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Old 06-09-06, 05:01 AM
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2.5 front and 2.3 rear

Does anyone else run this tyre set up? I have little clearance for the granny ring when i run a 2.5 on the rear of my Whyte. Or would it be better to switch to 2.3 front and rear? Using this for trails and more agressive XC.
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2.3 front and rear will be fine for the purposes you are wanting. Most people won't reall see much difference between the two setups. I personally run 2.5 front and rear but that is on a DH bike. honestly I could get away with a 2.35 minnion on rear and be perfectly fine. Most people will run either same size front and rear of rear slightly thinner as it reduces the rolling resistance where power is transferred.
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Originally Posted by Hopper
2.3 front and rear will be fine for the purposes you are wanting. Most people won't reall see much difference between the two setups. I personally run 2.5 front and rear but that is on a DH bike. honestly I could get away with a 2.35 minnion on rear and be perfectly fine. Most people will run either same size front and rear of rear slightly thinner as it reduces the rolling resistance where power is transferred.
Cheers for the input. Will go and have a look at some tires this evening on my way to watch the World Cup downtown.
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im running that kind of tyre configuration for 4months plus already and it ok, I have the same problem as you thats why I run that kind of configuration, its well in climbing wet terrain and doing downhill ^^
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A 2.5" tire is overkill for trail riding.
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Originally Posted by vw_addict
A 2.5" tire is overkill for trail riding.
I strongly disagree, unless he's a weight-weenie XC rider. There's nothing wrong with trail riding with larger tires.
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I strongly disagree, unless he's a weight-weenie XC rider. There's nothing wrong with trail riding with larger tires.
But a bigger tire is slower, generally.
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well this bike im currently riding couldnt become a lightweight bike so I dont mind what stuffs on it because the frame itself is heavy (it looks heavy) ^^ but my future Anthem will be light, hmm should I wait till the new 2007 lineup comes out cause it is near to 2007 already?
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I am 213 pounds, so need a little more support from my tyres. The Whyte is far from a weight weenie's rig, and my Giant is a bit more lightweight, but has 2.3 verticals front and rear. Besides, I don't just limit myself to trails. I went and bought another 2.3 vertical and installed it on the rear tonight. It will be getting ridden on Saturday.
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i'm currently running a similar set up. 2.5" IRC trailbear up front, with a 2.25" trailbear in the rear. so far it's been pretty good and i'm liking it. don't think it's overkill at all, even for "trail" riding ...

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Originally Posted by mcoine
But a bigger tire is slower, generally.
Faster in the corners.

I run a 2.5 Nokian NBX front and a 2.3 Kinetic back, and I love it.
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