Ok I am putting this into one post and am very interested in opinions. First off I am a large rider 6'5 260ish. I do a lot of technical uphills and downhills with some technicals man made courses. That said I need recommendations for these two parts
1 - Currently I have a Tioga DH 2.1. This tire worked ok (slips on steep climbs) but has worn out considerably. Any recommendations for a replacement. This is a rear tire. My front is holding up really well.
2 - Kona Jack****s were what I was riding and I did love them. However I blew the bearing out of both in the same ride. Are these considered some of the best so should I just replace them or should I give another brand a try.
BTW please no SPD. With the type of riding I do I would kill myself if I was 'strapped' in