I'm currently running WTB Speedisc's with 26 x 2.2 Specialized Enduro in the front and a 26 x 2.0 Kenda (unsure model ) in the rear.
I always heard it's good to run a wide front and a skinny rear but it seems like I got better traction with the fat tire in the back. I'm not fond of the knobby Kenda I have now. It slips alot when its damp out. Esp. with lightly covered falling snow.
What combo's do you fellow MTB folks use? Post em up!
Mavic 225 with Continental SuperCross Baja 26x1.9, Mavic Crossride with Bontrager Hardcase 26x2.0, and I don't even know what is on my Trek right now, but I am certainly not going out into the snow to check. I got new tires in that lot yesterday, and forgot what they are.
Trek X-CAL I have a set of Easton EA70 XC wheels which have middle of the road reviews but I've been very happy with them so far. They're much lighter than what came on the bike and they've remained true. The rubber on the front and back are Maxxis Ignitors. I like the grip, but at 2.1, I wish they were a little wider.
The Santa Cruz Superlight has stock Mavic XM 119 rims which are hard to beat so I haven't bothered replacing them. The tires are also Maxxis Ignitors. We have mostly hard packed Georgia red clay down here tire width isn't a huge issue.
Next weekend I'd be doing a 50 mile ride in northern Florida in what I understand is mostly 8"-10" deep sand so have to order a set of the widest tires I can get on the X-Cal for that ride.
Cycling... If you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong.
I have the same wheels/tires front and back; Alex Adventurer 26", 36h double wall rims with Continental Travel Contact tires ( 26x1.75 slicks with side knobs). They've gone over 8,700 mi on pavement, crushed stone, and gravel roads, and they're still rolling.
Cool! Keep em' rolling in. I've heard good reviews on those Maxis Ignitors. I've been wanting to hear someone that ran the Ardent too.
Some run both from what I have been reading.
I'm just looking for a good set that will get me over rocky rooty trails and such without alot of slipping. Also it would be nice to get something that would bite in on the switchbacks and not make me wonder if i'm going to make the turn or not.
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i have 26x1.9 on my hybrid. nice on the road and worked fine for my little off roading.
the mtb my son has is 24x2.2 or something like that. lots wider then mine. schwalbe something with tons of knobs on them. he loves them and they go through everything
I'm looking for something with great traction but low rolling resistance too. I don't want it to be un-rideable on the sidewalk or streets. I guess i'm just getting aggravated with the current riding conditions. It needs to dry up and get warm
I've been looking at the Specialized Control Series, Schwalbe, Maxxis Ardent / Ignitor.
I primarily ride trails but I occasionally pound some pavement too.
On the man-bike, I have 29" Bontrager Rangers (cheap wheels the bike was born with) and 29x2.20 Kenda Nevegals
On the road bike... I don't know or care. whatever Trek throws on their entry level bikes... nothing fancy I'm sure.