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For anyone that rides at JB you have all had a taste of the tree roots. Im looking for a better tire combo for some of the hills/roots any suggestions.
 

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Ok, I can make a suggestion. After sitting behind a computer for 13 years, I bought a Rockhopper 29er this week. I rode most everything out there with my 8 year old son today, and I can say everything I have read about 29ers was true. I was able to stay in the saddle and crank up some of the narlyist sections with those big 29s. I drank the 29er koolaid and it is good!:thumbsup:
 

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Small block 8's are pretty good for dry conditions and very fast.

I typically run a Nevegal/Big Betty Combo most of the time though (but they can be heavy and slow).
 

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I third on SB8's.

They're my favorite Texas trail tire. I ran them on my old bike (26) and found no problems on ANY trails in TX. + they lighten up a wheelset nicely.

That being said new tires being pretty low on my list of things to purchase I am running Panaracer Rampages (29er) and love em'. High volume eats up the small stuff and Fox takes care of the rest.
 

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Well, I live just up the road from JBP and ride there several times a week. I run tubeless pythons on both my 29er and 26er. Almost all my friends run the same. I think it's the perfect tire. It is extremely sensitive to pressure, however, especially tubeless. A couple of psi make all the difference in the world for handling.
 

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My overwhelming fear of spiders prevents me from riding jack brooks...

I already had a run in with those things out in Armand Bayou...found myself in the forest amongst hundreds of thousands of the biggest spiders ive seen in texas.
 

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Speaking of Brooks makes me ill. They are the worst customer-oriented company in the cycling business I have ever encountered. They refused to recondition or refund my $350 Ti saddle when it deformed due to excessive sweat exposure. In Texas. Friends, Lance and I ride ride the same darn trails and routes in Austin as everyone else.

Brookes is a broken company with terrible customer relations. I implore your to do business with anyone else. FSA, Terry, and FSA come to mind as quality alternatives.


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