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    Maxxis Forekaster 29x2.6

    Its not what you know, its who you know. 3c exo tr . 29x 2.6 maxxis forekaster. Ill give a ride report next week. These bad boys are HUGE though. Obviously heavy also, but they are definitely 2.6 on i26. They will be available in the next few months. Stay tuned.
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    Oooh, ok. This one's been hyped a bunch....

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    So you've been given clearance to report and show on these despite the signed NDA? If so cool, throw up some pics and let us know if they proportionately scaled the knobs up and gave them a bit more support.

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    Its not what you know, its who you know. 3c exo tr . 29x 2.6 maxxis forekaster. Ill give a ride report next week. These bad boys are HUGE though. Obviously heavy also, but they are definitely 2.6 on i26. They will be available in the next few months. Stay tuned.
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    A big Maxxis that's actually big? Cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideknob View Post
    A big Maxxis that's actually big? Cool!
    I dunno, my 27.5 x 2.5 measures 2.5 even on 23mm rims. The only one I had a problem with (so far) was the older 26 x 2.7, measured 2.5.

    I talked with a dude today out on the trail, he has a Maxxis 2.3 in front on a 35mm rim (kinda wide for that tire if you ask me), and he says it's great because it grew to 2.5 and he likes the tire being squared off. But his side knobs were pointing up, not out. How in God's name can this help performance? Don't you need the side knobs on the side for cornering and traction? Maybe he just likes it for straight line rolling speed? I'm obviously missing something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richj8990 View Post
    I dunno, my 27.5 x 2.5 measures 2.5 even on 23mm rims. The only one I had a problem with (so far) was the older 26 x 2.7, measured 2.5.

    I talked with a dude today out on the trail, he has a Maxxis 2.3 in front on a 35mm rim (kinda wide for that tire if you ask me), and he says it's great because it grew to 2.5 and he likes the tire being squared off. But his side knobs were pointing up, not out. How in God's name can this help performance? Don't you need the side knobs on the side for cornering and traction? Maybe he just likes it for straight line rolling speed? I'm obviously missing something.
    With the side knobs pointing up instead of out like you describe the knobs will always be in contact with the ground and rolling resistance and wear will skyrocket. Straight line traction will likely improve but cornering traction at anything beyond very slight lean angles will be poor and cause abrupt traction loss. Maybe the guy doesn't care about rolling resistance and never leans the bike in turns.

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    They arent top secret! Like a new tire they have coming They wont have any in distributors hands for a few weeks/month. They are on the slow boat. Oem will get the first batch, then distributors.

    Thats a picture next to a 2.25 aspen and a 2.4wt rekon. All 29er, on i26 wheels. I have a pair i will test ride, give some feedback, then pass them on to a friend to have. I have no long term use for a 2.6 forekaster but definitely want to ride them in Arizona and Colorado over next few weeks just to get super aggresive. I will post a picture next to a 2.35 forekaster tmrw. I have been busy. Stay tuned for weights and ride report.
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    Looks good but I'm waiting for the 29x2.6 Ardent Race. Sent an email but as usual no response. But it's only been a couple of weeks or so...

    Also, those 2.6's on a 26mm rim is probably not gonna be the best combo for doing a review but still might be informative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BmanInTheD View Post
    Looks good but I'm waiting for the 29x2.6 Ardent Race. Sent an email but as usual no response. But it's only been a couple of weeks or so...

    Also, those 2.6's on a 26mm rim is probably not gonna be the best combo for doing a review but still might be informative.
    I'm curious how the rolling resistance will pan out for those. I find it pretty incredible that the Arden and Ardent Race have fairly high rolling resistance numbers compared to the WTB Trail Boss, DHRII and especially the Nobby Nic which beats them all. It just goes to show that knobs play a big part in rolling resistance BUT there are other factors that can make or break a tire's efficiency characteristics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCWages View Post
    ........ It just goes to show that knobs play a big part in rolling resistance BUT there are other factors that can make or break a tire's efficiency characteristics.
    Yes, like riding them on dirt as opposed to a steel drum. I've found some of the differences borne by those tests are much smaller or even nil when actually riding them. I replaced some 29x2.6 nobby nics with some 29x 2.6 Rekons and notice little to no difference in rolling, but much better traction. The Ardent Race will hopefully be even faster than the Rekon, albeit with maybe a bit less grip. But I'd bet still better than the NN's I couldn't wait to get off my Ripley LS.
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    Very nice.

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    Agree, and mine was 2.8" NN Pacestar to 2.8" Rekon 3C Maxx Terra and noticed hardly any increase in rolling resistance, but a boat load better traction,, especially in the wet.

