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Offline Jim DeLuca

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Tires
« on: October 26, 2009, 01:11:23 PM »
I'm thinking about running a 29" 2.35 in the back and a 29" 2.10 in the front.   Anyone ever tried it?  I think I have an old 2.35 to try it out with, but rather get opinions before I change it out and waste a riding day.

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Re: Tires
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 01:17:36 PM »
You are better off running the bigger tire up front for more front end grip...unless of course you have the legs of a horse and are frequently breaking rear wheel traction with your massive torque output.
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Re: Tires
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009, 01:39:58 PM »
Hey Bill, it would be more for just some dampening in the rear while standing.  I know a 29er is pure heck to keep rolling with 2 2.35's....been there done it. 

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Re: Tires
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 01:45:36 PM »
Most of your rolling resistance comes from the rear, not the front.  Maybe try a higher volume tire like a Kenda Small Block 8 or some of those Schwable tires.
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Re: Tires
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2009, 01:57:52 PM »
Thanks....I was thinking about the small block. 

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Re: Tires
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2009, 02:01:22 PM »
I ran it for a while and liked it, but it does take some time to figure out how to make it work.  It doesn't do well in the wet (packs with mud really easily) or when things get really loose (tends to float and not bite) but it rolls well and has tremendous traction for a vast majority of our trails here.
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Re: Tires
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2009, 02:43:09 PM »
I rode the small block 8 2.1 on the back yesterday for the first time. So far I liked it. I have a Nevgal 2.2 in front. I like the set up....although I may take the nevgal off for the summer. I havnt decided yet. I really liked the Nevgal in the wet.
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Re: Tires
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2009, 03:35:54 PM »
I liked the Crossmark better than the SB8
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Re: Tires
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2009, 03:36:25 PM »
I think I am going to try a small block 8.  I am running Maxxis Ignitors now, and really have no traction problems, but I have to admit they are wearing down quicker than any tire I have owned. 

Off topic, but My son is looking for someone to take me out and torture me on some tech trails.  I took him out to Alafia, and told him all the diamonds were blues now.
He didn't catch on until we hit moonscape.

Anyway, time to try a small block.

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Re: Tires
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2009, 03:50:11 PM »
I ride small b. 8  in rear and ignitor in front (for about 2 months) , that is good combination for speed and traction.

 

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