What tires y'all running for pine needle/leaf season?

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What tires y'all running for pine needle/leaf season?

Postby kikoraa » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:41 pm

Looking to get some new rubber. Wutchu like?
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Re: What tires y'all running for pine needle/leaf season?

Postby Robert » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:55 am

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Re: What tires y'all running for pine needle/leaf season?

Postby Ga_Kush » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:47 am

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Re: What tires y'all running for pine needle/leaf season?

Postby trhoppe » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:47 am

Race bike (29") - Ardent 2.4 front, Ardent Race 2.2 rear

Fun bike (26") - Minion DHF 2.5 front, Ardent 2.4 rear

The 26" Ardent floats on the leaves. The 29er Ardent seems a bit better, but I guess that's just the extra 29er traction maybe.

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Re: What tires y'all running for pine needle/leaf season?

Postby GTscoob » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:41 pm

I've been running a 2.4" Ardent up front and 2.35" Ikon on the back of my Paradox but am thinking to grab a High Roller 2 for the front since I remember the Ardent being sketchy on leaves and pinestraw last year.
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Re: What tires y'all running for pine needle/leaf season?

Postby Baine » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:42 pm

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Re: What tires y'all running for pine needle/leaf season?

Postby trhoppe » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:16 pm

The High Roller 2 is what Bryan H recommended for leaves/etc, as the bigger tread void there allows it to grab.

I went for the Minion DHF because he also recommended it, I wanted something just "better all around" and also because Jared Graves wins on them :lol:
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Re: What tires y'all running for pine needle/leaf season?

Postby Ga_Kush » Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:19 pm

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Rode a couple laps at Dauset Trails the other day and had zero drift in the leaf and pine needle filled corners and punchy climbs of Huff n Puff Backwards.

Just went tubeless couple weeks ago and Love It. No weight difference in my bike by with or without tubes. Mainly went tubeless for puncture resistance.
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Re: What tires y'all running for pine needle/leaf season?

Postby mnigro » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:11 pm

Conti trail kings or mountain kings are good too. The TK has a sharper knob profile to really dig in. Their 2.4 is a freaking huge tire so beware if buying sight unseen.
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Re: What tires y'all running for pine needle/leaf season?

Postby badbandit12 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:57 pm

The geax ata TNT have good side nobs for turning , on 29ers anyways
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Re: What tires y'all running for pine needle/leaf season?

Postby tenbsmith » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:41 pm

On 26inch wheels. Kenda Nevegal 2.25 up front, this tire has been around long enough to almost qualify as old school but sure does grip. WTB Woverine 2.25 in back, high volume for a 2.25, low rolling resistance.
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Re: What tires y'all running for pine needle/leaf season?

Postby chromohero » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:00 am

Front tire - WTB Trail Bear 2.25; Rear tire - Kenda Telonix 2.25.

The Kenda bites. And I mean in a good way. Hard to beat its cornering ability.
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Re: What tires y'all running for pine needle/leaf season?

Postby GTscoob » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:38 am

trhoppe wrote:The High Roller 2 is what Bryan H recommended for leaves/etc, as the bigger tread void there allows it to grab.

I went for the Minion DHF because he also recommended it, I wanted something just "better all around" and also because Jared Graves wins on them :lol:

Do you have any time on the HR2 to compare both? I've always understood that the HR2 was a better gripper in the wet and loose and the DHF better in the dry and loose. Friends in CO say the HR2 is leaps and bounds ahead of the DHF in all conditions but their trails arent necessarily close to ours here.
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Re: What tires y'all running for pine needle/leaf season?

Postby kikoraa » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:14 am

Buddy of mine had a hans dampf for me so I ended up getting a nobby nic for the rear.
Ive ridden on nic/nic and absolutely loved it. I'm looking forward to trying out the hans dampf in the front. Thanks! I think I may try the high roller 2's next!

By the way, has anyone tried the maxxis DHR2? Was wondering how that would go in the rear paired with a HR2 up front.
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Re: What tires y'all running for pine needle/leaf season?

Postby bholwell » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:02 am

kikoraa wrote:By the way, has anyone tried the maxxis DHR2? Was wondering how that would go in the rear paired with a HR2 up front.


Most of my test riders loved the traction of the DHR2- much better braking traction and a little better cornering traction than the DHF, with a slight increase in rolling resistance.

I wouldn't recommend a High Roller II front / DHR2 rear combo only because you'll have more cornering traction in the rear. A DHR2 / HR2 front/rear combo would be great, though. But for leafy conditions, I'd go with a HR2 front and rear. The lower tread-to-void ratio will penetrate the leaves better.
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