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Well im looking for a pair of 2.1- 2.2 tubeless tires that just plain kiks ass on rocky terain ,hard pack , loose (dry) dirt .. willing to spend 100 $ but if you know of any for alot less im all ears.

My current tires i use are a set of 2.1 IRC Mythos XC tube tires and are very impressed with those.. But i am building another ride using tubeless tires ..
 

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Kenda Nevegal DTC,Maxxis Highroller,Conti MT King...(just my opinion,I'm sure others will disagree)
 

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WTB prowler/stout combo!
 

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ae111black said:
WTB prowler/stout combo!
Those looke SWEET :thumbsup: but the only sizes i see are 2.3 ....

You have a link were i can get a 2.1 or even a 2 .25
 

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G-AIR said:
Maxxis HR 2.35. Its a small 2.35, so you it might be a good choice for you.
Check it out.

TG
How small does it = to ?
 

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Kenda Nevegal DTC,Maxxis Highroller,Conti MT King...(just my opinion,I'm sure others will disagree)
IMHO pretty much the exact 3 most overrated tires out there.

I'm going to go out on a limb (well, not alot) and say that there is no perfect tire for what you want.

Hardpack and loose want different things (hardpack wants low knobs while loose wants taller knobs).
Whatever you get will be a compromise, tires always are (at very least between traction and rolling resistance).

There are some great tires out there - the three quoted above are decent, but don't set the world alight. Contrary to popular belief, these three are not the be-all-and-end-all - there are many less-utilised choices out there that perform as well (and many that perform significantly better).

First up, you're gonna want something that rolls fairly quickly (because the mythos is a fairly quick tire, it isnt overly draggy), otherwise you'll be instantly dissappointed.
Seconds, a proper 2.1 is going to be bigger than your mythos as those come up small for their size. This isnt a bad thing, its just for reference.
Thirds, you're looking for a decent allround compromise in the tread - you dont want the knobs too low to grip in the loose but you dont want them so tall that they'll be skittish on hardpack.

On that basis, look at (in no particular order - all available in tubeless versions):
* Maxxis ADvantage (2.1 is a decent size 2.1, not a 1.9ish like the highroller 2.1).
* Hutchinson Barracuda (the 2.3 is huge but the best of the lot - the 2.1 is a good tire too but only with the medium compound rubber)
* Geax Saguaro (2.2 is a good size - rolls very quickly and grips surprisingly well too
 

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I'll vote for Specialized Captains if the loose isn't real deep. If it is, go Eskar on the front, which is still a good tire on hardpak, and keep the Captain on the rear. The Eskar in 2.3 is about th same size as the Captain 2.2, just a rounder profile.
I also run Conti MK's but I don't like them that much on hardpak. I can feel the knobs roll/compress over in the hard turns.
 

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I've been diggin' Maxxis tires lately.

A Minion DHF single ply 2.5 on the front, and a High Roller, either 2.1 or 2.35 on the rear. Neither are the UST version, but I run them tubeless anyway, with stan's strips, on spinergy cyclone wheels.

This combo has been working well for me in my terrain. The HR on the back is a good compromise of rolling resistance vs. traction.
 

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Kenda Nevegal

I really like the Kenda Nevegal DTC. They are a great all round tire. Sure there are other tires that are better in sand and others in mud but a tire that does it all is the Kenda Nevegal. I just got a new bike with Specialized Captain tires and they are not good compared to the Nevegals.
 

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I've been quite impressed by some of the Geax tires I have been riding lately. Their tires come in Folding/Wire/TNT/and Tubeless versions.

Their TNT being a tubeless ready tire that has a UST bead but needs sealant, and has slightly thicker sidewall than the folding bead but lighter than a pure tubeless.

For a good combo of fast but grippy the Saguaro would be a good choice. Durable, fast, and reasonable weight. More of an XC bias.

If you want a very tough sidewall tire that rolls well the LoboLoco is nice. The sidewall is VERY thick, even on the folding version that I set up ghetto tubeless. 2.3 is more like a 2.2

For a bigger front tire, the 2.3 DHEA is awesome here in Arizona, but it is almost 2.5 in width. Great in front but as a rear it seemed to float on top of the loose too much and not dig in.

I am running the DHEA in front at 25psi(ghetto) and a Maxxis DHF in back at 27psi(ghetto)

I have been shocked at how well the Maxxis DHF works as a rear tire!! I turn it around so the square edges grip the climbs, and holy cow, it is unstoppable up loose rocky climbs. It really bites into loose climbs!! 2.3 is more like 2.2.

Together the combo works out well with the 2.3 DHEA being a good bit larger than the 2.3 Minion in the back. I am really liking this combo here in Arizona.:thumbsup: But it may be a heavier combo than you want, but you are asking in the All Mountain thread. I love this combo on the really rocky ,nasty trails that I like best.
 
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