OK I'm out of my element here. XC tires for me have pretty much been whatever has been hanging up in the garage, acquired as schwag, team discards at Nationals and such. The one exception was a pair of IRC Mythos XCs that I bought new one season for racing and liked - - when I borrowed my son's hardtail (so they're gone with him ).
I'm about to treat my own XC hardtail to its very own set of 'boughten' tires and I cannot decide. They, of course, will be Maxxis but the choices are dizzying. Here's what I'm looking at:
High Roller 2.1
I lean toward the High Rollers as I they're a known quantity to me; but I don't want to pass up possibly a better choice. I want them to last all season - - I'll be using them for both racing and trail riding, mostly packed singletrack with rocks and some loose but not much wet/muddy/roots. Will the eXception versions of each wear too quickly? Thanks.