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    An aggressive Ikon?

    So, I'm sure this has been discussed and for that I apologise. I'm looking for an aggressive XC rear tire that grips a bit better than the Ikon in loose situations when putting the power down. I'm more familiar with Maxxis offerings; would that be more along the lines of something like the Rekon or Crossmark II?

    Ultimately, if someone has real world experience to relay that would be ideal...I can read what the manufactures say each tire should be used for. Thanks!

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    itís definitely not the crossmark! maybe check out the ardent race.


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    Rekon Race maybe

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy3220 View Post
    Rekon Race maybe
    Nah. Lower profile knobs everywhere compared to the Ikon.

    That said, Ikon 2.35 front/Rekon Race 2.35 rear is a great combo for really fast high desert riding.
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    Forekaster. The 2.35 is a little lower air volume than Ikon 2.35 and doesnít roll as fast but much better grip in loose over hard, and of course wet/mud. If I was needed faster rolling then Ardent Race is close to the Ikon but with more cornering grip.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    Nah. Lower profile knobs everywhere compared to the Ikon.

    That said, Ikon 2.35 front/Rekon Race 2.35 rear is a great combo for really fast high desert riding.
    Interesting, I ride rekon race on the front and the ikon on the rear. The ikon has pretty good traction and the rekon race has bigger knobs on the side and has more traction when laid over in the turns. Your experience may vary.

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    Ardent race. I've ridden ikon, xr2, forekaster. AR had better train than ikon. Forekaster will have better traction than AR, but higher RR.

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