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Originally Posted by evanatorx
just roll your ride into your lbs, they will show you what tires you need. And remeber...wider tires= slow tires
Uh, how much are you willing to bet on that statement?
I wouldn't want to do DH or FR on a set of 26"x2.0" tires.
Probably just like I wouldn't want to do a xc race on a set of 26x2.7 dh tires.
Dpending on what the trails are like in your area, should decide on what type of tire one runs. I know for where I live, I wouldn't want to ride a set of tires narrower than 26"x2.3" and nothing over 26"x2.5." Sometimes with the terrain should go before rolling on pavement performance. For me, it is a 26x2.5 Maxxis High Roller on the front and a 26x2.35 Maxxis Minion DHR on the back.
I would avoid anything to do with WTB tires. Even for a narrow tire, they feel slow, as you have found they wear out quickly, and the sidewall strength is a bit suspect.
Based on not knowing what terrain you are riding and what type of riding you do, I'm assuming cross country. You would probably do well with a tire from anywhere from a 26"x2.0 to a tire that is 26"x2.2"