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I'm putting together a quick xmas list for my family and a set of 29er tires is one item that will be on it. I currently have the Bontrager Jones XR 2.25's that came on my Paragon and I also got a set of 2.1 IRC Mythos XC2's. I think I may need a fast roller like Nano's or the Maxxis Ignitor's. These are going to be my summer, dry condition tires. I like the Mythos for wet conditions and the Jones, well, I only rode them once since I got the bike (Thanksgiving) and decided that I needed more bite with the Mythos. Do the Ignitors roll as well as Nanos? Also, do they hook up better than Nanos? My only issue with the Nano is hook up while cornering. Any other suggestions will be welcome.

Anyone use the Park Tool cyclone chain cleaner? I have been using a mason jar and mineral spirits for the last few years but have always been interested in this gadget.

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MOMBIOUSHIBACHI said:
Anyone use the Park Tool cyclone chain cleaner? I have been using a mason jar and mineral spirits for the last few years but have always been interested in this gadget.

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The Park chain cleaner works great. I'd recommend getting it separately from the "kit" it comes with and using Simple Green.

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MOMBIOUSHIBACHI said:
Do the Ignitors roll as well as Nanos? Also, do they hook up better than Nanos? My only issue with the Nano is hook up while cornering. Any other suggestions will be welcome.

Anyone use the Park Tool cyclone chain cleaner? I have been using a mason jar and mineral spirits for the last few years but have always been interested in this gadget.
I'm not a fan of the chain cleaner. It's messy to use, and only marginally easier than removing your chain and soaking it.

I haven't used the Ignitor, but it's hard to imagine anything rolls as well as a nanoraptor. Road tires aren't much smoother. They may not be the best choice for mud or gravel, but the short knobs don't fold or walk on rocks, wood, pavement or hard stuff.
 

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MOMBIOUSHIBACHI said:
I'm putting together a quick xmas list for my family and a set of 29er tires is one item that will be on it. I currently have the Bontrager Jones XR 2.25's that came on my Paragon and I also got a set of 2.1 IRC Mythos XC2's. I think I may need a fast roller like Nano's or the Maxxis Ignitor's. These are going to be my summer, dry condition tires. I like the Mythos for wet conditions and the Jones, well, I only rode them once since I got the bike (Thanksgiving) and decided that I needed more bite with the Mythos. Do the Ignitors roll as well as Nanos? Also, do they hook up better than Nanos? My only issue with the Nano is hook up while cornering. Any other suggestions will be welcome.

Anyone use the Park Tool cyclone chain cleaner? I have been using a mason jar and mineral spirits for the last few years but have always been interested in this gadget.

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I've found the Ignitor to work very well in almost any condition I've tried it in, though I didn't think it had anywhere near as much traction as a rear tire compared with my usual standby, the Klaw. I'm starting to think the Ignitor might be my all-around, year-round front tire. Lotsmore bite in most conditions than the Nanoraptor (full disclosure: a tire I am not a fan of, contrary to many on this forum). Also definitely slower rolling than the Nano, but still a tad faster than most other full-knob tires.
 

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I own this, the Park, and the Finish Line. Although probably the most toxic, the WL blasts the crap easily off.

I've been swapping back and forth between Nano/Ignitor. Ideally the Ignitor up front, Nano in rear - but I find myself running Nano F/R because they roll faster on the pavement and I've been riding to the trailhead and to work on the mtb a lot lately...
 
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