Smaller tyre at the rear – good/bad idea?

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  • steve_b77
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    No problems with that

    I run 2.3 up front with a 2.1 at the back. Supposedly reduces rolling resistance but i can’t say i’ve noticed.

    When the back wears out, which it’s doing quite rapidly, I’ll be moving the 2.3 to the back and slapping something wider on the front.

    deviant
    Member

    I ride like that most of the time.
    Only time I have two matching tyres on is when putting two wide tyres on for downhill duties.
    Normal riding about means a skinny rear tyre.

    Premier Icon sandwicheater
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    Isn’t that how you catch cat aids?

    Have run 2.3 on front and 2.1 on rear before (old frame wouldn’t take anything bigger in rear) and never had a problem, you’ll be fine.

    plyphon
    Member

    alllright, cheers, on it goes.

    plyphon
    Member

    Got a 2.1 evo nobby nic that’s almost new so too good to sell really.

    Good idea to have it on the rear with a 2.25 up the front? There’s quite a size different in reality…

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    certainly wouldn’t do it the other way around. That would just be weird.

    Don’t do it. You’ll surely die.

    Premier Icon scandal42
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    I’m currently running 2.1 front and 2.2 rear, so make sure never to listen to my opinion.

    johnellison
    Member

    I used to use the classic Onza Porcupine 2,0″ front/Panaracer Smoke 1,75″ rear back in the day, hell of a setup.

    The claim is that the bigger front tyre gives better traction for steering while the narrower rear reduces rolling resistance.

    bigyinn
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    Normally run bigger up front and slightly smaller on the rear.
    Currently running the opposite, as the trails are dry and fast and thats what I had for summer tyres.
    Once it gets gopping again, the Hans Dampf on front, Baron on the back.

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