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Old 06-14-06, 09:00 PM   #1
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what tires should i get?

i dont like the Specialzed Resolution Sport tires that came with my Rockhopper so i want to get some new ones and i need some suggestions.

something with good traction for steep climbs and sharp turns.

they dont need to be particularly fast rolling, as long as theres no more resistance than on the Resolution Sports i have now.

ill be using them to ride moderately difficult XC trails, nothing particularly aggressive as im still learning how to ride.

im new to all this and not sure what sort of compound to go with or what size(s) to use etc. the tires i have now are 2 inches wide. should i get the same size tires front and rear? should i get the same type of tire front and rear?

im thinking of spending about $30 per tire.

thanks in advance for your help
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Old 06-14-06, 09:05 PM   #2
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they all roll pretty good
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Old 06-15-06, 08:29 AM   #3
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Jeez.. you usually have quite a bit to say mx!

For $30 each you should be able to get a decent, lightweight cross country tire from just about any of the major brands.
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Go to the bottom of this thread and take a gander at my Nevegal's. They were $33.

LX Rear derailleur question...
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Panaracer Cinder 2.25 . $25 at Performance. great all around tire and the traction will inspire confidence to try more since you are in learning mode. fast rollers too
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I told my lbs guy about my Nevegals and he gave me a set of Schwable Alberts to demo today (26x2.25). They are nice. Low rolling resistance, sticky compound and sidewalls that 2 dozen rock gardens couldn't phase on todays ride. I'm torn. I will give the Nevegals a shot for now, but if they don't pan out Schwable here I come.
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