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Offline FACTORe

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29er Small Block 8 on the rear
« on: January 15, 2011, 08:58:29 AM »
what up front?

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Re: 29er Small Block 8 on the rear
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2011, 10:12:23 AM »
Bontrager 29-3 tlr team issue  make sure to use the front specific one  :o
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Re: 29er Small Block 8 on the rear
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2011, 12:37:15 PM »
what about that Kenda slant six tire? Looks good.  :-\
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Re: 29er Small Block 8 on the rear
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2011, 06:27:06 PM »
I use sb8's front/rear. Of course I like to crash sometimes too:0

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Re: 29er Small Block 8 on the rear
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011, 08:04:26 AM »
you can run the SB8 up front too, I do it, ride very aggressive in corners and all and have no issues.  I like the looks of the new kenda Slant 6 if I were going to mix and match  I'd roll that up front. 
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Re: 29er Small Block 8 on the rear
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011, 09:01:25 AM »
Lots of guys seem happy with the Specialized Captain.  Seems it would be a nice front tire if you want a little more grip up front than the SB8 can provide. 
 
 

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Re: 29er Small Block 8 on the rear
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 09:31:27 AM »
What do you need tires for? Don't 29ers levitate over the trails?

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Re: 29er Small Block 8 on the rear
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2011, 10:37:10 AM »
what about that Kenda slant six tire? Looks good.  :-\

i dont think the slant 6 is in 29er size yet
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Re: 29er Small Block 8 on the rear
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2011, 11:12:15 AM »
Lots of guys seem happy with the Specialized Captain.  Seems it would be a nice front tire if you want a little more grip up front than the SB8 can provide.

I think the captain is a great rear tire.  Up front however it lost grip in transition and was not confidence inspiring (for me).
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Re: 29er Small Block 8 on the rear
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2011, 12:13:05 PM »
I've talked this tire up a ton, but I love it....Bontrager XDX. High volume, fast rolling, and great traction.  They look like an SB8 but with larger knobs further spaced apart.  Downsides are the compound is fairly soft (wear quickly) and they are discontinued.  I'm giving the 29-3 TLR (2.25 size) a shot this weekend.  Tread pattern is pretty aggressive and they supposedly roll pretty fast. 

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Re: 29er Small Block 8 on the rear
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2011, 02:00:46 PM »
what about that Kenda slant six tire? Looks good.  :-\


i dont think the slant 6 is in 29er size yet

 
looks like it to me.
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Re: 29er Small Block 8 on the rear
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2011, 03:44:54 PM »
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Re: 29er Small Block 8 on the rear
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2011, 04:36:03 PM »
What do you need tires for? Don't 29ers levitate over the trails?
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Re: 29er Small Block 8 on the rear
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2011, 06:27:20 PM »
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I will agree with this except for if it is the slightest bit wet. Then you are on a slip and slide. Personally I run a Maxxis Crossmark on the front.
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Re: 29er Small Block 8 on the rear
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2011, 12:37:22 AM »
Nevegal up front, I had a Fast Trak LK out back that was like riding with a greasy wheel. I run a maxxis ignitor in the back and that plus the nevegal up front keep me pretty connected.

 

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