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    Specialized Mountain Bike Tires

    Which company makes them? They are pricey and I assume that the brand has much to do with the price. I'm looking quality for 26 inch tires for all mountain use without paying for the branding?
    Any suggestions on tires and manufacturers?
    Thanks in advance,
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    I have a compulsion for manual propulsion!

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    i like WTB
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProEdgeBiker View Post
    i like WTB
    Why?
    I have a compulsion for manual propulsion!

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    I really like Specialized tires.
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    WTB makes a GREAT UST tire that I run dry.. Specialized makes light weight tires but im not happy with the 2bliss system, i hate having goo in my wheels.
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    For the record, Cheng Shin Tire & Rubber makes Specialized's tire line (as well as Maxxis and quite a few others). Cheng Shin is marketing themselves now as CST; you'll see their ads in the latest issues of MBA (with a very Maxxis-esque orange and black logo ).

    Cheng Shin has been around quite a while. When I was in high school, I bought my first Cheng Shin motorcycle tire - - it was an economical copy of the then-very-prized and very expensive European Barum motocross tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    For the record, Cheng Shin Tire & Rubber makes Specialized's tire line (as well as Maxxis and quite a few others). Cheng Shin is marketing themselves now as CST; you'll see their ads in the latest issues of MBA (with a very Maxxis-esque orange and black logo ).

    Cheng Shin has been around quite a while. When I was in high school, I bought my first Cheng Shin motorcycle tire - - it was an economical copy of the then-very-prized and very expensive European Barum motocross tire.
    Thanks Dminor. Do you think the WTB Weir Wolf Race is a better all mountain, all condition tire? Why, or why not?
    I have a compulsion for manual propulsion!

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    psst ask him about kenda tires.

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    WTB? What's a WTB?

    Seriously, the only one I've had any experience with at all is the Moto Raptor; other than that, I'll take questions about Kendas .

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    I've tried several brands but since I tried Continentals Ive never looked back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    I've tried several brands but since I tried Continentals Ive never looked back.
    I've tried Continentals...and I'm constantly looking back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    I've tried Continentals...and I'm constantly looking back.
    I had some Conti tires on my road bikes...for like 400 miles and 8 flats. Never. Again.
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    I decided to purchase WTB Weirwolf Race 2.3 (front) & Weirwolf LT Team FR 2.55 (Rear) for my 2000 & 2002 Specialized Enduro.
    What do you think ambout this tire combination?
    Thanks again,
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    I'd swap them around and run the fat it front.

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    I am running Kenda's and Michelin's. I run pavement about 3.5 miles to get to some trails. The Kenda Kross is running up front. I just got a Nevegal in for the back. I had been running a commuter tire in the back (the kids\mechanics at my LBS told me too). It was actually working well. I am getting ready to try a little more speed and don't trust the slick.

    Kenda and WTB have been on my bikes for 20 years. But then again, I am just a weekend rider. Nothing technical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daspydyr View Post
    I am running Kenda's and Michelin's. I run pavement about 3.5 miles to get to some trails. The Kenda Kross is running up front. I just got a Nevegal in for the back. I had been running a commuter tire in the back (the kids\mechanics at my LBS told me too). It was actually working well. I am getting ready to try a little more speed and don't trust the slick.

    Kenda and WTB have been on my bikes for 20 years. But then again, I am just a weekend rider. Nothing technical.
    Nice signature.

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    I have a compulsion for manual propulsion!

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