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Old 03-16-11, 06:15 PM   #1
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Panaracer fire fr 2.4 tires.

So im on a cross country tour and i'm taking alot of rail roads, and if anyone here as ridden on the side of the rail road, You know the pebels are killer...

So i was wondering, What Are panaracer fire fr tires designed for, I have a Panaracer fire in front and a WTB velicaraptor 2.0 in the back.
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these?

I had these on my bike for a while and they are very grippy at the expense of being slow. If all you are riding are those rocks a 2.4 meaty tire like that isn't necessary. That being said they were great for sloppy conditions but I wouldn't want to ride them cross country by any means.
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Old 03-16-11, 06:31 PM   #3
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Funny, Cause in the picture above thats alot smaller then my tire. Mine is 2.4.... And running such a low psi its even wider. But it is a pretty sloppy condition so far. its been pretty good.
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http://www.mtbr.com/cat/tires-and-wh...58_151crx.aspx
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Yep. Huge tire, large air volume, slow rolling, fairly light. Makes for a nice front tire, but is sloooooooow in back, and even with the large volume and beefy knobs is prone to pinch flats. It's got a fairly light/thin sidewall for how big a tire it is.

I used and liked it a lot when living in Colorado, not so much out in the east coast. It's a very good tire in the right conditions, but not at all the tire I'd want to be schlepping around on a tour like that.

What are you after with a tire? You want better traction, faster rolling, what?
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Slighty thin?

Are you kidding me? When i come to a quick brake, My sidewalls roll up like ham in a sandwhich..

i'm thinking of switching tires when i hit light trials.
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I don't understand this. Are you wanting something different or do you want us to tell you it's good or what?
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I don't understand this. Are you wanting something different or do you want us to tell you it's good or what?
What he said. I mean, what are you after? Different tire suggestions? It would help to know a bit more about just what exactly you are riding, and what you want your tires to do. Do you care about weight? Price? Better traction on the gravel stuff, or trails, pavement, what?

If you want some help, you gotta' give us some basic data, man.
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Honestly I think a Kenda nevel fits most peoples Needs. or the Maxxis Larson TT, or even the Maxxis Aspen.

but like posted we need more information.
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OK, so you're riding a lot of railbed ballast - - chunky stuff - - but long distances. I think xj is close with his Larsen TT recommend. I'd go for large volume for the cushion but not meaty knobs for the lower rolling resistance. Like maybe a 2.35 or even a 2.5 Kenda Slant Six. It's sort of a cross between the Small Block Eight and the Nevagal.
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