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I just finished building my new BMC fourstroke 02, Unfortunately, I can't get a 650 B to fit in the rear even with the Quasi Moto, but the 650 B in the front is working great. I am curious to see if anyone is running a Quasi Moto as a front tire. The Nevegal is working great, but it is pretty heavy. I am considering switching to a Quasi Moto or a Wolverine. Anybody out there running the Quasi as a front tire? if you are running one how is it handling? How is it holding up? What conditions are you riding one? We have mostly hardpack over loose rocks here in Austin. Any feedback would be appreciated before I order a new donut!! Thanks for the help.

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rocked a kenda blue groove for some time...also rode a quasi...both were comparable...rode both on hardpack black soil mixed with sand on river rock...

via eye and touch quasi and b groove are similar...rock the quasi and you will not be disappointed...
 

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Depending on soil

MadDuc916 said:
I just finished building my new BMC fourstroke 02, Unfortunately, I can't get a 650 B to fit in the rear even with the Quasi Moto, but the 650 B in the front is working great. I am curious to see if anyone is running a Quasi Moto as a front tire. The Nevegal is working great, but it is pretty heavy. I am considering switching to a Quasi Moto or a Wolverine. Anybody out there running the Quasi as a front tire? if you are running one how is it handling? How is it holding up? What conditions are you riding one? We have mostly hardpack over loose rocks here in Austin. Any feedback would be appreciated before I order a new donut!! Thanks for the help.

MadDuc916
I'd go Wolverine up front (when they come in anyway). I love my 26" version. Quasi may be a little too light on knobs for up front. YOMV though.
 

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MadDuc916 said:
I just finished building my new BMC fourstroke 02, Unfortunately, I can't get a 650 B to fit in the rear even with the Quasi Moto, but the 650 B in the front is working great. I am curious to see if anyone is running a Quasi Moto as a front tire. The Nevegal is working great, but it is pretty heavy. I am considering switching to a Quasi Moto or a Wolverine. Anybody out there running the Quasi as a front tire? if you are running one how is it handling? How is it holding up? What conditions are you riding one? We have mostly hardpack over loose rocks here in Austin. Any feedback would be appreciated before I order a new donut!! Thanks for the help.

MadDuc916
I have a BMC Trailfox01. Figured the rear would be nearly impossible to fit a 650B in the back. Good job on the front though. What kind of Fork are you using? Exact specs? Travel? Thx!
 

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650B Blue Groove?

Rode the 26" BG and loved it. recently sent kenda an e-mail begging um to offer the BG in 650B. Man what a fromt tire a 2.35 BG would be.
 

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Fox Fork

RBR,

I am running a 2009 Fox RLC120 on the front. I was running this in my previous HT with the 650B front and no issues. I have been running a Nevagal for the last 6 months, plenty of traction, great tire, just to darn heavy. I have'nt had an clearance issues, it has worked to perfection and really rolls over stuff better than the 26'er. Go with the Fox, you won't be disappointed. The 650 B helped the geometry on my BMC, it feels rock solid, while still being nimble enough in the tight and twisty's!! Hope this helps!

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jrm said:
Rode the 26" BG and loved it. recently sent kenda an e-mail begging um to offer the BG in 650B. Man what a fromt tire a 2.35 BG would be.
they do make BG in 2.35" for 26ers...and that would be sweet for a 650b version...!!!
 

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I've run the Quasi up front on my Ellsworth Truth (Fox Fork) with a 26" rear...found the Quasi to be a great choice for loosing some weight. At first, I was apprehensive that the Quasi would not hook up as well as the trusted NeoMoto, but found great trust in the Quasi's cornering ability after a few rides. I ran the Quaso mostly as a race tire...the only time I did not use it as a first choice in a race was on rough terrain where a larger volume tire (like a 2.3 NeoMoto) would help soak up bumps.
 

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good Feedback

Super E,

Thanks this is the kind of feedback I was looking for. I was hoping to get a review like this, I ordered the Quasi and after seeing the know size, I was concerned weather it would work on the front. After your review, I am going to give it a shot and see how it works. If it does'nt pan out, I will order the Wolverine. Thanks for the info, it sounds like it should be a good choice.

Happy Holidays!!

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Mofki,

Thanks for the input, I just got my Quaqsi and wil be mounting it up tonight! By the way nice ride, I really like the Scalpel, looks cool in Blk/white.:thumbsup:

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If you like the weight of Quasi but want more volume and grip, try the racing ralph 2.25 in 650b, I think it's great. Huge volume (almost as big as my nevegal 2.35 650), lightweight (mine weighed 510 grams), and plenty of grip. But they are pricey
 

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JMB123,

Thanks, if the Quasi does not work out, I will give it a try. I am just getting ready to mount the Quasi up tonight! I will post up once I get some rides in on it. Thanks to all for the imput and help.:thumbsup:

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jmb123 said:
If you like the weight of Quasi but want more volume and grip, try the racing ralph 2.25 in 650b, I think it's great. Huge volume (almost as big as my nevegal 2.35 650), lightweight (mine weighed 510 grams), and plenty of grip. But they are pricey
Dayum! That's light. My 2.35 Nev weighed 735g on an official scale. I just about had a cow, but for $32 at Universal, I can get two of them for one RR. I guess being cheap has it's price too.

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Thoughts on the Quasi front?

MadDuc916 said:
JMB123,

Thanks, if the Quasi does not work out, I will give it a try. I am just getting ready to mount the Quasi up tonight! I will post up once I get some rides in on it. Thanks to all for the imput and help.:thumbsup:

MadDuc916
Just wondering if you got it out on the dirt yet.
thx
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Nice Surprise

Guys,

I have had the Quasi Moto mounted up for about a week, I have ridden several very different trails running the tire on the front. At first the small 2.0 profile was a little strange to look at after having a 2.3 Nevegal on the front before. It has been pretty wet in Austin for the last month, so not much in the way of hardpack testing yet. Here is what I have found so far if you are interested:
Pro's

1) Quasi Moto rolls really well, much quicker and lighter than the Nevegal.

2) The knobs are small but they hold well, even in the mud and the wide spacing allows the tire to shed mud pretty quickly.

3) Rock's- Is working well on rock's, shale and even rock's over hardpack. ( This is relative since it has been wet so nothing is rock hard right now)

4) Root's- is works well on roots, anything that is really wet is a challenge, but I believe that to be te case for any tire.

5) Speed and Line- it holds it speed well and tracks on a line. I have hit several medium speed downhills and the tire holds a line well.

Con's

1) The only real issue I have had with the tire is running long off chamber trails. I am not sure the tire has a big enough profile to be really good on off chamber side hills.

2) Looks small after running a 2.3 bu I'm getting used to it.

I would recommend this tire for the conditions that I ride in day to day, roots, rocks, hardpack and lots of XC. No burps or flats to date, but it is early in the process. I have been running the tire at between 30-32 pounds and for my weight at 240 that is probably as low as I will go. Overall this is a really good tire for most terrain and if you can get past the 2.0 width, I think it would work for a lot of people. Definately a good option for the XC crowd, probably not the best AM choice due to the size.

Good Luck and Good Riding!
 
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