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What tire are you guys rolling on for single track trails? I'm not talking about any stunts or anything like that just standard trails. Although what do you use for stunts?
 

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I never liked anything more than the offerings from Continental. Never liked anything less than the offerings from Panaracer.

But this is one of those things where everyone will have differing opinons.. its like asking about saddles.. the best one is the one that works for you.

*Just dropped the kids off at the pool and was thinking that Specialized Enduro's are nice around here too. Have an aggressive bite but small enough not to roll on corners and spaced out enough not to trap mud too much. A good compromise tire.
 

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Toddski8 said:
What tire are you guys rolling on for single track trails? I'm not talking about any stunts or anything like that just standard trails. Although what do you use for stunts?
I'm of the Weirwolf cult.

I rode my singlespeed today. God did that feel good.
 

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you know .... I love the panaracers the 2.3 FireDh pro's..... I use a panaracer front and a wtb weirwolf rear... I ride alot of wet/roots stuff up in maine here.... works great IMO
 

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Hmm, the Kenda Small Block Eights are surprising the hell out of me lately. The roll like the devil and grip tenaciously. Raced with them in the mud at Clifford park and had no problems. I have Fat Alberts on my Heckler but I will likely pick up a pair of Nevegal 2.1 DTC. The stick-e on the outside of the tire helps tremendously in the wet while the center is very fast rolling. RetardedKevin commented on the Weir LT a couple weeks ago. He rides those on everything with great results. For stunts, I would go as sticky as you can get.
 

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I have been liking the Wierwolf LT's in a 2.5 on my prophet. They are fast and corner amazingly well. But being that they have a small close together treads pattern, they make me pay attention in the wet and mud.

With the amount of rain new england has been getting, you could change your tires every other ride. But I prefer fast to grippy in the wet.
 

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I've been on the Maxxis band wagon for years now.

Run 2.35 Mobsters F&R on my Heckler.

2.5 High Roller F, 2.35 MoFo R on my Weasel

2.7 Mobster F, 2.7 High Roller rear on my Big Hit

Of course all Maxxis tires measure narrower than their stated size.

The old Michelin Hot S tires were the best performing tire I've ever ridden, but they had very thin sidewalls and I flatted like crazy. I still have them in my garage and they have lots of tears in the sidewalls.

Michelin uses the same tread pattern on the newer XCR X'treme with some new flatproof technology mumbo jumbo, but I ordered a set and they were just like the old Hot S tires. THIN sidewalls. I returned then instantly. It's too bad cuz tread wise those tires were spot on.

I hate flatting with a passion.
 

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You liked the Hot S for new england? They worked great for Virginia, but I gave a brand new set away once I got back up here. They simply spun out on anything wet AND the sidewalls sucked. The best all around performer I have used is the nev stick-e. But they roll slow on fast group rides. I am going to pick up a set of DTCs and call it good.
 

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You liked the Hot S for new england? They worked great for Virginia, but I gave a brand new set away once I got back up here. They simply spun out on anything wet AND the sidewalls sucked. The best all around performer I have used is the nev stick-e. But they roll slow on fast group rides. I am going to pick up a set of DTCs and call it good.
Yeah I did actually. Maybe I never ran them in the wet stuff enough to see that downfall.

AND......the sidewalls suck!:D

Maybe the steel bead version is better. I try to avoid all folding bead tires now.
 

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I'm of the Weirwolf cult.

I rode my singlespeed today. God did that feel good.
Me too. The Weirwolfs work great IMO for the rocky, rooty and often times slick trails around here in NH and New Englnad in general. They roll pretty fast and hook up great in all conditions.
 

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I haven't found anything I like better than Continental Vertical Pro. They're 2.3, come in a heavier sidewall version, and can be had in UST.
The UST sidewalls seem to be more delicate than the non-UST protection model of yesteryear.

-Adam
 

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My experience is that Kenda Nevegals with the sticky compound offer more traction on on both wet and dry dirt, roots and rocks than anything else that I have ever tried and I guess I've tried a few tires over the last two decades. I loved them in Hawaii and still love them here in NH (just moved here). They certainly aren't the fastest tires although the ramped design may prevent them from being even slower. Also, they wear out pretty quickly on the rear. I ran the 2.1 on the rear and the 2.35 on the front. I've since worn out the rear and replaced it with a Specialized Roll-X Pro 2.0 dual compound which is faster but not quite as tacky as the Kenda.

All tires have good points and bad points but, in my experience, the sticky nevegals can be regarded as the ultimate in traction.

I'd like to try the dual compound (DTC) on the rear.
 

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old school

I am still running new "old" tread, even on the new rig. We ride alot of primitive trails here around Mount Snow and the old style kevlar Smokes in the rear and Velociraptors in the front have been bombproof. they still can be had and often pretty cheap. I ran them converted on the older racing hardtail, but haven't bother on the new suspension rig. They feel fast enough and certainly aren't the reason I don't zoom up the hill. Darn agressive tread that works well in the soft, rooty, rocky, loose organic, ... I ean the Nevegals were all right...
 
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