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Looks like E13 released a flurry of new rubber, Im still on their Gen 1 TRS+ tire, which I love for a front tire(Traction and durability)

They release 3 new tires, All of which are 2.4 and available in 27er or 29er and mostly available with 3 compounds: MoPo, Race, or Plus
All-Terrain / Gen 3 / Trail

All-Terrain / Gen 3 / Enduro

All-Terrain / Gen 3 / Downhill

See one review: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/review-ethirteens-fun-and-fast-rolling-tire-combo.html

But really looking for any real world feedback

Im thinking: Trail with Race compound on front with Enduro with Plus compound on the rear
 

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I just put an AT trail plus on my front(Stans Arch) Hands down the hardest time I've ever had mounting a tire. 2 tire levers needed vs. Zero levers for the previous E 13 plus.

Riding tomorrow PM and will report back
 

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I just put an AT trail plus on my front(Stans Arch) Hands down the hardest time I've ever had mounting a tire. 2 tire levers needed vs. Zero levers for the previous E 13 plus.

Riding tomorrow PM and will report back
Interesting on the mounting, sounds like mounting Magic Marys

Looking forward to your feedback, share the type of terrain that you're riding too?
 

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Definitely would like to hear a Gen 1&2 comparison.
Both gen 1&2 were straight AWESOME front tires imo.

Visualy looks like gen 3 is quite a bit different, especially the side lugs. Hopefully it's faster, brakes better, a bit more compliant but still has unflappable cornering, off camber, traction, & tracks like an arrow. Tall tall order.
 

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Definitely would like to hear a Gen 1&2 comparison.
Both gen 1&2 were straight AWESOME front tires imo.

Visualy looks like gen 3 is quite a bit different, especially the side lugs. Hopefully it's faster, brakes better, a bit more compliant but still has unflappable cornering, off camber, traction, & tracks like an arrow. Tall tall order.
You and me both, I'm interested in how the flatness of the old lugs is lost on the new one and it has become more rounded.

Which tires did you run? TRS + or Race as your front? Was there a noticeable difference between each for RR and traction? Im tempted to run the Race as the winter front
 

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You and me both, I'm interested in how the flatness of the old lugs is lost on the new one and it has become more rounded.

Which tires did you run? TRS + or Race as your front? Was there a noticeable difference between each for RR and traction? Im tempted to run the Race as the winter front
Race is definitely stickier, slower, and wears noticeably faster. While I do plenty of sloppy spring/fall riding, I don't ride through the winter so can't speak to it's winter capabilities.
 

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Here's my initial report. TRS+ AT 27.5 front @ 28PSI, Nobby Nic rear @ 30PSI. Stans Arch MKIII, stans race sealant New England rocky, rooty stuff. A little fire road, a few shortish baby head downhills, not allot of berm/flow stuff. DRY.

I ran the previous version as a front, same PSI, sealant, rear.

So far, the AT version seems improved in all regards, faster rolling, stouter sidewalls, grip. Life changing different? No, but absolutely worth the change, despite being a pain in the ass to mount. If I had to isolate a few of the more distinct differences between the two versions, I'd say the AT, has a definite stouter feeling, which is saying something since the previous version felt fairly stout. I also noticed a faster roll. I'll chalk some of this to 1st ride on new rubber enthusiasm, but I think there's more than that. My next ride will be at slightly lower PSI.
 

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I'm running a Gen3 Enduro MoPo front and a SS Enduro Race rear. Gen3 Enduro Race as backup.

MoPo front is amazing, so much grip. I am still messing around with air pressure and have run it from 19 - 23 psi. 27.5 Arc 30 with CushCore. My mechanic installed it using the trashcan method and had no problem. So far the tire is wearing well.

SS rear is replacing another SS I burned through this summer. Great tire for buffed out single track and flow trails at the bike park. Also surprisingly fine on tech. Above 24 psi the tread wore too much on the middle two nubs and not enough on the outer two nubs. 27.5 Spank 345 with CushCore. I mounted this one myself and only needed one lever. Key is to push the tire really deep on the opposite side when it gets tight.

My plan is to replace the SS rear with the Gen3 Enduro Race when the SS is done.
 

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A few thoughts on these.
Ive had all 3 versions.
Currently Running the enduro casing mopo.

They roll faster both v1&v2. The casing is awesome, 1200 gram tire. Exceptionally well damped. I’d say it excels in most dry and loamy conditions.

It’s terrible in the wet. The rubber compound is way too hard for wet roots and slick rock which is a bummer as the v1 was one of the best tires
In the wet. V2 was bad in the wet as well.
 

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A few thoughts on these.
Ive had all 3 versions.
Currently Running the enduro casing mopo.

They roll faster both v1&v2. The casing is awesome, 1200 gram tire. Exceptionally well damped. I'd say it excels in most dry and loamy conditions.

It's terrible in the wet. The rubber compound is way too hard for wet roots and slick rock which is a bummer as the v1 was one of the best tires
In the wet. V2 was bad in the wet as well.
That makes me sad as I need a new fall/winter tire....where are you located?
 

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Im mounting up a new MOPO front and new SS Race rear today. old version was my favorite front ever, ran a SS rear just cause the TRS front and rear was so damn slow rolling. if these roll significantly better it'd be sweet to be able to run a MOPO front and race or + rear and get some decent rolling.

I always found running the old version at pretty low PSI helped them keep cornering hard when you're really leaning the bike and pushing it hard, let the casing flex some and keep the side knobs on the ground, running harder pressure's they'd let go a little too easy at higher lean angles, hopefully the new versions a little better in that regard, I dont mind the low pressure in the front but the rear was super hard to get the pressure right to let it flex some and still avoid dings or completely folding the tire.
 

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with a 42 on the durometer, you'd be hard pressed to find a tire with a softer compound than MOPO.
That's what they call it, but the knobs themselves are nowhere near as flexible as say a Maxxis max grip, which is where a lot of traction on wet roots and rocks comes from.
I liked these tires in the dry well enough, but I'm back on the assegi and dhr2 maxgrip DH casing and happy in the wet once again.

I think it may have to do with how much reinforcement the side knobs themselves have. They are very stiff.
 
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