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    Desert tires. 29 x 2.5 or so, [I]to dumb to choose on my own.[/I].

    Looking for advice before I click on a new pair of tires.
    29 x 2.6 at best, 2.5 fits fine.
    My tired old bones are not up to date on whats out there.

    Rims = Stan's Flow older 25i front, new 29i rear.

    Soft sand or dusty rocks. I am dusting off my 2009 Fargo for a ride down the Baja. Desert tires, tubeless ready.

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    Desert tires. 29 x 2.5 or so, [I]to dumb to choose on my own.[/I].

    You say ‘down the Baja’. Like dirt road bikebacking or technical riding at various spots?

    I ride in southern AZ. Dry dusty rocky is very familiar to me.

    I really like my 2.6 Rekon that’s on the back. It measures 2.5-ish. I have a Forekaster on the front, and while I like if, I’d probably opt for a front Rekon up front.
    I also really like the 2.4 Bontrager XR2 and XR3.
    They’re usually bigger than 2.4
    Shiftin' jumps and huckin' gears

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    Bontrager XR4 2.6 f, Maxxis Rekon 2.6 r.

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    Sir,
    thank you for taking the time to answer my question.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Bontrager XR4 2.6 f, Maxxis Rekon 2.6 r.

    More edit;
    The 29 x 2.6 is available for in store pick up, just a 20 minute bicycle ride away.
    Out of stock for the Trek distributor, but the store has some left. Sorry for not clicking far enough the first time.

    Edit:
    Seems that the XR4 is not available in 29 x 2.6, only 27.5 x 2.6 or 2.8
    https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/e...-tire/p/13585/
    Perhaps they were discontinued or something? 2.4 is the only choice listed for 29.


    Is there a second choice for the front?
    I am going to want the widest tire I can squeeze in the fork, because of all the sand.

    Rekon 29 x 2.6 comes in a variety of flavors.
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    Not sure I can type well enough to describe Baja well enough. I do spend a lot of time in Baja California though. Unlike California Alta, all trails in Baja California are open to bicycles.
    Sometimes the road turns into a trail, then turns into a dry river bed, then a soft beach like dry sand creek bed. Another day, I ride up to Parque Ecologico Cañon de Doña Petra, in the hills above Ensenada, where the ruts in the road are knee deep. Does technical means you need a light on each fork blade to keep from falling in at 2 miles per hour? Always more sand, sometimes for 10 miles. Another time I went up to Observatorio Astronómico Nacional de la Sierra de San Pedro Mártir. North out of there, I learned the hard way, that you need tires with traction, as you descend thousands of feet on an old Indian trail that does not see a person every year. A gravel road could be made of potato sized rocks. In Parque 1857, in mid March, my thermometer read 15 degrees Fahrenheit 3 nights in a row. One night it was to cold to stick my hand out of the tent and look at the thermometer.
    Is that a desert?

    Day rides around the Ensenada area, Week long rides from Ensenada the long way around to Tecate, or a month long ride to La Paz.

    Do not be afraid to go off the line on the telephone map.
    Do get off your bicycle and have a look around.

    Una historia que contar

    Quote Originally Posted by Impetus View Post
    You say ‘down the Baja’. Like dirt road bikebacking or technical riding at various spots?

    I ride in southern AZ. Dry dusty rocky is very familiar to me.

    I really like my 2.6 Rekon that’s on the back. It measures 2.5-ish. I have a Forekaster on the front, and while I like if, I’d probably opt for a front Rekon up front.
    I also really like the 2.4 Bontrager XR2 and XR3.
    They’re usually bigger than 2.4

    nophotosbucket does not want me to post a photo of the road.

    Maybe someday I will find the old cards and up load some photos to flicker.
    or
    Maybe just take new photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisx View Post
    Sir,
    thank you for taking the time to answer my question.



    Edit:
    Seems that the XR4 is not available in 29 x 2.6, only 27.5 x 2.6 or 2.8
    https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/e...-tire/p/13585/
    Perhaps they were discontinued or something? 2.4 is the only choice listed for 29.

    Is there a second choice for the front?
    I am going to want the widest tire I can squeeze in the fork, because of all the sand.

    Rekon 29 x 2.6 comes in a variety of flavors.
    Select the grey color and the 29x2.6 shows up. Out of stock but it’s listed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro View Post
    Select the grey color and the 29x2.6 shows up. Out of stock but it’s listed.
    Thanks, I gave up to easily the first time. A few more clicks, and the Trek store closest to me has some ready for pick up

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ulqprYEmEY

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    The new 29x2.6 Vittoria Agarro is worth a look..

    https://www.vittoria.com/us/

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