Thanks for the info on the Vigilante. Sounds like the wrong tire.The vigilante will be better suited to places with soil, loam. It will handle dry rocky but there are better options. Expect slower rolling and maybe some lug squirm compared to your current tires. I would prefer the butcher/purg combo than the vigilante for N AZ. Some other options that are excellent dry tires: either of the minions, and michelin wild rock'r2. If you like WTB the trail boss would be a good AZ tire. Check that link I posted. They usually have a good selection and good deals on 26" tires.
Yeah, I would prefer another set of 26" Butcher/Purgatory tires but the LBS does not have them (only 27.5 and 29) and the Specialized web site does not even list those tires in 26" -- only larger sizes.
The WTB site shows the 26" Trail Boss is Sold Out. Amazon has them in stock. Can I use the same tire in both front and rear?
I'll do more research. Or maybe I'll buy a new 27.5" bike. Oh, wait, those are hard to get, too ;-)
This link? I could not find any WTB tires/tyres on that site.