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Hi all,

I am looking to replace my Nokian NBX 2.3 for some 2.5 tires. I have narrowed the search to two choices:

1) Kenda Nevegal´s 2.5 (F&R)
2) Maxxis’ Minion 2.5 (Front), Highroller 2.5 (Rear)

I have a 6in FS freeride bike; most of the time I pedal to the top of the trailhead and seldom use a shuttle. Where I ride the soil is pretty much hardpacked or muddy during the summer and dry and loose on the winter season.

Given these conditions, what would be the best choice? Is there any other combination worthy of consideration?


BTW, I liked the performance of the NBX on dry dirt, but now with the raining season in around the corner want to update to something more suitable.

Thanks guys:thumbsup:
 

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ritopc said:
Hi all,

I am looking to replace my Nokian NBX 2.3 for some 2.5 tires. I have narrowed the search to two choices:

1) Kenda Nevegal´s 2.5 (F&R)
2) Maxxis' Minion 2.5 (Front), Highroller 2.5 (Rear)

I have a 6in FS freeride bike; most of the time I pedal to the top of the trailhead and seldom use a shuttle. Where I ride the soil is pretty much hardpacked or muddy during the summer and dry and loose on the winter season.

Given these conditions, what would be the best choice? Is there any other combination worthy of consideration?

BTW, I liked the performance of the NBX on dry dirt, but now with the raining season in around the corner want to update to something more suitable.

Thanks guys:thumbsup:
Maxxis 2.5s - aren't they DH casings? Will be kind of heavy.

Lots of talk lately of Schwalbe Big Betty tires, might suit your needs pretty well.

BG and Nev 2.5 folding tires work pretty well too. Not the best mud tires, but ok for various conditions, and stick to stuff when it's wet. Generally the BG works better than the Nev on the front, but for loose dry conditions Nev gives better braking.
 

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Then Nevegals looks like the best choice.

I wanted to get Stick-E on the front (now considering the BG), and DTC on the rear, but there is no DTC on 2.5 (that is what Kenda site says). So, my options are either getting 2.5 Stick-E, or getting or 2.35 DTC as a rear tire. I ride mostly in hard packed and rooted terrain with eventually muddy sections, and my rides include a good 8k´s climbing on fireroads.

Any word on what would be a better choice for the rear tire? 2.5 stick-E or 2.35 DTC? I have concerns about durability, but wouldn’t want to compromise too much.

How about the Maxxis Advantage 2.4 as a Rear tire?
 

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The 2.35 Nevegals are pretty big for their size. You should be fine with a DTC 2.35 in back. The BG Sticky is great for hard pack but I don't think they're the best choice in loose conditions. As mentioned above, lots of good feedback on the Big Betty (other than running them tubeless) but I don't have any personal experience with them.
 

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The 2.35 Nevegals are pretty big for their size. You should be fine with a DTC 2.35 in back. The BG Sticky is great for hard pack but I don't think they're the best choice in loose conditions. As mentioned above, lots of good feedback on the Big Betty (other than running them tubeless) but I don't have any personal experience with them.
Thanks for the feedback CalEpic, much appreciated :thumbsup:
 

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i just picked up a set of Nav's 2.1 rear and 2.35 front. both are stick-e. i went with stick-e since the trails i ride are almost always loose over hard pack or tons of little rocks. not sure if there is any kind of tire that holds to little rocks but the blue grooves i had on before did pretty good. passed those down to my hardtail and got the Nav's for my Blitz.
either way you go check out Jenson. they had those bad boys for only $33.
 

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check out the Schwalbe Big Betty. The gooey Gluey compounds sticks to anything. I haven't found a trail condition it doesn't work well in but a few others have said that the life span is short if you ride solid rock surfaces.
 
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