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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 02-20-07, 05:50 PM   #1
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wider or narrower tires?

6.2 ft 274 lbs as a reference....
What tires do you recommend for a person like my complexity for a mountain bike? I ride a yeti full suspension running a 2.2 front tire and 1.95 on the back... I recently changed to 2.3 front and rear (actually I was looking for 2.5 or 2.4 but they were out of stock) I like more the look of a wider tire in my mountain bike, I do some light off road riding before hitting the trails a little harder this spring, as I mentioned I like the look of wider tires but what about performance?

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Old 02-20-07, 06:23 PM   #2
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I like the wider tires on my MTB also. 2.4" came stock on my bike & I love them. My riding is more "urban obstacle" than trail, but I like the freedom of just running over obstacles instead of dodging them.
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I think the same
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Wider makes life easier but it slows you down some. Everything is a compromise.
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