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  1. #1
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    Aug 2010

    Which tires for my FS?

    I debated which forum to post this on and settled here.

    I've been riding plus and fat bikes, rigid and hardtail for the last few years.

    I just added a full suspension and need help choosing tires.

    A little background. My local trails are East cost with lots of ups and downs which means lots of pedaling. Trail surface varies quite a bit from hardpack, loose over hard, a little sand, pine needles.

    You don't NEED a full suspension bike here. I bought it just to have one and for some possible road trips where a full suspension would be the choice. I mostly ride a 3.0 29+ rigid and a B+ hardtail. I like the extra cush and grip the plus tires provide.

    I'm tempted to put some Maxxis on the FS. Say DHF 2.5 WT on the front and a 2.4 Aggressor on the rear. I've never tried the DHF so part of me just wants to see what all the hype is about, but I also feel like it fits the bike more than it fits my local terrain. Rolling resistance being my main concern. I'm also considering some Bontragers such as XR4 front/XR3 rear which seem similar to the Maxxis combo but might roll better?

    I'm also wondering about sidewall stiffness. I like the softer (120tpi) stuff for my 3.0 and 2.8 bikes but they are rigid and hardtails. For FS I'm thinking a stiffer/narrower tire is more desirable since the suspension is doing the work?

    I'm running 29" X 29mm internal rims.

  2. #2
    change is good
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    If you could be a little more detailed, it could help.
    But if you want a decent all around good price, decent wearing combo, 2.3DHF DC, 2.3 Aggressor.

    On my Switchblade- 2.4 DHR2 DC, 2:3 Aggressor in the dry, winter 2.4 DHR2 3C and DC.

    On my 429T, Hans, 2.4 Ardent

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