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    Ardent race front.. rear??

    Hey guys,
    i own a hardtail specialized pitch sport and i found myself that i need more grip through most of the trails i try.
    Thing is i mostly xc and trails are 20% of my rides.

    I decided to go for a Ardent Race 2.2 for front.
    What would match best for a rear tire?
    Last edited by Qbique; 03-21-2018 at 04:51 AM.

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    Put the 2.2 on the rear and put a 2.35 AR on the front.
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    Two ARs for a xc hardtail is a good option?
    i was thinking sth like this combo :AR 2.2 front and Ikon 2.2 rear.

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    What tires are you currently on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmanInTheD View Post
    Put the 2.2 on the rear and put a 2.35 AR on the front.
    This ^^

    Have run this combo for XC/Endurance events...

    Really good combo for that type of riding

    If you want a little more roll out back a 2.25 Crossmark would be the bee's knees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ac1000 View Post
    What tires are you currently on?
    I currently run stock.tires:
    Specialized Fast Trak Sport, 40TPI, wire bead, Flak Jacket protection, 650bx2.0"

    Now i am.on second thoughts with the crossmark suggestion. ^^

    It would be wrong if my front tire is 2.2 and rear 2.25? (sorry for silly questions)^^

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    Not wrong, you can run any size at either end. But usually it's better to go a little wider in front for a little better cornering traction and smaller in the rear for less weight, rolling resistance, and traction so the rear will break loose before the front. And some 2.2's are bigger than some 2.25's, it just depends on the tires.
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    2.2AR on the rear, 2.35 Forekaster on the front. Great combo for everything except mud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qbique View Post
    I currently run stock.tires:
    Specialized Fast Trak Sport, 40TPI, wire bead, Flak Jacket protection, 650bx2.0"

    Now i am.on second thoughts with the crossmark suggestion. ^^

    It would be wrong if my front tire is 2.2 and rear 2.25? (sorry for silly questions)^^
    There is a 2.1 Crossmark...

    I'd pair a 2.25 Crossmark w/ the 2.35 Ardent Race ^^

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    +1 Ardent Race 2.35, I've got an extra brand new one for sale if you need. PM me

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    I personally would prefer the AR in the rear with a more aggressive tire in the front. I started with an AR front, ikon rear. It was too slippery for me. I put a dhr2 up front and moved the AR to the rear. Never looked back.

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    i wish i had read this earlier.... unfortunately ordered the wrong combo.... Ardent race 2.6 up front and a forecaster 2.35 rear....

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    Quote Originally Posted by micknz View Post
    i wish i had read this earlier.... unfortunately ordered the wrong combo.... Ardent race 2.6 up front and a forecaster 2.35 rear....
    I have an AR 2.35x27.5 with about 25 miles on it. I will trade it for your 2.6". I just swapped it because i missed the wider tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by micknz View Post
    i wish i had read this earlier.... unfortunately ordered the wrong combo.... Ardent race 2.6 up front and a forecaster 2.35 rear....

    They make an Ardent Race 2.6? Hmmm...40 grams lighter than the lightest 2.6 Rekon, maybe I'll just stick with that other tire. 2.6 is not necessarily slow if you put enough psi in, 18-20.
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