rear and 2.6 DHF front - even at a 1+pound penalty.

    It's more than what is strictly required up here, but I'm really not seeing a significant downside. The Wasatch Back trails are pretty buff so lots of combos will work.

    Once everything dries out, I'm gonna try out a pair of 29x2.6 Rekons front and back that I have for the 3000 foot climbs. Can't have too many tires!
    Great feedback...and just what I was look for. Thanks again for your help!

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    it also depends on when you are coming. Moon dust season, mud season, Fall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahJohn View Post
    it also depends on when you are coming. Moon dust season, mud season, Fall?
    End of Aug through early Sept.

    Thanks!

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    You're overthinking it. Just bring whatever tires you normally use, so long as they're mountain bike tires. You'll be fine, it's pretty much all normal XC riding unless you're planning to ride the lift at DV or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    You're overthinking it. Just bring whatever tires you normally use, so long as they're mountain bike tires. You'll be fine, it's pretty much all normal XC riding unless you're planning to ride the lift at DV or something.

    -Walt
    I am going to need to replace my Ikons. Looking for more grip once things dry out. Prefer to keep it light. What would be the ideal/favorite PC tire combo? No DV lift riding. Pedal up, ride down. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by apxfndr View Post
    I am going to need to replace my Ikons. Looking for more grip once things dry out. Prefer to keep it light. What would be the ideal/favorite PC tire combo? No DV lift riding. Pedal up, ride down. Thanks!
    Just re-read the previous posts.

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