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I’ve been running Knobby Nics front and back for a few years now. Primarily east of the Mississippi TN, KY, AR, MI, IN, NC, GA, FL, AL, MO. If I rode the western States I might use something different though. One of my riding buddy’s runs NN front, Aggressor back. Looks like a great combo.


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I've been running Knobby Nics front and back for a few years now. Primarily east of the Mississippi TN, KY, AR, MI, IN, NC, GA, FL, AL, MO. If I rode the western States I might use something different though. One of my riding buddy's runs NN front, Aggressor back. Looks like a great combo.

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Yeah I'm going Aggressor in the rear now it's between ;
XR4 , NN, Kenda Hellkat, Assaegai upfront.

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Looks like a good wheelset(30mm internal). When the time comes to replace or if you catch a dose of upgraditis, even wider rim internal diameters REALLY make 2.6 shine or grip, especially in the rocks and roots. Nox Kitzuma at 36 are my favorites so far. I'm running the Reynolds at 34 currently on my T429. You wouldn't think a few millimeters would make that much of a difference, but it really does. Better sidewall support, lower pressure, better traction. Exceptional for trail riding.

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Not a 'true' 29x2.6 setup...

Bontrager XR5 29x2.6 up front (66mm wide).

Maxxis Aggressor 29x2.5 out back (64mm wide).

Both on 30mm ID KORE rims.

On an AM HT (’17 Nukeproof Scout 290)
*65.5° HTA
*1200mm WB
*140mm travel

On this bike, the above is a stellar tyre combo.

Enough grip for 95% of riding & plenty of cushioning - which you need on a HT.

Also, pretty quick rolling too.

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Not a 'true' 29x2.6 setup...

Bontrager XR5 29x2.6 up front (66mm wide).

Maxxis Aggressor 29x2.5 out back (64mm wide).

Both on 30mm ID KORE rims.

On an AM HT ('17 Nukeproof Scout 290)
*65.5° HTA
*1200mm WB
*140mm travel

On this bike, the above is a stellar tyre combo.

Enough grip for 95% of riding & plenty of cushioning - which you need on a HT.

Also, pretty quick rolling too.
You're sellin' me on this combo for my LLS steel hardtail
 

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Not a 'true' 29x2.6 setup...

Bontrager XR5 29x2.6 up front (66mm wide).

Maxxis Aggressor 29x2.5 out back (64mm wide).

Both on 30mm ID KORE rims.

On an AM HT ('17 Nukeproof Scout 290)
*65.5° HTA
*1200mm WB
*140mm travel

On this bike, the above is a stellar tyre combo.

Enough grip for 95% of riding & plenty of cushioning - which you need on a HT.

Also, pretty quick rolling too.

'Born to ride!'
XR 5 over XR 4?

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For who?
Riding where?
On what bike?
What style?
What pressures?
Rim width?
Rider height and weight?!!!
You don't have the technical ability to operate a ruler or scale to measure this guy? And you don't have the clairvoyant ability to answer all the other questions?
But you do have the technical/clairvoyant ability to recommend a tire?
JFC!!!!!
 

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You don't have the technical ability to operate a ruler or scale to measure this guy? And you don't have the clairvoyant ability to answer all the other questions?
But you do have the technical/clairvoyant ability to recommend a tire?
JFC!!!!!
Spellcheck, sir -- it's KFC. And yes, it *is* fingerlickin'...

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I am using 29x2.6 XR4 front with Maxxis EXO Forekaster rear on 30id rims (built by Mikesee actually). Using on a Stache Frame and it is great all around combo. Just as fun in the flow as it is in chunky rooty sections and for moderate fire roads climbs and the realy steep stuff rolls relatively decent. I would recommend for sure if you are looking for something that can be used in multitude of conditions.
 
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