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Old 09-03-03, 11:02 AM   #1
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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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Old 09-03-03, 11:35 AM   #2
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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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Old 09-03-03, 12:42 PM   #4
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WTB makes IMHO the best gripping tires out there.
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Old 09-03-03, 01:21 PM   #5
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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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Old 09-04-03, 04:31 AM   #8
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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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Old 09-04-03, 06:38 AM   #9
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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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2.35 kinetics!
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