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Gotta say. I love these tires! Been running Exi's for awhile and caught the Rampages on sale at Jenson for $22.95. Bought them, put them on, rode on them today out at Casa Grande and couldn't believe how well they hooked up. I was most impressed with cornering. They stuck real well and I was able to pick up the speed going downhill with more confidence than when I was running the Exi's. Anyway, Great tire! Highly recommend them. :thumbsup:
 

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Read some good reports on the Rampage.

I liked the Specialized Resolution's so much on my Niner. I put the 26" version on my Turner. Would also suggest checking out the Resolution if you are in need of a great cornering fast rolling tire.
 

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Agreed...they are the perfect tire for my RIP9. Climb great, corner great, track well through whatever, including the loose, rocky sh*t. And durable - I have not pinch flatted with one yet.

I am also running a Rampage front on my SS, and will likely switch the back over also, once I exhaust some Ignitors and Exi's.
 

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Konapdlr said:
...caught the Rampages on sale at Jenson for $22.95... :thumbsup:
darn, i just went to jensonusa.com but they're $31.99 and they don't have them in stock. you sure it was jenson?:rolleyes: :)
 

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kaboose said:
darn, i just went to jensonusa.com but they're $31.99 and they don't have them in stock. you sure it was jenson?:rolleyes: :)
Yeah, sorry, it was Pricepoint. I have Jenson in my head because they are shipping the Salsa Mariache complete for free!!! (no, I am not getting one).
 

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they were great on goat camp and i've since converted them to stans tubeless. course those small blocks look nice too....
 

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I have been running them on my GF Sugar 293 for 2 months now and love them. Great float over the sandy wash areas around here.

YuriB, any details on your stans tubeless conversion? I'm running a wide WTB rim, (28mm?) and have been told that stans was no good for this setup.
 

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YuriB said:
they were great on goat camp and i've since converted them to stans tubeless. course those small blocks look nice too....
I have a Small Block 8 on the rear of my Titus. It's been an AWESOME tire thus far. Low rolling resistance and outstanding grip. I never had any slippage issues on the Quad Bypass ride this weekend, even in the loose crappy stuff. It's grip belies the small but tight tread pattern.

Another guy on the ride had the Small Block 8 on both front and rear and he said it was awesome. I have a Nevegal on the front and am unimpressed thus far. Next tire on the front may have to be a Rampage or Small Block 8.

Thx...Doug
 

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OverTheHillInAz said:
I have been running them on my GF Sugar 293 for 2 months now and love them. Great float over the sandy wash areas around here.

YuriB, any details on your stans tubeless conversion? I'm running a wide WTB rim, (28mm?) and have been told that stans was no good for this setup.
i've got no info on the WTB rims. i've got mavic a719 rims and followed the instructions on the stan's website.
there is a pretty good tubless thread over in the 29er forum. search something like "share successfull tubeless" or "tubeless conversion" and check the stans website.
it ain't cheap when you factor in new tires but if it holds up it'll be priceless and you'll glean enough knowledge to possibly do it cheaper next time.
 

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Y'all haven't tried Nevegals yet have ya?

That's okay, I haven't tried the Rampages either, but see no need for anything more in a tire after the Neves. They save my bacon about once every ride.

Love the extra sticky side treads, and hope I don't start to lose knobs.
 

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Y'all haven't tried Nevegals yet have ya?

That's okay, I haven't tried the Rampages either, but see no need for anything more in a tire after the Neves. They save my bacon about once every ride.

Love the extra sticky side treads, and hope I don't start to lose knobs.
I think everybody and their brother in the AZ desert has had Nevegals at one time or another in their MTB lives. I run a Nevegal 2.35 as my front tire and so far I am unimpressed. As big and widely spaced as the knobbies are, traction should be better. The tire slides out too quickly, but at least it doesn't lose all traction when it goes. As a front tire, I still like the Mutano 2.4's better.

Reviews from others on the Nevegal have been iffy as well -- decent to good traction but crappy durability. Most complain about knobbies ripping off. So far I haven't had that happen to me...

Thx...Doug
 

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for sure durability can be an issue, dam the nevagals hate any road work at all. Sometimes you have no option, but they pack a sad real quick...
 

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I think everybody and their brother in the AZ desert has had Nevegals at one time or another in their MTB lives.
Reviews from others on the Nevegal have been iffy as well -- decent to good traction but crappy durability. Most complain about knobbies ripping off. So far I haven't had that happen to me...

Thx...Doug
I thought this discussion was about 29er tires. I never tried the small version of the Neve, but the 29er version is by far the best 29er tire I have tried.

I guess there is a small block 8 out for 29ers now, however, so it sounds worth a look.
 
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