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    Anyone have Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1" tires?

    Could you do me a favor and measure the actual width of your tires? At the widest point, does it actually seem ot be 2.1", or is it narrower (or wider) than that? Thanks.

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    mine are so close it is hard to tell...in other words it does not matter because the difference is so small. Mabey yours are different
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    Quote Originally Posted by notfred
    Could you do me a favor and measure the actual width of your tires? At the widest point, does it actually seem ot be 2.1", or is it narrower (or wider) than that? Thanks.
    2.10 is measured tire hight. Not width, that depends on the design.
    Don't have that tire....or calipers.
    2.10>on 26 rims fit most any mtb.

    Why?
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    A 2.25 might have to be inflated on the bike, past the brakes before inflating?

    Not a problem with 2.10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff williams
    2.10 is measured tire hight. Not width, that depends on the design.
    Don't have that tire....or calipers.
    2.10>on 26 rims fit most any mtb.

    Why?
    huh? what are you talking about with 2.10 being the height?

    that is the width.

    they sit about 45mm tall, and measure right about 2" at the widest part of the tread.
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    could u fit 2.5" tires on 26" rims?

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    Quote Originally Posted by x_v1p3r_x
    could you fit 2.5" tires on 26" rims?
    On the rims? Yes. In the frame? Depends





    Let's not get lazy now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    they sit about 45mm tall, and measure right about 2" at the widest part of the tread.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    On the rims? Yes. In the frame? Depends





    Let's not get lazy now.
    yeah the frame is 19".

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    Quote Originally Posted by x_v1p3r_x
    yeah the frame is 19".
    Frame size has nothing to do with it. You need to know if it will clear the seat and chain stays.

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    ok, cheers.

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    I have panaracers, they're ok, nothing special though imo, pretty light, thats all they've got going for the them i reckon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornish_Rdr_UK
    I have panaracers, they're ok, nothing special though imo, pretty light, thats all they've got going for the them i reckon
    Lightweight tyre that grips on soft to firm soil, works in mud, but not as good as a mud specific tyre, does not get "Gripped" by the short sheep grass that we have, hangs on in corners. I don't need anything else, Although I have found that I prefer the 1.8 to the 2.1.

    On the tyre width, 2 sets on two different widths of rims. Funnily enough the two different widths of rim give two different widths of tyre. Differing by 3/16".

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    huh? what are you talking about with 2.10 being the height?

    that is the width.

    they sit about 45mm tall, and measure right about 2" at the widest part of the tread.
    Hot damn..you're right.
    "Bicycle tire size is expressed as the wheel diameter by the tires widest width. Therefore 26x2.0 means that the tire is 26" in diameter and 2.0" wide. Maxxis also offers 16, 20, 24, and 700c size tires in various disciplines."

    http://www.maxxis.com/products/bicycle/faq.asp

    How did I get mixed up? But the 2.25, 2.3, 2.5 nominal width are taller than 26 inches?
    They sure lOOk taller. Maybe I can fit a 2.3 front.

    The XC tires I like stop @ 2.1, currently my front (1.95 rear) I want to put 2.1 rear and 2.25-2.3 front but i've not bought the tire 'cause I thought it would be too tall, not wide. I have more width clearnce than hight.

    Would a bike store return a tire that had been mounted and inflated,(not run) but didn't fit?
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    The fire xc's are sposed to be 2.1" but they look alot narrower in my eyes, more like a 1.95 maybe. They give ok traction but the width is really not what i was expecting im afraid.

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    I've only come across the Panaracer Fire XC's in a 2.4 or am I thinking of the Freerides I dunno, they look like they've super tread on them though

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    1.8, 2.1 for Panaracer Fire XC's.

    2.1 seems to be a cut off for a few companies xc tires. IRC also stops @ 2.1 for xc tread.

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    At the end of the day, if you have a bike to which you're only go and XC ride, then any Tyre over 2.1 is an overkill. It'll slow you down and drag. Most of the top XC Pro's run 1.8 & 1.95

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTuNa
    At the end of the day, if you have a bike to which you're only go and XC ride, then any Tyre over 2.1 is an overkill. It'll slow you down and drag. Most of the top XC Pro's run 1.8 & 1.95
    Well I want xc tread on 2.25's. Period.

    It's just MY problem as I want a 2.25 dry dirt tire tread for my solid fork.
    I have 1.95 rear, 2.1 front. Need to run 2.10 rear 2.25 front but IRC goes thick mud monster knob @ 2.25.

    Any body seen xc (type\close) tread 2.25's ?
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    the 2.1 Fire Xc's seem to be as rare as rocking horse crap here in aus. I have run the 1.8's and was pretty happy with them. They are quite pressure sensitive and the soft compound makes them ware a lil fast, but over all they suited me fine.

    At the moment im about to try GEAX , will see how they go. if they dont work out then ill be heading back down the Panaracer path i think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff williams
    Well I want xc tread on 2.25's. Period.

    It's just MY problem as I want a 2.25 dry dirt tire tread for my solid fork.
    I have 1.95 rear, 2.1 front. Need to run 2.10 rear 2.25 front but IRC goes thick mud monster knob @ 2.25.

    Any body seen xc (type\close) tread 2.25's ?

    I'm currently running a Kenda Blue Groove 2.35 in front and a 2.1 Fire XC Pro in back. The Kenda is made out of a sticky rubber and is kind of a slow roller, but it grips roots and rocks like crazy. I like the Fire in back, but have never been too impressed with it in front. I've also run a WTB Weirwolf 2.5 on front before, it's kind of skinny for a 2.5 tire, but it rolls better than the Kenda.

    Take a look at the specs page on this site: http://mtbtires.com
    He has a ton of good info in there.

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    IRC Trailbear comes in a 2.25" size. using one on the rear of my singlespeed; very good tire in that size.

    IRC also has a tire called the Backcountry in a 2.25" size, though i've not used it.
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    Mine is 26" XC Pro 2.1 folding tire and the actual diameter is a bit less than 1.9" both ways, width and heigth (height including thread), when brand new and inflated to 50 psi.
    By the way, I checked many tires of different kinds from road to mountain and in all cases width was the same as height.

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    ^^ You DO realize that you are responding to a 7-year-old thread, right?

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