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The Maxxis Aspen 2.1 sealed up well and easily enough on my 355's. It has good knobs, rolls fast and is even lighter than the before mentioned Karma. My guess is the Aspen will be the new "must have" 29er XC tire of 2010.
 

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Honestly, the gamut is wide open IMHO when using Stans rims, just pick the tyre of choice depending on if you're just a recreational rider or maybe racer etc. I like the Bonti TLR tyres cause they air up with a floor pump, you don't need to seat them with a tube and they'll generally hold air without sealant (but it's a good idea for punctures) and have a tough sidewall compared to a lot because of the TLR casing and they weigh decent for their beefiness.
 

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Silentfoe said:
The Maxxis Aspen 2.1 sealed up well and easily enough on my 355's. It has good knobs, rolls fast and is even lighter than the before mentioned Karma. My guess is the Aspen will be the new "must have" 29er XC tire of 2010.
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after trying the Hutch Pythons, karma 2.3 & Stans Raven my Schwalbe Racing Ralphs are friggin awesome. Fast, light, never burps, noticeably better cornering and climbing traction.
 

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Rampage up front, Ignitor out back. Some pretty gnarly, rocky trails here in Md. So far I haven't had any problems with them. I'm running about 30 psi in both. Oh yeah, rigid.

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I am running Maxxis Ardent on Mavic TN719 and let me tell you, I have never seen any better performance tires than these. You will not regret if you go with them.

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What is the best 29er XC Tires when running stans Rims?
 

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I am running Maxxis Ardent on Mavic TN719 and let me tell you, I have never seen any better performing tires than these. You will not regret if you go with them.

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What is the best 29er XC Tires when running stans Rims?
 

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I run Ignitor rear and Ardent front on a rigid SS. Grip is great, but rolling is so so. I was running Bonti XDX before; rolls like a devil, but doesn't grip well in wet condition.

My next combo is Bonti 29-3 at the front and XDX at the rear or Aspen all around.
 

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Crossmark or Aspen in the back, Ignitor up front- Depends on your terrain & just how light you want to go...Could get into the NoTubes Raven if you want to go really light in back & if your surface conditions allow for them...
 

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I don't know exactly where/how you ride etc.. so it is pretty relative but...I run a set of Stans Arch and xt 29er whees and have tried a number of different tire(s) & combos (rigid and F/S) - MK 2.4, Ardent 2.25 & 2.4, Crossmark 2.1, WW LT 2.55, Rampage 2.35, Nevegal 2.2 etc... All for trail riding not racing-

I like to run a bit less when ever I can but for winter muck etc... the Rampages are great and putting an Ardent out back offers a bit more speed as the Rampages are not the fastest rollers (grip 90% of Nevegal but not as slow)-

For better conditions the Ardent 2.25 (the 2.4 is more tire than I need) up front and a crossmark 2.1 out back works well in most conditions and is fairly fast but still gives you a confident grip for steering- and seal up very well- run on my F/S. I like some others are looking forward to giving the Aspen a try- it looks like it will be a faster/lighter version of the Ardent (maybe not as tough but were talking XC right)

The WW LT 2.55 is my go to on the rigid/HT and is fairly fast because of the low tread but grips in almost anything but complete slop-

I have had too many delicate sidewall experiences with 26" $77 Schwalbe tires so while they are amazingly light and fast for how much grip they offer I can't justify them for trail riding - but I am not personally a big fan of the Snakeskin "numb" versions -
 

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Silentfoe said:
The Maxxis Aspen 2.1 sealed up well and easily enough on my 355's. It has good knobs, rolls fast and is even lighter than the before mentioned Karma. My guess is the Aspen will be the new "must have" 29er XC tire of 2010.
I'm gonna have to check the Aspen out. I'm running an Ignitor 2.1 in the rear and a Kenda Nevegal 2.2 in front....on 355's. Looking for a nice light weight tire set for spring/summer. I've been happy with the Ignitor this winter so will fer sure give Maxxis another go.
 

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I'm gonna have to check the Aspen out. I'm running an Ignitor 2.1 in the rear and a Kenda Nevegal 2.2 in front....on 355's. Looking for a nice light weight tire set for spring/summer. I've been happy with the Ignitor this winter so will fer sure give Maxxis another go.
Of course I'll chime in with support for the Aspen as a hot XC tire to own and ride. Light. Volume. Traction. Supple. They work great tubeless.

What's not to like about them? I run 'em front and rear....



 
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