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My bike has Specialized Resolution 2.10 large volume tires. They look wider than other 2.10 tires I've seen on other bikes & I've read this varies alot from tire to tire. I think the bike would probably take a 2.20- the back tire has about a fingers wide of space between the tire & stays.

Rims are double-walled but I can't think of the brand at the moment.

Any recommendations for a 2.10 that's fairly wide or 2.20 that's not too wide? Conditions I ride are hardpack, gravel, loose, & lots of rocks. I rarely ride in mud or water. Weight isn't a problem either; thick, long lasting, puncture-resistance would be nice.

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specialized has armadillo tires, they are super becuase they are almost puncture proof. what kind of bike are you riding? i had spec reso's on my '07 hardrock and they were 2.1's but looked wider. on my current bike, ive got a spec "the captain" 2.3 upfront and a spec "fast track" 2.0 on the rear. i was able to get them on a WTB SX24 rim if that helps. i also run slime tubes so weight doesnt really bother me. rolling resistance is so minimal with this setup, i was able to keep a 14mph cadence through an entire ride :thumbsup: at 45psi (i know, they are full) ;)
 

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I'm riding a Specialized P1 AM. I'll look at the Armadillo's. Haven't seen them on most sites I've looked at tires on. LBS is really expensive! I'll probably order a 2.2 & try it on back. If it doesn't clear, I'll stick it up front & go w/a 2.1 on back.

Rims are Specialized/Alex HRD, 26", pinned, alloy double wall, 32h. Not sure of width or what the max size tire they'd take..
 

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Nevegal's are good for loose over hardpack and rocks. Their 2.2 is not very big. I'd bet it's the same or smaller than you Speshy tires.....Speshy tires (all the ones I've ran) are larger in volume and sometimes in height than most tires of the same claimed sizes.
 

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Nevegal's are good for loose over hardpack and rocks. Their 2.2 is not very big. I'd bet it's the same or smaller than you Speshy tires.....Speshy tires (all the ones I've ran) are larger in volume and sometimes in height than most tires of the same claimed sizes.
there's no 2.2 Nevegal.

The 2.1 does measure like a 2.2 though according to Shiggy.
 

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there's no 2.2 Nevegal.

The 2.1 does measure like a 2.2 though according to Shiggy.
My bad. They do make a 2.2 in a 29er and used to make a 2.25 in 26''. Anyways I find them to be smallish. The 2.35's I have sitting on a rack are maybe the width of my 2.2 Speshy Chunder Controls. Certainly not as tall.
 

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My bad. They do make a 2.2 in a 29er and used to make a 2.25 in 26''. Anyways I find them to be smallish. The 2.35's I have sitting on a rack are maybe the width of my 2.2 Speshy Chunder Controls. Certainly not as tall.
according to Shiggy's website, the 2.1 Nevs measure over 2.2, the 2.35's measure 2.4 wide.

They're anything but smallish
 

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according to Shiggy's website, the 2.1 Nevs measure over 2.2, the 2.35's measure 2.4 wide.

They're anything but smallish
Ok. Shiggy is the tire god. If you'd like I'll go mount it and give you a measurement that is not 5 years old. I'm no tire god but I do have tires......and digital calipers.

Besides my baseline for my opinions are Specialized tires, which always seem large, which means they actually measure what they claim to be. Unlike many tires.
 

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Ok. Shiggy is the tire god. If you'd like I'll go mount it and give you a measurement that is not 5 years old. I'm no tire god but I do have tires......and digital calipers.

Besides my baseline for my opinions are Specialized tires, which always seem large, which means they actually measure what they claim to be. Unlike many tires.
I have 2.1 Nevs on my bike right now.

They're wider than the 2.2 and 2.25 Bontragers my bike came with.

I also have a set of Spec Fast Trak 2.0's and they're barely an actual 2 inches wide.

Whatever, but you're the only person I have ever heard call Nevegals smallish for their size.
 

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MS MSP said:
I have 2.1 Nevs on my bike right now.

They're wider than the 2.2 and 2.25 Bontragers my bike came with.

I also have a set of Spec Fast Trak 2.0's and they're barely an actual 2 inches wide.

Whatever, but you're the only person I have ever heard call Nevegals smallish for their size.
Ok, I tried in vein to mount this tubed tire to my 819's, it's a no go. You win this round, lol.
 

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Ok. Shiggy is the tire god. If you'd like I'll go mount it and give you a measurement that is not 5 years old. I'm no tire god but I do have tires......and digital calipers.

Besides my baseline for my opinions are Specialized tires, which always seem large, which means they actually measure what they claim to be. Unlike many tires.

I have 2.1 Nevs on my bike right now.

They're wider than the 2.2 and 2.25 Bontragers my bike came with.

I also have a set of Spec Fast Trak 2.0's and they're barely an actual 2 inches wide.

Whatever, but you're the only person I have ever heard call Nevegals smallish for their size.
Yeah, I opened this thread to recommend them. The 2.1 Nevegals I've seen were about as big as the 2.35 High Roller I had on my bike at the time. And the 2.35 Nevegal that I have on the front of my bike is as big as my friend's Schwalbe 2.5.
 

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My bike has Specialized Resolution 2.10 large volume tires. They look wider than other 2.10 tires I've seen on other bikes & I've read this varies alot from tire to tire. I think the bike would probably take a 2.20- the back tire has about a fingers wide of space between the tire & stays.

Rims are double-walled but I can't think of the brand at the moment.

Any recommendations for a 2.10 that's fairly wide or 2.20 that's not too wide? Conditions I ride are hardpack, gravel, loose, & lots of rocks. I rarely ride in mud or water. Weight isn't a problem either; thick, long lasting, puncture-resistance would be nice.

Thanks!
Maxxis Ardent 2.25. True width is 2.18 at the tread and 2.17 at the casing. Their weight is also reasonable at 650 grams. They roll well and hook up nicely in the types of conditions that you described. They seal well too with Stan's goop if you're looking for a tubeless set up.
 

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Nevegal is what I've had my eye on since you see'em on sale alot. Thanks for the info!

I'll make a note of the Maxxis Ardent 2.25 too.

How do you measure between stays to make sure of clearance BEFORE buying a tire or know what the max size tire will fit a rim?

Thanks for the info!
 

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I have 2.1 Nevegals on a bike on some Sun SOS rims, they are pretty large for a 2.1. Easily the biggest 2.1 I have ran.
 

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OP, try Panaracer FireXC Pro, Spesh the captain, or High Rollers.


My 2.35 Nevegals are larger than my 2.3 Eskar Controls. I have some Spesh Resolution 2.0 that are more like 2.23,
 

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eatdrinkride said:
My bad. They do make a 2.2 in a 29er and used to make a 2.25 in 26''. Anyways I find them to be smallish. The 2.35's I have sitting on a rack are maybe the width of my 2.2 Speshy Chunder Controls. Certainly not as tall.
There has never been a Nevegal 2.25. The molds are the same now as they were when the tire was introduced. Actual size has remained consistent through the years.

Some of the Specialized tires are very large for the nominal size.
 
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