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Recommend a 2.3" XC tire?

Old 01-02-05, 01:53 PM
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Been giving the new HT bike a workout and I think I could benefit from a wider rear tire. (Maybe a wider front, too, but I'll start with the rear). Currently using a WTB VelocitorRaptor 2.1, and while I like the tire, it doesn't have as much grip in mud as I would like. I'm looking at the WTB Weirwolf 2.3, as it seems like a good tire and was reasonably well reviewd at mtbr.com.

Ideally, I'd like something that climbs well and gives me more confidence, both on climbs and descents. Don't really care about street performance, as this bike sees very little street time, but climbing ability on dirt (both mud and hardpack) is important.

Thanks for whatever tires you can recommend.

PS: FWIW, the front tire is a Panaracer FireXCPro 2.1

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Old 01-02-05, 02:01 PM
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i run maxxis 2.35 super tacky high rollers on all my bikes. i really love them.
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In my experience any of the following would be excellent choices: Continental Vertical Pro 2.3, Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25 or 2.4, or Ritchey Pro 2.35.
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If you're serious about riding, then you'll have at least a "few" different ones to use for the different conditions....

Panaracer Fire Mud Pro is my current favorite.
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i agree with callmecobra, maxxis all the way
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panaracer fire xc pro all the way, baby
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Originally Posted by Killer B
If you're serious about riding, then you'll have at least a "few" different ones to use for the different conditions....

Panaracer Fire Mud Pro is my current favorite.
Agree all the way. different conditions need different tyres. Mud tyres are generally thinner and the Fire Mud Pro is one of the best. General riding on dryer ground I use the Panararacer Fire XC, and general dry conditions use an IRC Mythos. If you lack grip on Muddy conditions, going to a 2.3 tyre wont help much.
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Does the maxxis high roller 2.3's work ok in muddy conditions aswell as dry? They look like the have alot forward working tread like paddles.
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