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  • Zoolander
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    2.4 snakeskin nobby nics
    Mahoosive and plenty quick

    nbt
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    Bontrager XDX 2.4 came on my Gary Fisher Roscoe and really like them, I moved the part worn tires to the tandem and got a tubeless set – sadly they didn’t last long in tubeless mode, I went through both tyres in the same ride, but as I bought them off here I have no idea if they had any damage to begin with. Nonetheless with tubes in I find the great all round tyres

    Premier Icon yatesy
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    maxxis ardent 2.25 front and aspen 2.25 on the rear.fast as fook and plenty big enough

    SOAP
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    MAXXIS advantage front crossmark rear both 2.25 (summer) aDvantage/aDvantage (winter)

    HarYuken
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    +1 for the Ardent & Aspen combo.

    Thanks, I’ve heard the Nobbly Nics are good. I’ll look into them. Not cheap though are they!

    I doubt I could get a 2.25 Crossmark on a Sun Single track (31mm wide). I’m after a high volume tyre for fairly hard riding. How wide does the Ardent come up compared to a Highroller of the same size?

    Ta for the advice.

    steve_b77
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    sparkingchains – Member
    Thanks, I’ve heard the Nobbly Nics are good. I’ll look into them. Not cheap though are they!

    I doubt I could get a 2.25 Crossmark on a Sun Single track (31mm wide). I’m after a high volume tyre for fairly hard riding. How wide does the Ardent come up compared to a Highroller of the same size?

    Not exactly expensive either

    Ardents are way bigger than a high roller

    Cheers Steve, unfortunately On-one have sold all the Snake Skin versions. Wonder how tough the side walls are of the non-snakeskins to be that low weight at a 2.4.

    High roller front with Larsen rear here, great combo!

    Premier Icon yatesy
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    2.25 aredent aspen are wider than a 2.35 high roller and bigger volume to.the 2.25 nobbynick is a decent winter choice

    thomthumb
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    I’ve looked at the 2.4 Racing Ralph but I hear they wear very quickly.

    mine last 2.5 summers with a lot of use.

    I’m after something to replace the 2.35 and 2.5 Highrollers I use. I’ve looked at the 2.4 Racing Ralph but I hear they wear very quickly. The Crossmark and Larsen come up a bit too small for my liking. It’s for a hardcore hardtail. The Maxxis advantage in a 2.4 may be an option but the tread looks maybe a little too much for fast rolling?

    Any opinions? Cheers.

    rocketman
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    Ardents have huge volume due to a very high profile. The sidewall on a 2,25 is taller than a 2.4 Nic but the width is fairly average/slightly on the burly side. Resoanbly fast with a good floaty feel thats soaks up the hits

    steve_b77
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    SC, plenty tough enough, I’ve ran mine in the peaks and Welsh forests with very little damage.

    Premier Icon Johnny Panic
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    No personal experience of Advantages but I’ve seen someone post that the 2.4’s are quicker rolling than High Rollers.

    5thElefant
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    mine last 2.5 summers with a lot of use.

    Not sure mine will last that long but I’m on my second summer and they’ll certainly last this year.

    Three_Fish
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    2.2 Rubber Queen

    Premier Icon Dave E
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    +1 for 2.4 snakeskin nobby nics

    Cheers everyone, very helpful! Those with Racing Ralphs saying they last a couple of years/summers are you doing much riding on rock?

    it’s STW, no riding gets done here noob

    Dave E – I’m worried the non snakeskins will be tough enough on rock/slate and prone to pinch flats?

    5thElefant
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    Those with Racing Ralphs saying they last a couple of years/summers are you doing much riding on rock?

    Cotswolds stuff mostly for me which is dirt and loose rubble for the most part. They’ve done trips to c-y-b, mtb marathon, dyfi and various 24s too.

    jontydewolfe –

    I wouldn’t spend so much time worrying about spending more on bike tyres than my car tyres if I wasn’t going to use them!

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    Maxxis Ardent are very good I have the big 2.4s, light and nice on rock. The only not so good thing is soft deep mud.. I leave them on my Nomad Carbon had them since i got the bike last summer & I dont change tyres unless they wear out… Used in Alps last year and here…no problems…plenty tough , light and no punctures yet!!(I use tubes too)

    SOAP
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    I thought schwalbe’s were PAP…. but then I dont ride like a Pro! 😯

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Small Block 8 2.35 maybe? About the same size as your 2.5 HR, as fast as knobblies come, and wear-wise they last forever. Wouldn’t put them on the front again but they’re fantastic on the back. Decent weight too.

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