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Hi, I'm looking for good, all around tires for my 05 Stumpy FSR comp... Looking for something that can handle loose stuff & a little mud better than my stock Resolutions with good roll. A lighter tire is a big bonus. Is the PRO version much better?

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Schwalbe nobby nic if you can find some. Come in 2.1 and 2.25 flavours. I am running them with stans on my old stumpjumper fs and alson on my new enduro sl. Replaced the Resolution Pros on the Enduro - didn't rate the resolutions at all. The nobby nics are far lighter and have superior grip (triple compound) in all conditions.

Second choice is Kenda Nevagals, slightly better grip but a bit heavier.
 

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I have also been wanting to try the Nobby Nic, but i have been more than thrilled with my Hutchinson Spiders in the wet, rocky, rooty stuff we have here in Southwestern, PA. I run the 2.1 on my Epic and the 2.3 on my Enduro. They hook up awesome, and they even work well on for the 2 weeks or so that our trails are actually dry!
 

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I was wondering the same thing myself. Thanks for asking the question. Anyone else have tire recommendations?

Thanks for the info guys!
 

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Just started running Racing Ralphs on my FSR.. Will let you know as I blew a tube on the first outing. Will have to get the Stans setup working I think.. :rolleyes:
 

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I've run Nevegals, Nobby Nics, and Crossmarks in the last 11 months. For racing the Crossmarks and Nobby Nics are my choice. Each have a lighter weight than the Nevegal, the Nobby Nics shed mud and had well on loose pack. The Crossmarks are strong on hard pack and single track, they don't handle mud well. The Nevegal is my favorite trail or all mountain, along with Nobby Nic. The Kenda has great manners in all conditions, very the size to shed more mud, 2.35 is great for all mountain. Cheers
 

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I am in SE AZ, and had the Resolution Pros in tubed and tubeless (they used to be different with their transition lugs). The tubed ones were alright, but the tubeless ones are dangerous in my kind of riding. I am riding a Roll X in the rear and a Fast Trak up front and they are both pretty good. I am using them in UST, and they tolerate rocks really well while not washing out super easy like the Resolution Pro UST did. I might consider the Knobby Nic, but I had a Roll X S-Works and it got cut on the second ride, so I don't know if I can use lighter tire casings like that.
 

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I like Roll X Pro's

I've been running them for years here in Central New York. I have had a few issues with punctures in the tread that Stan's couldn't seal.

Anyway, for my 06 Stumpy FSR, they work very well, seem to hold up well running low pressure's-34-36psi depending on trail and conditions. They are a very respectable 560ish grams, and wear very well.

I've been a fan of the Roll X's for about 5 years. The Nevegals are very popular around here, but I run a 2.0, and the nearest Nevegal is just too damn heavy for me to consider.
 

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I am in SE AZ, and had the Resolution Pros in tubed and tubeless (they used to be different with their transition lugs). The tubed ones were alright, but the tubeless ones are dangerous in my kind of riding. I am riding a Roll X in the rear and a Fast Trak up front and they are both pretty good. I am using them in UST, and they tolerate rocks really well while not washing out super easy like the Resolution Pro UST did. I might consider the Knobby Nic, but I had a Roll X S-Works and it got cut on the second ride, so I don't know if I can use lighter tire casings like that.
You're running the fast trak in the back and roll x up front? Seems backwards to me. Wouldn't you want MORE traction up front with a faster rolling rear? Dunno, thats what I do, and that combo is what I plan to run next. Currently, the dry hardpack conditions of the CA Bay Area call for my nev 2.1 up front and 2.1 small block 8 in the rear.
 

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I got some 2" tubed Spiders from Greenfish (great deal). I installed the front tire last night and it seems considerably thinner than my old Adrenaline/Resolutions (2" also but look more like 2.5" in comparison). The look of the tire itself takes a bit of getting used to as well. It seems to have a very soft compound and have a very thin casing. I'm not overly concerned since they were only $12 a pop. If weather permits, I'll report back after I get some pedal time this wknd.

Thanks again for all of your suggestions.
 
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