Looking for new tire recommendations, 26" hardtail, dry conditions. I had different Maxxis and Panaracers combinations, just so/so. I've found the old classic Smoke on the rear to be OK. With tubes, I run about 20psi off the max. - and I dont want go the Stans route.
I'm on very steep fire roads, transitioning to single track. It's not loose dirt, but that fine layer of hardpack dust and stone wash on top. Damn, I feel like I'm on ice coming down those hills, then hitting a turn I expect a wash out and manage stay upright by scrubbing off speed - which sucks momentum-wise. Transitioning to single track I want a tire that helps in holding a tight line ... my lame skills have me fighting the tire's track if it's a fatty.
Suggestions for super tacky tire combo that handles well for single track? I am NOT racing.
Mr. Afraid Tocrash