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What rear tire is everyone running on their 2005 Coilers?

I was about to order a set of Panaracer Fire FR 2.4s but I have heard these are REALLY wide? I'm looking for an all mountain/lite DH type tire around the 2.4 to 2.5 size range. My bike shop has a VERY limited selection of tires to choose from.
 

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Don't go much wider than 2.4", when I tried it the chain catches the side of the tyre when in the granny ring which is very annoying!
 

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If you ride in wet/muddy conditions the wider tire will not be able to clear very well. I am curently riding a 2.35 60d maxxis minion on the front and a 2.35 40d maxxis High roller on the rear of my 04 Coiler. Works very well for the loose over hardpack trails the I ride here in Colorado. For the summer when I am doing more shuttling I switch the front tire for a 2.5 minion and feel that I get plenty hook up.
 

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The Schwalbe Fat Albert 2.35 is a good choice for the Coiler as is the Big Betty 2.4.

Check the specs on my tire site.
 

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Trailbear 2.5" Kevlar front and rear...nice all around performance...
 

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I am running the 2.35

Kenda nevegal on the rear and the 2.5 Blue Groove on the front. I personally think it is a good combination. I agree that if you go any bigger than 2.4 you will hit the chain, I was having that problem along with the chain rubbing the front derailleur in the granny gears when going through my travel. I lowered the front derailleur and it fixed both these problems, but I would not go any larger than 2.4.

jbordwine said:
What rear tire is everyone running on their 2005 Coilers?

I was about to order a set of Panaracer Fire FR 2.4s but I have heard these are REALLY wide? I'm looking for an all mountain/lite DH type tire around the 2.4 to 2.5 size range. My bike shop has a VERY limited selection of tires to choose from.
 
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