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Your favorite Front tire for cornering
« on: November 09, 2014, 12:01:36 PM »
Hey guys, I need to buy new tires soon, and want to change up the front this time.  I have been running wtb bronsons, but it hasn't been that great on the front for cornering.  It has a point of no return like a cliff that has dumped me several times on loose terrain.  What are your thoughts for a good front tire for cornering with an even break loose point?
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Re: Your favorite Front tire for cornering
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2014, 02:17:04 PM »
captains, racing ralphs, or rocket rons. I like the rocket rons

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Re: Your favorite Front tire for cornering
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2014, 02:24:21 PM »
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Re: Your favorite Front tire for cornering
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2014, 07:00:09 PM »
Happy with my 2.4 Ardent up front.

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Re: Your favorite Front tire for cornering
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2014, 07:52:34 PM »
If you liked the wear/quality of the Bronson. I'd suggest the 2.3 Vigilante.

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Re: Your favorite Front tire for cornering
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2014, 08:15:49 PM »
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Re: Your favorite Front tire for cornering
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2014, 06:15:19 PM »
It is probably overkill for our local trails, but I run a Hans Dampf up front, and it grips great.

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Re: Your favorite Front tire for cornering
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2014, 08:08:40 PM »
For cornering, best I've owned are Maxxis High Rollers or DHF's
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Re: Your favorite Front tire for cornering
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2014, 05:49:37 PM »
My 27.5 Rocket Ron's are just under 500 grams.
I run them front and back tubed at 27 psi.
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Re: Your favorite Front tire for cornering
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2014, 05:52:57 PM »
Thanks, thinking of going schwalbe combo, found EVO pace star 2.25 Roros at crc for $33. Worth a shot at that cheap!
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Re: Your favorite Front tire for cornering
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Re: Your favorite Front tire for cornering
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2014, 03:51:17 PM »
My 27.5 Rocket Ron's are just under 500 grams.
I run them front and back tubed at 27 psi.

Going back to a Bontrager XR-3 Expert TLR 27.5 x 2.35 on the front and going tubeless to compensate for the heavier tire.
My Front Rocket Ron Is going on the back, they wear out way too fast, to expensive.

Had the Bonty XR-3 on my hard tail, long lasting, good n sticky $50 Instead of $80
When that back Ron wears out on goes a XR-3 x 2.25 for a little less out back..
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