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    Yes, like riding them on dirt as opposed to a steel drum. I've found some of the differences borne by those tests are much smaller or even nil when actually riding them. I replaced some 29x2.6 nobby nics with some 29x 2.6 Rekons and notice little to no difference in rolling, but much better traction. The Ardent Race will hopefully be even faster than the Rekon, albeit with maybe a bit less grip. But I'd bet still better than the NN's I couldn't wait to get off my Ripley LS.
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    Is there an issue with production on the 29x2.6 Forekaster? It has been a few months since the original post.

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    LDC's obviously been busy...
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    Kind of a bummer about the delay in the 2.6 tires. Iíve been using a Forekaster/Rekon combo in 2.6 on my 27.5 hardtail, and love the combo - but was hoping to run the same combo on a 29er HT I just built up. I do a 2.6 DHF/Rekon combo on my FS, the 2.6 DHF is lighter than other widths - the option to run the same combo on a 29er would be nice.

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    I noticed that the new Norco Fluid FS is spec'd with Forekaster 2.6Ē 3C/EXO/TR tires which might be an indication that we could see this tire on shelves sometime in the near future. Any other new sightings?

    I am hoping to see FK 29x2.6 in Maxx Terra with weight similar to the Rekon as a lighter and possibly grippier alternative to the Nobby Nic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaBrowntown View Post
    Kind of a bummer about the delay in the 2.6 tires. Iíve been using a Forekaster/Rekon combo in 2.6 on my 27.5 hardtail, and love the combo - but was hoping to run the same combo on a 29er HT I just built up. I do a 2.6 DHF/Rekon combo on my FS, the 2.6 DHF is lighter than other widths - the option to run the same combo on a 29er would be nice.
    Just confirming you are running FK up front on your 27.5?

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    Now available at Maxxis Webstore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSAmerica View Post


    Now available at Maxxis Webstore.
    I'd love to see a picture of the tread when you get that mounted!

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    Don't happen to have a 2.35" you could grab a pick of next to the 2.6" to show tread block size?
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    Now available at Maxxis Webstore.
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    Maxxis Forekaster 29x2.6

    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Don't happen to have a 2.35" you could grab a pick of next to the 2.6" to show tread block size?
    No sorry.

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    re: Don't happen to have a 2.35" you could grab a pick of next to the 2.6" to show tread block size?


    https://forums.mtbr.com/wheels-tires...a-1092361.html

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    I have a 2.6 on a 29mm rim. It measures 2.4 at the casing and knobs at 20psi. It might make it to 2.5, but I doubt it. This is good enough for me, I wanted bigger than the 2.3(which never made it to 2.3 on my rims) and it is. It works well on hardpack and kitty litter, which is what I got it for.

    The knobs are a little bigger and taller than the 2.3. I have no pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Don't happen to have a 2.35" you could grab a pick of next to the 2.6" to show tread block size?
    #sorrynotsorry 😜

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    2.35 on left and 2.6 on right Maxxis Forekaster 29x2.6-fk-side-side.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by newking View Post
    2.35 on left and 2.6 on right Click image for larger version. 

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    Itís early. I need coffee. Bad. But to my eyes, the difference is not significant. At all. Maybe I am mistaken.

    NVM. I was on my phone the first time. It looks a little better on my desktop.

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    Forekaster 2.35 on left (27 ID rims)
    Forekaster 2.6 middle (30 ID rims)
    Bontrager XR3 2.4 on right (27 ID rims)
    Don't have calipers...this tire runs small in general. Definitely bigger than the 2.35. Slightly bigger than the Bontrager, the XR3 is a pretty round tire after looking at the knobs a bit more they are pretty tall compared to the other two tires.
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    Are most people running this tire on the front or the rear?
    I live in AK and have wet hard packed trails often
    Looking to replace a 29x2.6 Schwalbe NN pair and have a 29x2.6 rekon to go on the front or rear in combo with the Forekaster
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    With the 2.6 size I have only run it on the front as a 2.6 would be tight for the rear tire on my bike. I have a 2.35 on the rear. On my XC bike I run Forkaster 2.35 on both Front and Rear.

    For me I really like the tire as a rear tire as it seems to offer a good blend of cornering grip, little rolling resistance and does not tuck under when out of saddle.

    I would probably try it Rekon Front and Forkaster Rear

    Quote Originally Posted by Stopbreakindown View Post
    Are most people running this tire on the front or the rear?


    I live in AK and have wet hard packed trails often
    Looking to replace a 29x2.6 Schwalbe NN pair and have a 29x2.6 rekon to go on the front or rear in combo with the Forekaster
    Thanks

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    Forkaster has better overall traction and rolls slower than the Rekon. Id suggest Forekaster front and Rekon rear. I have run this combo in 27.5 for over a year and it is a well balanced trail set up.
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    Ardent as rear

    Quote Originally Posted by bubba13 View Post
    Forkaster has better overall traction and rolls slower than the Rekon. Id suggest Forekaster front and Rekon rear. I have run this combo in 27.5 for over a year and it is a well balanced trail set up.
    Could maybe use an Ardent 2.4 as rear to a 2.6 Forekaster?

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