I ride Specialized Team Captains 2 blis in a 2.20 and love them. I also like the Racing Ralphs but thought they washed a little and were not a comfortable as the Captains. I also ran Captains on my fs 26er and thought they rocked.
Best front tire for a rigid SS 29er for the front range (IMHO) - WTB Weirwolf 2.55. AMAZING low pressure/high volume and works great with Stans.wmolde said:Hi Everyone.
I'm looking to build up my first 29er, probably a rigid single speed, and was hoping to find some help with tire selection. I live in the Co Springs area and this bike will probably spend most of it's time on the front range. I'm not a racer so I don't need anything ultra light, and I don't have any wheels yet so I'm not sure what they'll be mounted to. I do plan on running tubeless on rims that are around 28mm wide.
So what do you guys, and gals, recommend for tires for front range riding? Bonus points for affordability and high volume.
I know that this thread could probably go in the wheels and tires forum, but I figured that the question is best asked to those who ride in similar conditions.
+2 on this for a tubeless set up. I've got mine on a ghetto system. Works well on a rigid bike in these parts. I've also use the Rampage up front and have been happy with that as well.alshead said:I use Specialized Captain 2.2 in the back and Specialized Purgatory 2.4 up front on a SS. Love this setup- run them about 28psi w/ Stan's. Not the fastest rolling setup, but hooks up on nearly everything.
Second the Ardent on the front. Great tire for Colorado riding. I run the Ignitor in the rear. The combo works great for me.ACC said:I think there has been about 20 threads on this, half in jest. But I'll contribute by saying that I love Maxxis Ardents. 2.4 front, 2.25 rear. True to width, fastish, nice side knobs for cornering. Works great tubeless on flows.
I've heard nothing but good things about the captain's....but are you guys that are suggesting these running them on rigid singlespeeds? Tire volume looks no bigger than a true 2.1 and the OP was looking for something higher volume. Just curious.Grizzattack said:The Captains.