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I need a good 2.2 tire

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by robdamanii, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Looking for a good NON TUBELESS 2.2 tire for my trek to replace the crap that's on there.

    Any opinion?
     

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    tomacdaddy Monkey

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    I run a Maxxis Hans Venture on my XC - front. It's a 2.35 but almost the same. If they made em in 2.5, I would put one on the DH.
     
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    race tire? all-around? mud tire?

    Conti Verticals are good all-around tires... they are 2.3s, though they run small.

    I've got Panaracer Cinders (2.2s) on my bike now... good first impression, but I'll know more tomorrow.
     
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    I've used the WTB motoraptor 2.24's in variable conditions with good results.
     
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    tomacdaddy Monkey

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    I run a Conti Vertical in the rear - 2.3. Good tire all around.
     
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    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Rob what you need is a nice set of grips before you get anything else....
     
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    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Why don't ya run the Hans in the rear?
     
  8. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Ritchey Z-Max.

    Of course, as someone else pointed out - it depends on what you're riding.
     
  9. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Jack****s are in the mail.

    Edit: RM censors the name of my damn grips? :mumble:
     
  10. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Stop being coy and tell me what kind of grips you got?
     
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    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    greenfishsports.com often has amazing prices on Hutchison tires, and WTB tires too.
     
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    Michi AM 2.2's
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Not what I meant - terrain being a more important indicator. I ride loose, rocky, dusty, cobbly Colorado crap for the most part, along with nice loamy singletrack and the occasional rock garden for fun. All XC. The ZMax has been my tire of choice since ~98 or so.
     
  15. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Ahh, gotcha. Usually root filled, dusty hardpack with occasional rock gardens and such.
     
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    Kenda 2.1 Nevegals in the dual compound.....they are great all around tires for a wide range of riding.
     
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    I have had good luck with the Maxxis Minion 2.35" in Slow Reezay and Sq-Earl likes his Kenda Kinectics that I believe are 2.25" in Super Tackeey.
     
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    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    I've settled on a tire that has some beefy side knobs to give me the ability to lean into turns better.

    Any suggestions on that? I'm look at Kenda Kinetics currently.
     
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    Kenda Kinetics and Panaracer Cinders seem to be the hot ones right now and good for the type of riding you do.
     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    Blue grooves and Nevegals are light years ahead of Kenetics when it comes to traction and turing but Kentics do roll faster...if you weren't so far away I have sets of all 3...you could just test ride them. I think you should go with Nevegals or BG's....D