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Alright i did a search and didnt really find what i was loking for (if anyone finds a relevant post please feel free to link it here). What are the best tires for DH and some FR? I have a demo 8 with a blue groove 2.5 in the front, and a nevegal 2.35 in the rear. i want something wider in front and rear. What are some opinions on the nevegals, blue grooves, minions, or michelins? What are u guys running. Thanks
 

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Maxxis are skinnier than Kendas, not familiar with michelins and if you need wider in the front go blue groove 2.7 that ought to give you a good foot print.
I run the same set up and have for over 1.5 years now and love it, I have a set of 2.7's for nasty conditions or brundige (that place eats wheels). And 2.5's for everything else, aside of that I haven't seen much need for wider than that. The days of fat tires for everything are almost at an end, the norm is 2.5's for hucking/dh/fr unless circumstances deem them. IE listed above.
Stick with the Kendas you can't go wrong, I used to run maxxis for 2 years and the nevegal/bluegroove combo is spot on.
 

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I have experience with the minions. they're a really nice tire. a little on the heavy side, but they're fine. grips really well. I love the tire to death, though it cost me quite a lot :(
 

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MTBSully said:
Alright i did a search and didnt really find what i was loking for (if anyone finds a relevant post please feel free to link it here). What are the best tires for DH and some FR? I have a demo 8 with a blue groove 2.5 in the front, and a nevegal 2.35 in the rear. i want something wider in front and rear. What are some opinions on the nevegals, blue grooves, minions, or michelins? What are u guys running. Thanks
well.........if you like the blue groove/nevegal combo just go wider like a 2.7 blue groove front and a 2.5 nevegal rear:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

just my 2 cents
 

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I rock maxxis. I've had a few kendas and tore them all up, got a flat 100 yds into my first run on a 2.5 nevegal. That ended it for me.

CBO, jenson and a few other online companies offer some good specials on maxxis from time to time. I'd pick up some maxxis if you can find a deal. currently i run a minion front and mobster rear. have used high roller rears before but they have a little higher rolling resistance then the mobster or minion rear.

Also wtb timberwolves are pretty rocking front tires. They are def fatter and heavier then minions but great traction
 

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Maxis Mobsters are on sale at Jenson @ $10 per tire. Shipping is kinda expensive @ $20, because they require a larger box (wire bead, doesn't fold). I'm running a 2.7 (actually @ 2.5-6) grips great. Also have a WTB Timber Wolf, excellent traction, super thick side walls, but also super heavy, and slow rolling, but it sticks like glue.
 
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