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After riding the auburn SRA this past week, Im starting to think I may need a different front tire for the wetter, slimyer ? slimier? eh slippery conditions of mud over hard to just mud. Ive been running a Wierwolf 2.55lt tubeless up front and have loved it in everything ive ridden until last week. It was still ok but Im looking to give something else a try. After my experience with WTB tires, I really like them and would stay with them if possible but am certainly open minded and will try other brands for sure. So far im looking at a few different tires and was wondering if you guys had experience with them. Im looking for something with a high volume (if possible) that I can run tubeless.
Ive started looking at the
Wierwolf 2.5,
WTB stout
WTB Timberwolf
Mutanoraptor (do they make a 2.4?),
Maxxis ardent,
Maxxis swampthing (is this too heavy for XCish riding?),
Continental Mountain King
Panaracer Fire 2.4
UPDATE: Conti Rain King-anyone tried it?

Thanks guys for the input and suggestions
 

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ExiWolf

Those small knobs really have some bite. I raced all year on 1.95s. Mud, velcro, decomposed granite over hard, sand, it's all good. Works great with Stans @ 30 PSI.
 

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The WTB Weirwolfs tends to pack mud a bit.

I run 2.3 Kenda Nevegal up front and 2.1 Weirwolf in the back. Usually after a ride, the Kenda is decently clean but the Weirwolf is just packed with mud.

In really clay like mud condition, both of these packed up too much.

I heard really good things about the Conti. Mountain King. And at about 6 hundred grams for a 2.4 size?? they are really light.
 

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Contact "The Law" with all tire-related questions. She is, far and away, the most knowledgeable person on this site when it comes to tires.

She knows everything. She wears tire jerseys.

I even heard her recommend specific colors when details were required.

She be the Tire Guru:D
 

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Nevegals work well in the wet, the Mountain Kings are supposed to be really good - I like the Specialized Resolutions (My fave on the front) and the Michelin AT in a 2.2 is a good tire in most muddy conditions. You want a tire that has decently tall knobs, ideally with a bit of a tapered shape and spaced apart reasonably. A rounder profile helps it dig in and push the softer mud out of the way IMO. The Weirwolfs and Mutanoraptors have small knobs that are fairly close, and they pack up when it gets really mucky . The tire is wide and flat enough on the top that it "floats" on top of the soft or sticky part of the muck, and doesn't get much bite. The Stout and Velociraptors both should be good, but will probably pick up a lot of mud, and the tire gets heavy. If it's not too rocky where you are, narrower section tires will dig in better, but may not give as much grip or rim protection on rocks. Most "mud-specific tires" are narrower with widely spaced knobs. Look in the reviews and see what people say. Some of the Maxxis tires (High Roller, ADvantage, and esp the Medusa) should work well in mud. I live in the East Bay where our clay-based soil is bad when wet. 37 years previous in San Diego, where the clay can be even worse than up here, gave me some experience in mud tires. Don't have to use them too much down there, but for the month or two that you do, it was critical! What are the other people on the trail running succesfully where you ride?
 
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Melt

The search feature is pretty dang accurate.
 

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Thinking the thin sidewall is suspect for the Continental MK weight savings. Been holding my breath waiting for a side wall tear in a rock garden, but none yet. And rated as a 2.4 they look smaller when held up to other '2.4s'.
 

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mtbkr90 said:
I just searched for douche bag and got this:

Melt

The search feature is pretty dang accurate.
way to swing on the nuts of the original poster .... maybe if you frequented this forum more you would actually see this topic pop up quite often, and would know by now what winter tires to ride

or you could just accept the fact that the reason you slide around is the trails are slick, your tires are bald, you are a shitty mountain biker, or in your case all three.

get bent.
 
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