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    Shorty! Does a better front tire exist?

    I need new tires. Trying to decide if I should buy a shorty 2.5 for the front & move the 2.3 rear to the front. These things absolutely rock. I have not tried them in firm dusty conditions yet.

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    Thinking they wouldn't be great in the desert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leethal View Post
    Thinking they wouldn't be great in the desert.
    I am in the Med. No rain from May to Nov. I have found DHF/DHR perfect in the dry. Could a Shorty work in all but the driest of conditions?

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    If it is loose and dry then YES! I really enjoy the shorty on most everything. I really need two sets of wheels for each bike so I can swap the shorty on when I am not riding some really hardpack trails. I have settled on a Highroller 2 in the front and a mix between DHF and shorty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttchad View Post
    Shorty! Does a better front tire exist?
    Yes - it's the DHF. Shorty has a firm place, once conditions have changed from rainfall - the DHF starts to pack up.

    Personally I think it blows on hardpack.
    I like Sand - I don't like Witches


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    Quote Originally Posted by ttchad View Post
    I am in the Med. No rain from May to Nov. I have found DHF/DHR perfect in the dry. Could a Shorty work in all but the driest of conditions?
    Michelin Wild Rock'R2 Advanced Reinforced. For dry conditions, this is the best tire I've ever used. You will never use a DHF again after riding the Michelin.

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    I've never tried a shorty but I am pretty partial to a Magic Mary. They do seem like similar tread design concepts though. I'll take it over a DHF any day

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaXCarp View Post
    I've never tried a shorty but I am pretty partial to a Magic Mary. They do seem like similar tread design concepts though. I'll take it over a DHF any day
    I dig the MM over the DHF all day long.
    I like to fart when I'm in front of you on a climb:skep:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider76 View Post
    I dig the MM over the DHF all day long.
    Big difference in rolling resistance or off camber? Which casing is strong but still reasonably light. Not looking for tires over 1000g's.

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