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Waiting for my first 650b frame to get here. As I wait so patiently, what is the best 650b tire out there?

Looking or a 2.35 tire, got baby head rocks on trails around here, and my fav. trail is always wet somewhere. Slapping these things on a hard tail, if that matters.


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Does the Pacestar compound make enough of a difference on the HD's to provide a decent lifespan? I tried a Pacestar Racing Ralph and the side knobs were peeling off after 2 months. I've been "HD curious", but the short lifespan I got from the RaRa with the supposedly more durable compound has scared me off. My trails are really tough on tires. Also ....HD's are only available in 2.25" with Pacestar, right?

I don't have any personal X-King experience, but they don't get very good reviews for riding in anything other than XC hardpack conditions.
 

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Im in decision mode on a set right now. I have loved Ardents - in 2.4 size on my 29er - which I just sold. the 2.25 kinda underwhelmed me for all over hookup compared to the 2.4....

So - stock build come w 2.25 frt/rr but thinking about the HRII on front, on both ends (2.3 rr, 2.4 frt) or Ardent 2.4 rr, HRII frt... so many decisions...

as your combo is that same I'm contemplating on my Sight - do you find at all the front to be "square" in profile? would you run it front and rear (i did demo a process 153 in moab with HRII in moab last fall - and holy crap were they burly and hooked up on the rocks... but all new tires should)

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