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Old 10-25-05, 10:36 AM
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Tire Suggestions for the Northeast

I'm new ot the mountainbiking scene moving here from road and CX. Anyway I'm working up my first build of a mtn bike and was wondering if anyone could suggest some good all around tires for the CT NY area. From what I've ridden it seems like lots of roots and rocks with some loose soil conditions. Priorities are performance price and durability.

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Old 10-25-05, 01:19 PM
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I ride in PA. On a recomendation from a LBS in my area I put this tire on the rear. I have been riding it for the last 2 months and they have awesome grip. Wet, dry, rocks, anything. I believe they also got named "best tire" by Mountain Bike Action magazine. A little hard to find though. And a little more epensive than others. Kenda Tomac Nevegal Stick-E. The size I use is 2.1.


http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/132...erIN050BB1.htm
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do a search here on the "search the forums section at the top of the page and also look on Mtbreview and when you see a tire that catches your eye , look for reviews from folks in your region
BTW Panaracer Cinder 2.25. durable, fast, inexpensive, Very grippy in bad conditions
the Serac 2.1 is another awesome east coast all around tire
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I live in CT and the trails that i ride seem like yours; roots, rocks, and all kinds of soil. Anyways, I really enjoy riding on the Specialized Enduro Sport 2.2 that came on my bike. I also have some time on Michelin All Mountain 2.2 which was great in really muddy, wet conditions.
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I don't think where you live has anything to do with what tire is best.
I live in W. North Carolina, and there's every different type of riding imagineable
around here. Slick rock as in Moab. Rain forest as in the Amazon. Dense woods like in the Pacific NW. Sandy trails as in New Mexico. Plains as in the Mid West. You name it
we've got it. The bottom line is to buy a tire that best suits the terrain where you'll ride. I have 4 different wheelsets built-up that I swap out as needed, depending on the ride location & weather conditions....

Hope this helps, but it probably won't.
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