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Originally Posted by picasso
I live in Missouri and ride alot of XC singletrack. I just purchased a Bianchi Mutt 7700 and the tires have no control and corner terrible. I have already had the bike slide out from under me on high speed turns.
The tires that are currently on the bike are Contiental Speed King 2.3's.
Im leaning more towards Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1's. Anyone have a recommendation???????
The tires on my previous bike were Hutchinson Spider Air light and they were great tires. Im looking to try something different though. Anyone have a recommendation???????
I live in Kansas and ride alot of singletrack too...like oh ma'gosh!!!
I wanted to get this in before Born2bahick tells you to go out and get some Panaracers
I have used both Fire XC Pro 2.1's and Nevegal 2.35 Stick-E and DTC's. My favorite by far is the Nevegal. My favorite Nevegal for traction is the Stick-E compound, but they don't last long, so I use the DTC's. They still grip like a mutha, but last 4x longer. With the 2.35" casing, I can run around 37psi, get good traction, and still not pinch flat.
I climb some steep, loose, rocky, rooty hills and don't run tubeless. I still get hella traction! A couple of riding buddies use the Fire XC Pro 2.1's, but they run them with Stan's. They get hella traction too, but I'm too leary of tubeless.
Both are good tires and it really depends on who you talk to as to what kind of review you will get, but I've used Panaracer Fire's, WTB Velociraptors, Bontrager Jones, Kenda Smallblock 8, Kenda Knarly, Hutch Pythons, IRC Mythos XC, IRC Mythos XC slick, Tioga Factory Mud, Tioga Factory DH, Kenda Nevegal's...and some others that I can't remember anymore because of my age
The Kenda's have given me the most traction and DTC's have lasted longest.
Last edited by ed; 09-24-07 at 12:53 PM.