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    Default 29er Tubeless Tires Recs

    My Specialized Stumpjumper Comp came with Specialized Ground tires, they are really low profile. In fact they have as much tread on them as Michelin Mud CX tires.


    They have actually been working really well, but I have to use a lot of body english to get them to do what I want. They do hook up, but towards the end of a ride when I am running on fumes I make mistakes...

    With that, what do you guys like? Has anyone run Slant Six's tubeless? Maxxis?

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    Default Re: 29er Tubeless Tires Recs

    I've been on Schwalbe Hans Dampf for a year now. Setup tubeless extremely easily. Amazing amounts of grip. They're a bit pricey, but deals can be found occasionally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racingtown View Post
    I've been on Schwalbe Hans Dampf for a year now. Setup tubeless extremely easily. Amazing amounts of grip. They're a bit pricey, but deals can be found occasionally.

    Hans Dampf | Schwalbe North America
    Have the 26" version and they seem to work on anything and everything.

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    Default Re: 29er Tubeless Tires Recs

    racing ralphs by schwalbe

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    If your turf is like what we've in UT, you're probably looking for a fat CX tire. I've a small block eight on the back, set up tubeless. Seems to work really well on our buff or dust. Much more supple than I'd expected. My wife's bike has the slant six. Not a lot of difference in knob height-- more the spacing. The six would shed mud much better but that doesn't mean it's a mud tire. My front is The Captain. It's on it's last legs and will probably get replaced with a Ralph.

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    Default Re: 29er Tubeless Tires Recs

    Quote Originally Posted by xjoex View Post
    My Specialized Stumpjumper Comp came with Specialized Ground tires, they are really low profile. In fact they have as much tread on them as Michelin Mud CX tires.


    They have actually been working really well, but I have to use a lot of body english to get them to do what I want. They do hook up, but towards the end of a ride when I am running on fumes I make mistakes...

    With that, what do you guys like? Has anyone run Slant Six's tubeless? Maxxis?

    Thanks,
    -Joe
    That looks more like a Fast Trak?

    Try a Ground Control up front, blockier, more space between the tread, great all around front tire IMO. More grip than the Fast Trak, but still rolls nicely enough up front at least (haven't used on out back).



    Want more speed out back? Try a Renegade, low profile, but only a few knobs. Doesn't pack with mud, very light (510g!) and very fast.



    ^^That's my current combo on my geared bike and I like it a lot. Be sure and use the Control casing versions, not the S-Works.

    Specialized Fast Trak and Ground Control Mountain Bike Tire Review | Singletracks Mountain Bike Blog

    Specialized Renegade Control MTB Tire Review | Singletracks Mountain Bike Blog
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    Special__ed Purgatory. Mine are the Control 2Bliss 29 x 2.2's. Nice and blocky for here in the winter soup, but I also ride a lot of bony and chunky rock stuff in the "on" season.

    These are the lowest-drama tires I've ever owned.

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    I run the Maxxis Ignitor/Ikon combo everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoogs View Post
    I run the Maxxis Ignitor/Ikon combo everywhere.
    That's a popular one around here, as is the Arden/Ikon combo, especially for folks with rigid forks since the Ardent is available in a 2.4"
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    Kenda SB 8 for the past 4 years. They will suffer in mud, or really loose sand/dirt. 29>2.1

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    I'm a huge fan of the Evolution-line Schwalbe tires. They're all ludicrously expensive if you buy through the american distribution chain, but they're cheap as hell in Europe.


    The Racing Ralph really is a terrific all-around tire, great tread / rubber / casing /everything — using two of them with a bigger one on the front is a recipe for success

    The Rocket Ron hooks up a little more but has a lighter casing, kind of an odd XC tire. I have it on the front of my 29er right now and it's kind of a cool alternative to using a 2.35 Racing Ralph there.


    The Hans Dampf is a heavier duty tire more for rockier / AM conditions, only available with the snakeskin sidewalls and not the super supple plain tl-ready. They make it in their stickier TrailStar rubber too.

    The Nobby Nic is kinda in that vein too, just a bit lighter, though the 29er versions are still snakeskin-only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northwest View Post
    Kenda SB 8 for the past 4 years. They will suffer in mud, or really loose sand/dirt. 29>2.1
    they also wear spectacularly quickly on paved surfaces

    which gets to be a problem if you ride to the ride

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    I got the slant six front and back at the moment. Got them on sale and knew I could trust them tubeless. On the other wheels Racing Ralph front and conti race king.
    The Slant Six really surprised me for a tire I bought for less than half the RR cost. Raced it in the rain twice recently, and apart from some slides it did not let me "down".
    Especially up front you will probably like a RR or other Schwalbe tire.
    ps I got the old -(bottom of the line) RR to seal well with latex mix.

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    on my XC race bike I'm using the Ignitor front, Ikon rear combo. Very good in both mud and loose conditions. Don't get the super light casing. Very light, but too fragile. The standard casing is quite durable.

    On my All mountain bike I use the Specialized Purgatory Control and Butcher Control combo in 2.3 size. This combo seems be bigger than advertised and is very durable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Spinelli View Post
    racing ralphs by schwalbe
    This.

    Love these tires!
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    Default Re: 29er Tubeless Tires Recs

    I'm a recent Shwalbe convert... Hans Dampf is most likely one of the best tires I've ever run. I'm running mine up front, a bit heavy but it's worth it for the amount of traction/control it offers. Rolling a Rocket Ron out back but it's the snakeskin version. Hooks up great so far on hardpack, loamy, mud and slippery roots/rocks of which we have plenty of with all this rain we've been getting lately.
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    Default Re: 29er Tubeless Tires Recs

    Everyone around here loves their Racing Ralphs, until they get cut. And we don't even have any rocks around here.

    One girl that did the Snake with us cut a brand new one with Snakeskin while walking a creek.

    Seriously though, I don't know anyone who used a Racing Ralph and then got another Racing Ralph.

    YMMV obviously.
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    Default Re: 29er Tubeless Tires Recs

    Quote Originally Posted by dgaddis View Post
    Everyone around here loves their Racing Ralphs, until they get cut. And we don't even have any rocks around here.

    Seriously though, I don't know anyone who used a Racing Ralph and then got another Racing Ralph.
    I've been using RR's for a while and they're a decent tire, but I don't think they're all that great in the corners. I've had no problems with durability, though, and I've bombed through some pretty nasty rock gardens.

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    Ralph's are nice- just not that durable in my experience. Really light and pretty good in everything but super muddy... They are light! I have two pairs in the closet I used on and off last year- I may only throw them on for special occasions- bleu marsh in PA for example (highly recomend- 35 miles of fun singletrack)

    I am running specialized tires this year for the most part on my bikes- not the lightest, very durable and easy to make tube less.
    And I like their tread patterns- captain, ground control and fast track tubeless.

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    I like Continental Trail King a lot. I run the 2.4 version. Fantastic tire.

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