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  • What good alround 2.8 (650b) tyre that will tubeless well?
  • iamanobody
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    Maxxis Rekons at the minute which are huge and fast! But not sure on grip levels!!

    Premier Icon drewd
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    I’m also interested in this as I am running Vittoria Bombolonis in 27.5 X 3.0 front and rear, so want something a bit more suitable for winter.

    My bike came with Nobby Nics in performance compound and while ok in soft mud they were awful on wet roots. They were also not tubeless and had paper thin sidewalls.

    I’m torn between Nobby Nics in a better compound, something from Specialized, or WTB vigilante.

    The 2.8 Minion DHF is an awesome front tyre. I have a 2.8 High Roller II rear that was very cheap on CRC, only had one or two rides so far but seems pretty good.

    Premier Icon doomanic
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    Minion DHR2 on the rear, pick your compound based on grip to rolling resistance requirements.
    Magic Mary Apex Soft on the front in 2.6” width.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    I have HR2s both ends, draggy on the rear, great grip though.

    If buying now I’d probably get Hans dampf rear / Magic Mary front. They are quite reasonably priced from Germany too.

    Premier Icon doomanic
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    I’ve just fitted a 2.8 HR2 (that I had spare) after ripping all the side lugs off a 2.8 Magic Mary. It’s much faster but has significantly less grip. The DHR2 I was running before the MM was somewhere in between but the sidewall failed right on the bead long before the tyre was worn out even though I was running a rim protector.

    Premier Icon mccraque
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    Bonty XR4. Surprisingly grippy and pretty light. They’re tough for the weight.

    Premier Icon Garry_Lager
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    Keep the rekon on the rear and put a minion DHF on the front.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Another vote for XR4s.

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    I’ve been running 2.8 Butcher Blck Dmnds on the Turbo Levo for 2 years mainly in the Peak in all conditions and haven’t let me down yet.

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    Keep the rekon on the rear and put a minion DHF on the front.

    +1 – its the combo I run on my Transmitter and works well unless it’s proper muddy.

    Premier Icon Alex
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    Magic Mary on the front, Rekon on the back works. When it gets really muddy, ForeKaster on the back but I run that as a 2.6

    Premier Icon doomanic
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    If you do go for a DHF on the front I’ve got one that’s done about 10 miles sat in my garage doing nothing.

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