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Join Date: Jan 2005
Bikes: Gunnar Sport, Marin Pine Mountain, Gunnar Ruffian, Gunnar Roadie, BMC Fourstroke, Salsa Vaya
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Big-small Tire combos on your Rigid XC bikes
For those of you who run a larger tire on the front of your rigid XC bikes for a little extra cush, I'm just wondering what you're using and what you're pairing it up with in the rear.
I'm trying to decide what tires to put on my rigid single speed build. I'm really looking for a tire combo to fit the following criteria:
-Not too heavy, but with a large enough casing to allow me to run at lower PSIs.
-Good on mostly hardpack dirt, with enough traction to stay dug in when cranking the pedals (since I can't switch to a lower gear)
-Softer compound and/or knobs to help grab roots running diagonal to the trail.
Mud is not a major issue for most of my rides.
Oh, and how big of a tire do you typically choose for the front? (XC purposes only.)