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    whats your pick for the best 2.3 tire that bites

    What would you pick? Ill be doing mostly xc some jumping alot of mud.
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    Can u get the tioga XC or DH tyre in 2.3? if u can i would probably say thats one of the best for the dosh
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    I like my Continental Vertical Protections. They have prevented Flats for the 200 miles I have on them so far. Have good grip in all conditions. I might look for a 2.1 Explorer instead.

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    WTB makes IMHO the best gripping tires out there.

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    I agree with Hunter with all the different tires I've tried, and I've tried a lot, I keep going back to my cheap WTB Velociraptors in 2.1, for a good all around tire. I've have the Mutano raptors on my single speed and will probably get a set of Moto Raptors for muddy conditions.

    I also like Maxxis Tires.

    I've heard and read very good things about Intense Tires, but haven't ever ridden a bike with them on, and I'm hesitant to buy a set without touching, feeling, testing em out first.

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    Another nod for the vertical protections.

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    I like the Maxxis Mofo's. I rode them for a few months and I found them to be a very good all round tire with plenty of bite for cornering and minimal rolling resistance.

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    I have a set of Specialized Team control in a 2.2 that seem to be better than what I give them credit for. No slippage, even on wet pavement. and grip like mad in off road conditions. not great for street, but better than most.
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    another vote for Conti verticals, but only as a rear. I use a WTB weirwolf (2.5) on the front.
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    My personal chioce would be the Nokian NBX 2.3's. They are, IMO, the best all around tire and they do a fair job in mud. If you want to check them out go here ;

    NBX 2.3

    The 2.3 are listed under FR tires, 2.1 & 2.0 are the xc version and the 2.5 is the DH version.


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    I use the WTB 2.5 Wierwolf, front and back. This is so far one of the best tires I have used for the terrain here in AZ. Also, I'm not quite sure that they are true 2.5's as the Panaracer 2.5 FR's I have are noticably wider.

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    I like the nbx and 2.5 weirwolf.
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