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    Im looking for new tires for my bike does anybody have some recommendations and/or links to these. Right now im using these maxxis all around tires and im looking for something more aggresive. I ride medium to loose conditions.

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    I picked up a set of michelin Hot S tires and they hook up like MAD, though it's basically unreasonable to ride them on the road. I did it for 20 miles yesterday and I'll be glad to get my slicks back for road riding. Otherwise they performed overly well in the offroad conditions I got them into. FYI I'm running a 2.5" up front and a 2.2" out back.
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    problem is im running 24 inch wheels right now so its really hard to get good tires for it. (the bike is kona stuff jr) and the dimensions are 24 x 1.9 on both rims so its a little tricky to find good tires
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    hmm...so right now you're running 24x1.9" tires? My bike came with 2.1's but I've gone all the way down to 1.5" and all the way up to 2.5"

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    The rims i have are 24x 1.9 ill see what I can find about the dimensions of the tire i forgot what they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KonaMtBker275
    The rims i have are 24x 1.9 ill see what I can find about the dimensions of the tire i forgot what they are.
    your only issue then will be stays and fork clearance for the tires you choose.
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    is there a limit on the width of the tire i can put on 1.9 rims? BTW i found out my tires are 24x 1.95
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    Quote Originally Posted by KonaMtBker275
    is there a limit on the width of the tire i can put on 1.9 rims? BTW i found out my tires are 24x 1.95
    Where are you getting the width of your rim, I think you're mistaking the width of your tires for your rims, the width of your tires should be on the side of the tire, like in this pic.

    see how it says 26x1.95? That's the tire width.
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    How about Moab/sand tyres?

    Edit: actually I was asking about them, distractedly, and not answering. I'll open another thread for this as it is off-topic. Thanks.
    Last edited by lala; 04-12-05 at 01:54 PM. Reason: I was unclear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lala
    How about Moab/sand tyres?
    post him a link
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    im not getting confused the Sun Ditch Witch rims i have are 24x 1.9 inches it says that on the kona website. On the tire it says 24x 1.95
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    you could get a kenda blugroove front and a nevegal rear they come in 24s. i think ive rode in any condition you can(snow ice mud gravel hardpack and sand )and so far theyve performed really well in everything. they even suprised me in the sand. very good tires. the 24s only come in 2.5 so i dont know if they will fit...
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    Arnt kendas a knock off of another brand or something?
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    NO the nevegals where rated the number one tire of 2004 by MBA magazine


    http://www.kendausa.com/bicycle/downhill.cfm theres all their tires. doesnt look like a knockoff to me
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    who is nokian now produced through??
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    here a link scroll down to the nevegal
    1st out of 40 tires
    http://www.kendausa.com/bicycle/JohnTomac.cfm
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    Yeah I like the Blue Groove and the Nevegals but i highly doubt they will fit
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    well take you bike down to the lbs ask them to put them on to see if they rub then if do find another tire that fits(although i dont know if this will work since you will probobly have to order it ) gl with your search anyway
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    yeah we went to 2 bike shops one of them had two low quality tires that didint even match and then the other one didint have anything. Are specialized tires very good?
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    Well ive been using RItchey elevaders. THey performed quite well in my last ride
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    Do you have a link to those Ritchey tires i heard my dad saying they worked well when he rode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KonaMtBker275
    Do you have a link to those Ritchey tires i heard my dad saying they worked well when he rode.
    Which Rithcey tires? I own the Ritchey elevader for the rear. Ritchey excavader for the front and RItchey tom slicks for the road.
    Here is where i got the Elevaders.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WD1V
    10 bucks for the tire and tube!!! Almost too good to be true
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    like just the ritchey tires in general
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    Ok, you can get away with Maxxis HighRollers 24x2.5 they measure out to be about 2.35 in reality.
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