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    Tires

    Just wondering what other people are running as far as tires for our area.
    Our trails for the most part are hardpack, but enough low spots that hold water and stay muddy.

    I had Specialized Purg and GC, and currently run XR4/3.

    My TBc came with Ardent, but those were like riding on ice once you hit some mud.

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    XR4s and Minion DHF. No tubes

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    Good thread - but maybe add where you're riding (for context)


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    There is a Mid-Atlantic tire Megathread you can check out. Ardent up front seems to be the preferred choice in this area.

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    I've been running XR4s in Frederick for a year or so now... Tried a High Roller II in the rear for a bit (until the sidewall started leaking sealant ) but I'm actually happy to be back on my XR4 now.

    I will be trying the new SE4s pretty soon though.

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    Spring/Summer = Kenda Honeybadger
    Fall/Winter = Kenda Nevegal (rear tire reversed tread)

    80% riding is in Frederick Watershed/Gambrill
    The rest is Montgomery County trails, Patapsco, Michaux, George Washington National Forest.

    I've been known to run a Nevegal/Honeybadger combo (Front/Rear) as well.

    On the Surly ECR (29+) I use Maxxis Chronicles.
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    2.35 XR4 Pro up front, 2.2 XR3 Team on the rear. Tubeless. Love that combo for trails around Charlottesville.

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    XR2 2.35 TI front, XR1 2.2 TI rear.

    95% of my riding during the school year is at Pandapas. Get away to Pisgah, DuPont, or up near Harrisonburg, and this combo works well enough unless the trails have a decent amount of mud. Not enough knob depth to bite through any mud.

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    My go to tire is Schwalbe Hans Dampf, my other set of wheels Maxxis High Roller. In the Mid-Atlantic you can go from muddy to dry with root and rock gardens and these tires work well in most conditions.

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    Ardent 2.4 / Crossmark 2.2

    This combo has been working well in NoVA for me. The crossmark is great most of the time except when it's really muddy.

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    ardent 2.4 F / minion SS 2.3 R

    had the ikon 2.35 R but it was not for me, too many sketchy moments. the minionSS is PERFECT for me, rolls faster and the braking/cornering confidence is 100% back where I like it.

    these are on 30mm ID LB rims
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    on my 2nd pair of Nobby Nics front and rear (27.5" x 2.35" snakeskin/trailstar tubless). I ride in Fairfax, VA mostly, headed to GWNF this weekend and we'll see how they do on rocks.

    Nobby Nic - Schwalbe Professional Bike Tires

    I like them so far b/c they roll well and so far no flats... (knock on wood!)

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