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SocalSuperhero said:
For anyone who rides loose soil and/or deep sand, what tire combo is your favorite for the conditions?
For the conditions you describe, I use the Kenda Nevegal. The Nevegal has tall knobs designed specifically to penetrate and hold on loose terrrain. I use the 2.7 front and 2.5 rear, perfect for the exact conditions you describe.

 

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red5 said:
For the conditions you describe, I use the Kenda Nevegal. The Nevegal has tall knobs designed specifically to penetrate and hold on loose terrrain. I use the 2.7 front and 2.5 rear, perfect for the exact conditions you describe.

Sweet...I've been looking into that tire actually. I'm currently using an intense2.7 up front and a gazzi 2.6 in the rear. The gazzi holds alright, but the intense washes all over the place.
 

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SocalSuperhero said:
Sweet...I've been looking into that tire actually. I'm currently using an intense2.7 up front and a gazzi 2.6 in the rear. The gazzi holds alright, but the intense washes all over the place.
Yeah, it's a [email protected] sweet tire for Big Bear which has pretty much the conditions you describe. Not sure you've ridden there, but if you have you know what I'm talking about. You can order direct http://www.kendausa.com or get them online from Go-Ride, Cambriabike or UniversalCycles.
 

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red5 said:
Yeah, it's a [email protected] sweet tire for Big Bear which has pretty much the conditions you describe. Not sure you've ridden there, but if you have you know what I'm talking about. You can order direct http://www.kendausa.com or get them online from Go-Ride, Cambriabike or UniversalCycles.
I'm hoping to get down to bear more next year since my housemates moving down there, not to mention our biking season's pretty short compared to theirs. But I live up in mammoth so that's where i ride :D , and man do we have pumice, and more pumice. And when there's no pumice there's tons of sand and really loose dusty dirt (god we need some rain...BAD).
 

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How do they size up compared to Maxxis tires?

I'm running a Maxxis Minion 2.7 Slow Reezay on the Rear and Michelin Comp 32 2.8 in the front. The Michelin is shot, so I need a new front tire. Mostly ride at Northstar which sounds like similar conditions to Big Bear. Lots of rocks, so the Stick-E rubber sounds great for this, and lots of Loose dusty skidded out corners. The deep tread of the Nevegal sounds ideal for this as well.

I'd likely get the 2.7 just wanted to make sure it's as least as big as the Maxxis 2.7 - I like a slightly larger tire up front.

Thanks for your input.
 

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Squizzle said:
I'm running a Maxxis Minion 2.7 Slow Reezay on the Rear and Michelin Comp 32 2.8 in the front. The Michelin is shot, so I need a new front tire. Mostly ride at Northstar which sounds like similar conditions to Big Bear. Lots of rocks, so the Stick-E rubber sounds great for this, and lots of Loose dusty skidded out corners. The deep tread of the Nevegal sounds ideal for this as well.

I'd likely get the 2.7 just wanted to make sure it's as least as big as the Maxxis 2.7 - I like a slightly larger tire up front.

Thanks for your input.
The Nevegal 2.7 is larger than the Maxxis. For reference, Maxxis tires run small a Maxxis 2.7=closer to a 2.5, Maxxis 2.5= closer to a 2.3. You won't be disappointed by the Nevegal's size or performance. ;)
 
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