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    I hate the Bontager Jones ACX tires on my new HKEK

    They came stock on my Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo. They slip out from underneath me very often on wet surfaces and I fell twice when they seemed to get stuck in small ruts that never seemed to bother the tires on my old comfort bike. I dont feel confident doing any quick turns with these tires. It wierd because with the offset knobs on them they look like they would be great for traction. I might buy less aggressive tires and get better speed out of the bike. Any suggestions?

    Steve

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    Since I'm the resident tire junkie on this forum. Before I make a reccomendation I need to know a few things.

    1)Do you intend to take the bike offroad?

    2)What psi were you running?

    3)Are you on a budget for the tires?

    It sounds like you are looking for more of an all around tire.

    The tires I would look at are either Panaracer Fire XC or Cinder XC's, or the 26x2.1 WTB weirwolf.
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    KonaRider,
    I mainly use the bike on hard packed nature trails and gravel roads. I also do some paved road riding to get to the trails. These tires call for a max of 60 lbs of air but I am running 40 lbs at this time. I am not a really agressive rider but on occasion I like to go off the beaten path and do some climbing. I believe you are correct that for most of the time, an all around tire would fit my needs more.

    I am not on a budget for tires.


    Thanks,
    Steve

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    I stand by my reccomendations then.
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