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Old 10-14-09, 01:37 PM
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Tires?

I need some new tires, the trails I ride are mostly loose dirt with lots of roots, not very much mud. A lot of loose climbs. Could some on point me in a direction. One guy at a shop told me to try WTB Exiwolfs. I currently have Michelin X-Trems, the traction is great but they have WEAK sidewalls, thats why I need new tires. thanks
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Old 10-14-09, 04:38 PM
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I've got Specialized Fast Tracks that I use for the same conditions. I've had them for 3 years now and I keep coming back to them. Haven't got many flats at all with them and the newer version of that tire is supposed to be lighter, faster and just as strong.
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Kenda Excavators grip like a monkey on crack. (so that didn't make any sense)

They grip good.
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Best all around tires in my opinion are Geax Sturdy 2.25's, a combo of Schwalbe Big Betty front/Fat Albert rear, or Hutchinson Spyders 2.3. The Sturdy's are like monster truck tires in height so make sure they fit in the rear. If not, put a Sturdy 2.1 back there and you are good to go
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Second Ed's Excavator recommend. I've run mine all season in everything from perfect-tack DG to rocks to loose powder dirt to wet roots and slick rocks on Whistler's Garbanzo and they have gripped it all well. I've run 'em down to 15-20 psi and never had the sidewalls try to squirm out from under me.
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Old 10-18-09, 12:48 PM
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Never tried the Excavator but I love the Kenda Nevegal DTC. Great tire.
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my Maxxis Ignitors work well for the variety of terrains here in Germany.
Rocky/sandy/hilly/roots/wet/dry/muddy.. we got it all here.
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