Aargh, a what tyres thread... Thing is I have a really good idea of what I normally like, but I haven't a clue what's good in the world of more XC kit. For the first time in years I have an honest-to-god XC bike, got a set of SIDs for my Soda... It's normally rigid so the main tyre choice factor is "something massive and bouncy"... Nevegal 2.5 currently!
So, a proper XC bike calls for a proper XC tyre, but I'm a bit too used to big, super tacky trail/dh rubber for a lot of those to be a very good idea.. So looking for an inbetweener, something that rolls sensibly quick but will suffer my front-heavy riding and unreasonable expectations. Something with decently sticky rubber and a bit of tooth.
So where to start? Not a Nobby Nic fan, my Karmas are good for race days but probably a bit too XC for everyday use. The bike'll have to deal with allsorts on one set of tyres so probably Ardents are a little too dry, not sure, it'd be a good option the rest of hte time... Bonty XR3?
Any suggestions much appreciated.