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  • Jamie
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    My Ramin came with Continental X-King 2.2, seem ok. CRC do them for £15-17.50.

    …wire bead, tho.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    All I’ve got are Rocket Rons, yet to get me into trouble! I do have to dab a bit though 😉

    Yetiman
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    I haven’t tried On Ones tyres but there does seem to be a lot of love for them on here. I’ve tried a few different combos on both my 29ers and so far I reckon 2.4/2.25 F/R EXO Ardents were the best all-round pairing, even doing relatively well in winter mud. £33 each though as far as I can see so not the cheapest of options, but still good value imo.

    rewski
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    £40 a pair? Tricky.

    FWIW: I’ve been running Kenda Honey Badgers for about 10 months, I was hoping this was going to be an all rounder, they’re a little too sketchy upfront in wet mud though.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    All I’ve got are Rocket Rons, yet to get me into trouble! I do have to dab a bit though

    I noticed – shocking!

    I’ve found some Geax Saguaro’s TNT for £40 a pair – any views on those? They seem to review well and got a glowing report in the STW mag….

    Premier Icon sandwicheater
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    Specialized amnesty still on in a few stores so a pair of Spec Purgatories could be had for £40

    Premier Icon djflexure
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    I have some 26″ Saguaro’s that are great. Out of interest where have you found the 29ers at that price? Might have some for my commuter too.

    Premier Icon vondally
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    specialized tyres I do like the ground control as a rear

    bontrager 3 in 2.25 as a front the bontrager 4 in 2.3 is huge but good overall as a front

    Premier Icon snownrock
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    I’ve found some Geax Saguaro’s TNT for £40 a pair – any views on those? They seem to review well and got a glowing report in the STW mag….

    I had Saguaro’s last summer, great ‘summer’ (dry weather’ tyre. I found them to be a liability in the wet and mud though, low profile treads were a bit sketchy.

    Now running Specialized Ground Control S-Works 29×2.1 – A fantastic tyre! Got a pair for £45, they’re super light (520g) I had read reviews that they were prone to cutting on rock easily but I have ridden them since November tubeless 25psi without issue, including the Dyfi. I like a fit and forget tyre, i’m not for constantly changing and these are the closest match 29er tyres to my previously sadly missed 26″ panaracer fires that I have found.

    Jamie
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    Out of interest where have you found the 29ers at that price?

    Rutland Cycles.

    Premier Icon Yak
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    Saguaros are good. Fast and grippy. Particularly good as a rear on a ss as they don’t break away much when you are climbing out of the saddle. I put them on the rear in the winter and front for the summer. Probably good as a pair, but I’ve never run a pair yet.

    Not TNT though. The standard ones seem tough enough and seal easily enough.

    Ground controls are good too. Get the 2.3 as that only comes up as a 2.2 imo. Ground control 2.3 front, saguaro 2.2 rear is a good combo.

    Premier Icon BillOddie
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    2.4 X-King has been my go to tyre front and back so far this year.

    They do get overwhelmed in proper sticky mud but 90% of the time they are fine.

    If you want to hedge your bets go for a Chunky Monkey on the front and an x-king on the back. Works well but the CM is draggy compared to the x-king.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Looking for a pair to go on a SS, not looking to spend much.

    So anything massively better for the money than a Smorgasbords Trail extreme/enduro combo at £40 a pair?

    I like ground control as both front and rear

    DeeW
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    I’m liking my On-One Smorgasbord / Chunky Monkey combo.

    Pretty perfect balance for rocky peaks stuff for me.

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    X king folding, shop around for a sub £20 price.
    they won’t do full clag winter,
    I’ve been using a nobby nic (ok-ish maybe try a rubber queen next winter.)up front.
    Ground control on the back – great for winter.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Thanks all.

    I think I’m on the route to a Bontrager XR4 at the front, and a Geax Sagauro at the rear TBH.

    Geax Gato on front, great tyre

    Vinte
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    I’m thinking of putting 2.3 Ground Controls on my Gyro (when I finally build it). Are they reasonably fast rolling? I’m not one for tyre swapping, so I want a good all-rounder. The mud never gets too deep around these parts.

    dickie
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    I’ve been using X-Kings all year round on both 26 & 29″ wheels, but for a change I was going to try Ralphs on my new build & probably Beaver’s in the winter.

    I find ground control good all year

    drovercycles
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    Ardents, Rocket Rons (or Rocket Ron front and Racing Ralph on the back) or Mountain King front and X-King back.

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