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Old 03-22-09, 03:13 PM   #1
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New tires

I have an 07 Giant Trance 3. I need new tires for it and need advice on good ones. I also need them pretty cheap as I am on a tight budget. I ride usually in the deserts of Colorado, with some slickrock, in the mountains, and occasionally downhill. To sum it up, I need a cheap, versatile tire.
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Kenda Nevegal. You'd probably want the 2.3s.
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+1 for the nevegals, the havnt done me wrong yet
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I'm really liking my WTB EXIwolf in a 2.3,They roll great and have good grip. I picked the up on Ebay for 28 bucks a set.
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The Nevegal's are nice...but the Excavators have mo grip IMO.
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So what about these tires. I found another site that has them for $40. Here is the link

http://www.backcountry.com/store/CON...Bike-Tire.html
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Neutered knobs.
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Here:

http://jensonusa.com/store/product/T...egal+Tire.aspx
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Nevegal should be a good all-rounder for the conditions you describe.
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If I were you, I'd buy a really cheap extra set of tires (or grab a set out of a dumpster) just for riding slickrock. That stuff eats up rubber like crazy and will wear out your good tires in no time. A worn out tire might even be a plus, since its knobbies will be worn down and you'll just have more surface area to stick to the ground.
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As for the above mentioned tires:
Nevegal- 2.2 - 827g. All mountain tire.
Continental Twister SuperSonic 370g. Pretty much full xc race.

Totally different tires.
A difference of two pounds rotating weight.(X2)
Do you go big, or climb hills?
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As for the above mentioned tires:
Nevegal- 2.2 - 827g. All mountain tire.
Continental Twister SuperSonic 370g. Pretty much full xc race.

Totally different tires.
A difference of two pounds rotating weight.(X2)
Do you go big, or climb hills?
+1 for the Continental twister supersonics i got them and i love them, they shed a crap ton of weight and they are super grippy...... then again though i got them at cost so if price is an issue you might be SOL

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As for the above mentioned tires:
Nevegal- 2.2 - 827g. All mountain tire.
Continental Twister SuperSonic 370g. Pretty much full xc race.

Totally different tires.
A difference of two pounds rotating weight.(X2)
Do you go big, or climb hills?
I get what you're aiming at, but the only 2.2 Nevegal they make is a 29'er.

Nev 2.1 DTC - 609g
Nev 2.1 StickE - 622g
Nev 2.35 DTC - 698g
Nev 2.35 StickE - 763g
Nev 2.35 DTC/UST - 993g

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I get what you're aiming at, but the only 2.2 Nevegal they make is a 29'er.

Nev 2.1 DTC - 609g
Nev 2.1 StickE - 622g
Nev 2.35 DTC - 698g
Nev 2.35 StickE - 763g
Nev 2.35 DTC/UST - 993g

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26x2.2 Continental Mountain King Supersonics: 460.75 g

So neener neener neener.
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A really cheap good tire that gives very good performance and can be had for around $40.00 for a pair is the IRC Mibro. Be sure and get it in the 2.25 size. It is really similar to the Nevegal in design and IMHO will last longer, cost less, and give just as much grip in those conditions
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See this is why I triple check all my advice before i post anything. Some people think that blue star stands for moderator but I know its just his fact-checking police badge!
Nahh...just givin' Daddy the recognition he deserves.
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A Noob giving a noob advice...what a country.
First thing tskoe don't listen to a pavement rider when discussing mountain bikes.
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the only problem with nevs is that they're slow....
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First thing tskoe don't listen to a pavement rider when discussing mountain bikes.
Excuse me?

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^I've lost the train of this thread. Was GM referring to me as the pavement rider? I was the one who misread the Kenda chart.
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i've had great luck with maxxis ignitors here in colorado. i've ridden them mostly in the front range, but also loved their performance in desert terrain like fruita and the peublo reservoir. they're pretty light, super grippy, and very supple. i run mine at about 30 to 35 psi in the 29 x 2.1 size.

my only complaint is that the wonderfully supple sidewalls are perhaps too supple. twice at the pueblo res. a sharp peice of shale has flipped up and gashed the sidewall! not fun. could also be my love of super low pressure! i've just sewn them up and they're fine.

if i don't go with ignitors again, the next tire i'm going to try is the panaracer rampage. it's a little bigger and heavier than the ignitor, but the tread looks very colorado friendly! they're also a little less expensive.

the tread of the nevegal looks well suited for here, but they're too heavy!
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i like the panarace fire XC. its my favorite all around tire. it performs well in snow, and mud, also they rolling resistance isnt too harsh.

if you want more meat, try the rampage its a gnarlier version of the fire

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^I've lost the train of this thread. Was GM referring to me as the pavement rider? I was the one who misread the Kenda chart.
I sure hope so...otherwise someone's been misguided. I guess compared to CK or someone I'm a noob. I def. don't hit the pavement unless it leads to a set of stairs.
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