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Hi everyone

I searched this thread but couldnt find a 'perfect' answer to my q so please beare with me.

I need some XC/trail friedly tyres to handle the slippery conditions here in Taiwan. A lot of the trails are connected by roads as well so I need some that handles rooty, rutty and slippery dirt trails but also hook up ok when I am training/ hitting the roads.

I love Kendas and was thinking Nevegals or Blue Groove. Thoughts and advice welcome. Thanks.

Chris
 

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ChrisFFTA said:
Hi everyone

I searched this thread but couldnt find a 'perfect' answer to my q so please beare with me.

I need some XC/trail friedly tyres to handle the slippery conditions here in Taiwan. A lot of the trails are connected by roads as well so I need some that handles rooty, rutty and slippery dirt trails but also hook up ok when I am training/ hitting the roads.

I love Kendas and was thinking Nevegals or Blue Groove. Thoughts and advice welcome. Thanks.

Chris
There is no magic tire that works on wet dirt/roots and roads too.

If you alternate trails and roads a lot, it would make sense to pick up a spare pair of wheels, so you can switch them quickly for the ride you're doing (then you can have more specific tires mounted).

Blue Groove (sticky) on the front, Nevegal DTC rear, might be a combo that will be ok on the road, and very good on the trail conditions you describe (as long as it's not heavy mud). I say DTC rear because sticky rubber on the rear won't last with some road riding.
 

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fsrxc said:
There is no magic tire that works on wet dirt/roots and roads too.

If you alternate trails and roads a lot, it would make sense to pick up a spare pair of wheels, so you can switch them quickly for the ride you're doing (then you can have more specific tires mounted).

Blue Groove (sticky) on the front, Nevegal DTC rear, might be a combo that will be ok on the road, and very good on the trail conditions you describe (as long as it's not heavy mud). I say DTC rear because sticky rubber on the rear won't last with some road riding.
Thats a good combo or put a nevegal with stick-e in front.
 

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giant alameda rider said:
Thats a good combo or put a nevegal with stick-e in front.
In the 2.5 size I like the BG better than the Nev on the front (except really loose conditions), and I find the BG sticks to wet roots/rocks just as well. Maybe the 1.95 and 2.1 Nev tread pattern is a bit smaller, but the BG is better suited to hardpack anyway.
 
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