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  1. #1
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    What tire for wet limestone

    I'm in the French Pyrénées fot a year.

    Riding on minion dhf dhr 2.8.

    It rains here a couple of times a week and the limestone rocks are pretty polished and get slick.

    Any tire that might work better?

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    Something with lots of siping.

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    For the conditions you describing i would go with MagicMary SG Soft front n' rear, or Hans Dampf SG Soft instead of the MM on the rear. If you need even more grip, go for MM SG UltraSoft on the front.

    If you prefer Maxxis, MaxxGrip DHF or Assegai (front) and DHR2 DD (back) should be good combo as well.

    I had DHF/DHR2 with EXO+/MaxxTerra before the MM's, nice combo (specially on dry conditions), but once it becomes wet rocks, roots and muddy, i didnt had much grip compared to the Soft MM's...
    As for the casing, EXO+ is okish on the front, but on the back i would go with DD.

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    Vittoria Gato (new version) but doesn't come any larger than a 2.35 I believe. Maybe couple with a Martello?

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