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TOPIC: Tire Recommendations?

Tire Recommendations? 1 year 10 months ago #43935

Hello. I am looking to upgrade the tires on my Trek Mamba which are the stock tires that came on the bike. Doing some research on the internet, a lot of people are saying it all depends on where you ride and how you ride. So I thought it might be a good question to pose to you guys. What tires do you recommend for xcountry mtbing around here? This is for a 29er tube setup. Don't really want to spend more than $50 a tire unless you can convince me otherwise, thanks!
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Re: Tire Recommendations? 1 year 10 months ago #43937

Long Live the Fest!!
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Re: Tire Recommendations? 1 year 10 months ago #43938

I haven't had the opportunity to try a wide variety, but tried and true have been WTB velociraptors especially in wet conditions. They do have a higher rolling resistance than some but yu can get them for $20-25 each. In dry conditions, I have found the continental verticles to be quite effective. They are light and roll easy, but have a good grip, however, they suck on wet roots.
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Re: Tire Recommendations? 1 year 10 months ago #43940

Hey great, thanks guys!
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Re: Tire Recommendations? 1 year 10 months ago #43946

I have Maxxis Ignitors on my Kona Hei-hei 2-9er. Been thinking about the kenda Slant Sixes

Penguin
Mommy- theres a root on the trail! Make it go away! I want my Binkie
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Re: Tire Recommendations? 1 year 10 months ago #43952

penguin wrote:
I have Maxxis Ignitors on my Kona Hei-hei 2-9er. Been thinking about the kenda Slant Sixes

Penguin

Thanks Paul. I have been looking into the ignitors after reading the other thread. Can you recommend a size? No luck at local bike shops so far stocking any, and online it seems the most abundant size for 29ers is 2.1
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