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I have an 08 fuel ex8 on the stock tubeless tires with stans. I'm very happy with every aspect of it except grip; it tends to wash-out off camber. I'm looking for new tires but I can't seem to find one that is tubeless, light and grippy.

What tires are you runing on your bike and how does it compare to tubeless Bontrager Jones XR? If your tires are tubeless, is it UST or stans?


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i am running the maxxis ardent's. they roll real nice and have a ton of grip. you won't be disappointed with them. running tubes =, but a friend of mine is running them with stans.
 

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I've got the stock ones on my 08 ex8 right now too. The tires are so-so, but I bought the bike late season and just wanted to get out and ride it a few times before all our trails closed.

I was using Panaracer Fire XC Pro tires on my old fuel 80 and I was a big big fan of those. I know they make a tubeless version but I was probably just going to spring for the normal tires. I think...I'm not sure yet and I've got a few months to decide :) Either way there will be Panaracers on it.
 

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2.35/2.1 UST nevegals (running them ghetto style). Love the grip but are kinda slow on the hard stuff and they are heavy. When things dry out I'll probably switch to a SB8 in the back in regular DTC. Buddy is running the DTC with stans on a ht with no issues.
 

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Nevegal's got to much rolling resistance for a rear tire for me. I run 2.1 Nevegal UST front / 2.1 small block eight rear. Not a combo for winter on wet roots but great in hardpack or loamy.
 

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I run 2.35 Nevegals up front and a 2.1 SB8 on the rear. I found this combo really works well on the Northern Cali trails.
 

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What part of the world are you riding in?

Here in Southern California, we've found the the Bontrager XDX has become a favorable alternative to a Maxxis Larsen or Kenda SB8.

If anything, running one (or the similar alternatives) in the rear, coupled with an Ardent, High Roller, or Nevegal in the front has yielded good results as well.
 

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I ride in the mid-Atlantic area (VA/MD mostly) with lots of wet roots, rocks and leaves. The Nevegals work like a champ in these conditions.
 

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In the UK - Bonty Mud X's. Awesome tyres in the conditions over here. Not too slow rolling, think they'll be pretty good in the Spring too
 
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