Tire Recommendations?

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4 years 3 months ago #44380 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Tire Recommendations?
Yeah, they were quite nice tonight. I felt like I was going a little slower, but that most likely was due to the high heat and humidity. I was more soaked tonight than any time this summer. I thought we were through with that shit!

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4 years 3 months ago #44379 by KeithB
KeithB replied the topic: Re: Tire Recommendations?
I second the 29-3 / XR3 tires. They are big, fairly light, grip well, and roll fairly fast for what they are. The 29-2 / XR2 is even bigger and faster if you don't need quite as much grip.

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4 years 3 months ago #44378 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Tire Recommendations?
I road a new bike a Trek demo at Shindagin a few weeks ago. Not in the market for a new bike, but I loved the tires. They were marked Bontrager 29-3 team issue. If you go to the Bontrager site you can't find them. But there are XR3 ones there. I asked Pete at JRA if he had these in stock because he is a Trek dealer. He said he did and I got the XR3 expert (not team issue) ones. I thought that was a mistake, but actually, these weren't on thier web site, but are actually lighter (675 g) than the team issue ones (705 g according to the website).

OK I digress, the Bontrager website and model numbers seemed to be f'd up, but I loved the tires on the demo bike, and the ones I got from Pete look the same. Am going to try them for the first time tonight. I really liked them on the demo bike. Light (675 gm for a 29 x 2.3) and really hooked up on the turns, way better then the ignitors.

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4 years 3 months ago - 4 years 3 months ago #44377 by fat guy
fat guy replied the topic: Re: Tire Recommendations?
I am giving Ardents a whirl for fall/winter night, leaves and mud and 'who cares how slow I am' season.

www.bikemag.com/gear/tested-maxxis-ardent-2-4-x-29/

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4 years 3 months ago #44370 by bluemirage188
bluemirage188 replied the topic: Re: Tire Recommendations?
wtb bronsons, best all rounder IMO. ive tried schwable hans dampf, but at half the price id still go with the WTBs

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4 years 7 months ago #43957 by penguin
penguin replied the topic: Re: Tire Recommendations?
That is what I have 2.1's

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