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:) Would like some advice on tires for summer (dry) riding here in AZ; don't like what I am running now and want to go wider/more aggressive. Like to go fast so good turn handling is important to me. Can probably handle up to 2.35, have been looking at Kenda Nevagals.... what do you guys like? Think Tr 100, Sedona stuff (Llama, Horsetail, Templeton) no big drops or air, just all 'round rocky-bumpy-sharp-sandy stuff like you find everywhere out here. Prefer tubes to slime if that matters. Grazzi!
 

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Ive got the Kenda Nevegal in front and Kenda SB8's on the back, and I love the setup. I used to have Nevegal on back as well and once I switched to the SB8's I seemed to go even faster, handling was definitely improved and believe it or not traction seemed to be just as good if not better with the SB8's. They look like a little BMX tire tread but you'd be surprised at how well they grip, I sure was!
 

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Maxxis are the best! Or I ride Intense tires on my hard tail and the are super great for the dry trails!
 

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Maxxis Minions.
Go see Dave at The Fat Tire Bike Shop in uptown Sedona. He can really help out with the setup for riding in N. Az.
 

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Thanks!

I've got Kenda in front so maybe it would make sense to run that in back too - I will check all these out. Thanks for the suggestions!!!
 

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spinnergirl said:
I've got Kenda in front so maybe it would make sense to run that in back too - I will check all these out. Thanks for the suggestions!!!
Nevegal is great for front, but honestly, now Im running the SB8's in back, I doubt I will ever go back to Nevegal in the back.
 

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I use Maxxis on the front and almost anything is fine on the back. 2.35 on front and 2.2 rear. Wider tire in front improves steering. Don't use a Panaracer Fire on the front, the side knobs stick out too far and mess with cornering. But I do use a Panaracer Cinder on the back for great traction climbing, but a bit heavy.
 

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Thats a good joke right ;)
We will find out when someone actually tries them out. I hear it is going to rain this weekend at Pinetop.
 

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For the lowlands in the summer, I like a WTB Weirwolf up front (2.35)....but will remove it for something with less aggressive side knobs if I'm going to be doing anything slabby/edging (sedona, SoMo). They work great for loose over hard and loose all around, but the side knobs are too grabby on real rocky stuff. For the rocky stuff, I've been running the Nevegal up front and am happy with it....but they roll slower IMO....prolly due to the DTC composition (that stuff is very soft and compliant....both good and bad)


For the rear, I was a fan of the WTB MutanoRaptor (2.4)...and still am, but am experimenting with a GEAX saguaro (2.2)at the moment....so far, so good. Only qualms is that it's heavier than the MutanoRaptor in a 2.4...but it seems like it will last longer due to a dense tread composition.

As for the recommendations for the Maxxis Ignitor...I can't respond due to no personal experience, but I've been eying it for quite some time as my next tire to try based upon research on this forum, other comments and the look of the tread.

Good luck
 

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We will find out when someone actually tries them out. I hear it is going to rain this weekend at Pinetop.
The OP was looking for a tire for AZ's dry and dusty trails not muddy wet/rainy pinetop weather.
 

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For the lowlands in the summer, I like a WTB Weirwolf up front (2.35)....but will remove it for something with less aggressive side knobs if I'm going to be doing anything slabby/edging (sedona, SoMo). They work great for loose over hard and loose all around, but the side knobs are too grabby on real rocky stuff. For the rocky stuff, I've been running the Nevegal up front and am happy with it....but they roll slower IMO....prolly due to the DTC composition (that stuff is very soft and compliant....both good and bad)

For the rear, I was a fan of the WTB MutanoRaptor (2.4)...and still am, but am experimenting with a GEAX saguaro (2.2)at the moment....so far, so good. Only qualms is that it's heavier than the MutanoRaptor in a 2.4...but it seems like it will last longer due to a dense tread composition.

As for the recommendations for the Maxxis Ignitor...I can't respond due to no personal experience, but I've been eying it for quite some time as my next tire to try based upon research on this forum, other comments and the look of the tread.

Good luck
I love the Ignitors on 29er rigid... awesome grip, especially out of the saddle on the loose stuff. I only wish the 29" version had a tad more volume, like the Exiwolfs.
 
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