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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 10:35 am 
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Whilst my 'Hardcore hardtail' project is on stop due to steerer issues i thought i'd get a few more of the finishing bits together.
So can anyone recommend a good allround tyre?
I'm thinking something around 2.3"?
Have look at the build in the 98> bikes section and let me know what you think would be appropriate :wink:
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 11:22 am 
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Can't go wrong with a Kenda Blue Groove/Nevegal combo. I ride them all year round on all surfaces. They're great!


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 1:02 pm 
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2.35 maxxis highrollers are quite good or if you can find them , tioga 2.5 whitetigers 8)


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 2:42 pm 
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panaracer fire xc in a 2.1 run them at 30 - 35lb and they grip like hell, I wont use any other tyre nowadays 8)


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 6:29 pm 
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Nobby Nic front/Racing Ralph Rear are weapons of choice at the moment....


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 7:21 pm 
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The Nic and Ralph are excellent combinations, but I'm currently running a pair of Panaracer Rampage 2.35 tyres which are excellent value from Merlin at the moment.

http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/Clearance ... M23FB6.htm

They roll well and seem to grip well in all conditions.


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 8:25 pm 
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I'm running a pair of Nobby Nic Evo Snakeskin (from Merlin) at 2.25" might not be as wide as you want, but they do do wider tyres.
Look at On-One for Shwalbe tyres to get them cheap at the moment.

Been good in the wet, mud and currently in todays weathers. Can't fault them.

As an all rounder they seem damn fine, quite light (Evo Snakeskins at 2.25" in at 570g iirc). Not sluggish on the road either
I thin kthe Tripple Nano of this years are lighter, or scrap the snakeskin (sidewall reinforcement) for even lighter.

http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/Bike+Shop ... -OFFER.htm.
or for others
http://www.on-one.co.uk/news/products/q ... albe-tyres


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