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Alternatives to the WTB Nano 29x2.1? Wide all around tire

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Alternatives to the WTB Nano 29x2.1? Wide all around tire

Old 02-20-21, 11:02 PM
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Alternatives to the WTB Nano 29x2.1? Wide all around tire

As the title says, looking for a wide do anything tire. I realize of course there will be penalties with wider tires but still want something that moves smooth and fast on pavement and can still handle a bit of single track or rough jeep trails.

I'm trying to limit the bike to 2.1 which gives better margins for mud and riding through with a broken spoke should that randomly happen. From what I've read the Nano is a top rated tire for the Tour Divide which is why I fit it to the wife's bike but now I need one for myself and I'm trying to asses if there's an equal or better that has arisen in the last couple years. This year we'll be riding the adirondacks and touring the Erie Canal with kids in the hopes of prepping to do the great divide in one of the two years following. That's what the bikes are built for and what I'd like the tires to accommodate. Any suggestions?
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Maybe the 48mm Oracle Ridge, or the 2.2" Fleecer Ridge. The strongest casing FR option is 20gm lighter than that Nano.

This tread pattern will be very good in mud, have really good climbing/descending grip etc. Plus they roll pretty good on sealed roads for that knob height.
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Vittoria Mezcal - Available in 2.1 and very similar tread pattern. If you need a more aggressive front tire You can do a Barzo front tire
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