2.35 or 2.6 Magic Mary For Front?

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  • 2.35 or 2.6 Magic Mary For Front?
  • skybluestu
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    I can’t decide if I should go for a 2.6 or not. I used to have a 2.5 high roller for dh stuff and loved the feel but I want something that would be just as good trail/bike park stuff as well. It would be on a swoop 170 with yari fork 27.5.
    Anyone with experience of both?

    A 2.35 Magic Mary is bigger than an old 2.5 High Roller and a similar size to a modern Maxxis WT 2.5 – it’s a great tyre and a lot of tyre. I think you’d need a very wide rim to get enough support on the 2.6 version and reviews I’ve read suggest it isn’t as versatile as the smaller one.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Yeah I just started using a 2.6 and it’s awesome. Good on Lakes rocks and loamy/sloppy natural trails.

    skybluestu
    Member

    Is the 2.6 a bit tight in the fork clearance? Looks pretty big in there!

    Premier Icon timbog160
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    Im running a 2.6 MM on 30mm internal width rims and it is an awesome tyre – highly recommended…

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    No it’s not nearly as tight as it looks in that pic.

    Fork is a boost lyrik.

    russyh
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    In my view the 2.6 MM is a fantastic tyre, in fact I would go as far as to say the best front tyre for U.K. riding!  The 2.35 was good but the 2.6, is better still

    wideboy
    Member

    What are you guys running in the rear?

    Been looking at a wider front and considering the MM 2.6 for my new 29er, but thinking I might keep the 2.3 Butcher on the back…

    Cheers

    2.3 slaughter grid on the rear, I like it, others don’t. Fairly robust though, and has lasted way longer then the 2 EXO minions predecessors.

    Premier Icon oikeith
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    I’m currently running the 2.35 Mary in Soft compound, when its get more gunky that 2.6 looks like a good option, spacing looks fairly wide to clear mud?

    Am I right in saying they dont do an ultra soft 29 Magic Mary? only 27.5 in super gravity casing or DH?

    juan
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    2.35 Magic Mary is bigger than a 2.5 HRII Just make sure you put it the wrong way round, unless you’re Flo, Nico or Daï

    souster4
    Member

    Also interested in this. Has anyone got any actual real life width measurements of the magic mary 2.6 on a 30mm rim?

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