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    which tire

    Not sure if i'm posting this in the right section, but I have a 26er rock hopper. I will mainly be riding dirt roads, and paved roads. Which tire will handle dirt roads pretty well, but won't kill me on pavement?

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    The Kenda 24seven Race is a good tire for non-technical terrain, with good rolling resistance. Just enough tread to get you through the soft trails.
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    ^^ In addition, for a tad more dirt prowess, Kenda Small Block Eight (I didn't say this) or Maxxis Larsen TT are good choices.
    Last edited by dminor; 03-08-13 at 01:24 PM.

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    I ran the small block eight when I was commuting to work Monday thru Friday and hitting the trails on the weekend...I liked it a lot for versatility. It won't perform amazing in either situation but it's above par in both.

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    I loved Michelin Dry Mountains and had 2 sets that I sold with my MTB. They wore like iron, they are fast on pavement but handle trails fine. I don't see them anymore but it looks like they are now called the Michelin Country Dry 2. They look exactly the same anyway.

    http://www.michelinbicycletire.com/m...untrydry2.view

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    The above suggestions are solid. I want to throw Bontraeger Jones ACx into the list. Tread is similar to the small block 8s. Good center bead for smooth street riding. Nice and grippy in looser stuff.
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    I commuted on my Maxxis Holy Rollers this past winter and use them for hardpack dirt trails when it's dry, they are a pretty good option as well.

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