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    I couldn't car less. jeff williams's Avatar
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    I just purchased a new front tire and went oversize again (not huge) 2.10 against a 1.95 rear.
    Both are round profile IRC Mythos xc, It seems 2.10 is the biggest xc tread they have.

    I did it last winter, spring and really liked the feel. I lower the front air a fair bit and run a firm tire rear.
    Bikes more responsive rear, and the bigger front seems to help pull into corners.

    I was going to try a 2.25? But wasn't sure it would fit\ feel good. Anybody run major difference tire size?

    I used to see lots of bikes with larger rear tires, not so much anymore....

    I find the bigger front improves handling\ bigger rear doesn't, especially a flat profile rear to a round front.

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    The bigger front is true. I'm running a 26x2.5 michelin comp 24.1 on front and a 26x2.2 michelin hots on the back.
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    I run a Intense 909 FRO 2.7 front, 2.5 back...switch between a few tires, also run my Nokians for FR/dj/street.

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    Dh 2.7 front 2.5 back (sometimes 2.35
    XC 2.35 to 2.5 front and 2.1 back

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    i run a 2.5 michelin comp on the front and a 2.1 on the back
    like the way it feels
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    It's extremely common to run a bigger front that rear. I used to run 2.7 front and 2.5 rear, now on mt new bike it's 2.5 front and rear.
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    I was wondering, would a 2.7 front and a 2.35 rear be too much of a difference?

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    on my bmx i ride a 2.25 in the front and a 1.85 in the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcodirtjumper
    I was wondering, would a 2.7 front and a 2.35 rear be too much of a difference?
    I've seen more drastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcodirtjumper
    I was wondering, would a 2.7 front and a 2.35 rear be too much of a difference?
    i think it would be fine, youd have to ride it to see how it feels for you though.
    and by the way, i like the sig, hardtails all the way!
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    I always run a larger front/smaller rear... the front is more stable into the corners this way, absorbs hits better, and then the rear carves and accelerates nicely.

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    I think i'm going to try 2.1 to 2.5? in the spring. Hope it fits--.
    The IRC is a front designated tire--but the xc treads on the rounder under 2.25 tires run o.k front or rear I find.

    Thats how I started running oversize -tire sale found a bigger IRC that I wanted rear and I was matching treads.
    Got home and it was designated R, but the tread was more angled across the tire and had one less knob to the edge\ higher profile -fine for front.

    I was trying to work out 'squirm' on pavement and hardpack. I found I don't mind a rounder rear -tho it can pop off small rocks. The ratio difference SEEMS to help force the rear tire down for gravel climbs.

    I also did it as a kid on jump bikes + motocross uses the same idea.

    Well, maybe some other riders will hook up a new combo they like.

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