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I need a new rear tire for giant reign!
for hard pack trail ridesand all mountain and pavment!
What would you suggest! with a resonable price!
 

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Tire forums tend to pick the Hutchinson Spyder and I see the Geax Sturdy pop up alot.
courtesy of Shiggy and Eddie Jones. I bought two sets of Spyders. I am about to try them out.
 

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You may want to check out the Kenda Small Block 8 for a rear tire. I wouldn't run it up in the front but I have had good luck with it in the rear so far. Hooks up very well on the dry stuff, especially for steep climbs.
 

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doug4sail said:
Tire forums tend to pick the Hutchinson Spyder and I see the Geax Sturdy pop up alot.
courtesy of Shiggy and Eddie Jones. I bought two sets of Spyders. I am about to try them out.
Not for pavement. I usually suggest two sets of tires.
 

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Well those shwabable tires are way to expensive!
They also rate the Panaracer Rampage well! What do you guys think of that?
Should i go with 2.1 or 2.35 in the back?
 

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For the hardpack trails that I ride to on the street, WTB's Mutano 2.4's work well, roll fast w/ enough grip for the job. Ran the 2.24's at Mammoth last week, worked well there, smaller casing with a more aggressive tread. Both these are always on sale somewhere...
 

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Where can you find the Spyders? I am going back & forth between those and the Rampages.... I want an all coniditions trails tire and both seem like the trick..... (I run $10 Kenda Krisp slicks on my hardtail that work just fine for street riding.)

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I found them at Price Point $20... Spiders... :)
 

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Spider wears quickly on the rear on the road. I saw visible wear after a few rides from home on roads to a nearby trail. Should be fine on the front, since wear is less of an issue.

For the rear maybe try a Python, or Michelin XC Dry. Not bad on trails and will wear and roll better on the road, plus they can be found fairly cheap too.
 

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I used to run the old Panarancer Smoke and Dart in the 90s and really like those tires. I am leaning toward the Rampage for the kind of terrain I ride here in AK. Lots of choices out there!!!
 

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If you're doing some aggressive riding, 2.25 or 2.35 is the way to go. Unfortunately for some, the UST offerings in that size are in short supply though I bet 2008 will see a lot more companies offering 2.3 size UST tires in the popular models. For example, I would have loved to use the Rampage but at 2.1, I'll skip it, use Schwalbe or Geax, and try the Rampage when it comes out in 2.25/2.3/2.35.

If you run tubes, try the 2.35 Rampage. It looks like a good tread.
 
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