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Hi,

Was riding Minion (2.35) front and Ardent (2.25) rear and they are worn.

Wanted to switch to ust for a trip to Humboldt. Usually ride forest, rocks, roots, and like to be stable dropping down stuff. (locally, ride Skegg's and Demo).

I got a lbs selection of Specialized Purgatory ust, Clutch 2bliss, Chunders, and Maxxi high roller ust, etc.

Was thinking high roller 2.35 ust front and purgatory ust 2.2 rear, but high roller is thinner looking than the minions, and wondering about using a 2.35 Clutch instead (def wider).

Anyway, I know it's all subjective, but opinions?? Thx...
 

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I know this isn't on your list, but I don't know much about High Rollers and a buddy keeps tearing his Specialized tires. Sooooo, does your LBS or another nearby shop have WTB tires? If so, take a look at them. I have had real good luck with their tires. I had the older weirwolf on the rear that worked really well. Another riding buddy is really liking the New WW on the front. The WW2.55lt works great as a high volume fast roller in dry stuff (awesome on the rear if you have the clearance). The Stout is a pretty sweet AM front tire although its discontinued. The Wolverine is a pretty good all conditions tire on the front or rear, I have this on the rear now and a buddy is running this F/R and loving it. The new Mutano is working great for me as a front tire right now. I am from the Sacramento area so I ride similar stuff to what you are talking about. I am an XC type rider with a little AM thrown in.
 

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Cool, thanks for the feedback, they do carry WTB, need to check ust options in that line.

(I don't have quite the skill-set of Mark Weir, but the weirwolf sounds like an interesting tire)

By the way, my parents currently live in Roseville, any suggestions of where to ride locally next time I visit them (I don't know the area well, never ridden there)...
 

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i recently went from 2.35 minion dhf's fr and rr to the 2.35 clutch 2-bliss fr and purgatory 2.2 2-bliss rr. very happy with them both and i did a little comparison in the forums. search my username for 'clutch' or 'purgatory' and you'll find it.

also the 2.35 clutch fr w/a 2.35 high roller rr would be a good combo imo.
 

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Cool, thanks for the feedback, they do carry WTB, need to check ust options in that line.

(I don't have quite the skill-set of Mark Weir, but the weirwolf sounds like an interesting tire)

By the way, my parents currently live in Roseville, any suggestions of where to ride locally next time I visit them (I don't know the area well, never ridden there)...
The best and closest places that I ride from here are Auburn SRA, Granite Bay/Folsom Lake, and Salmon Falls/Sweetwater.

Shoot me a PM when you are in the area and I might be able to show you around.
 

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[QUOTE='size]i recently went from 2.35 minion dhf's fr and rr to the 2.35 clutch 2-bliss fr and purgatory 2.2 2-bliss rr. very happy with them both and i did a little comparison in the forums. search my username for 'clutch' or 'purgatory' and you'll find it.

also the 2.35 clutch fr w/a 2.35 high roller rr would be a good combo imo.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, I've heard good things about the Clutch, harder to find at stores than the Purgatory, but that's what online ordering is for...
 

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I personally ride Kenda Nevegal in the front and am trying the wierwolf in the back, it rolls great but i have found that its traction in turns and loose terrain can be questionable, seems to slide out far too easily with just a light application of the break.
 
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