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What 2.25" to 2.35" front tires to match 2.1" FireXC Pro?

Old 06-16-16, 10:10 AM
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What 2.25" to 2.35" front tires to match 2.1" FireXC Pro?

Currently I am running 2.1" FireXC PRO front and back and they works well. I am thinking about running wider tires in the front. What 2.25" to 2.35" front tires would be a good match to FireXC PRO? Riding XC on 26" Giant Anthem with "skinny" XTR rims.
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Specialized Ground Control 2.3, Bontrager XR2, XR3 or XR4 all 2.35--depends how aggro of a tread you want. None "match" your current tires but they are all regarded as awesome front (and rear) tires. All of them will roll better than the FireXC Pros as they have more modern, ramped tread blocks. They're probably are lighter too. They all come in a narrower width too if you want to update your rear as well. I like running a wider front and a narrower rear myself.
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Try Panaracer Rampage 2.35" or Bontrager XR4 2.35" Both amazing tires...
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"with "skinny" XTR rims."

Careful here, I got wider rims so my wider, '2.35' XR-3 and XR-4 would not squirm at reasonable pressures.

When I was on narrow rims I had to run 3-5 psi more for control than I did with narrower tires..
Traction suffered.
I was on 18 mm I.D. rims,, moved to 25 mm I.D. rims, a fantastic change..

On the skinny ones:
28-29 psi rear and 27-28 front,,
Now on the new wheels:
24-26 rear and 23-24 front..

This range changes depending on wet or dry days~
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