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  • What's the XC front race tyre du jour currently?
  • Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Need a new front confidence boosting all conditions 3 season tyre, tubeless 2.25. Seems to be not many Rocket Ron snakeskin about in that size. Whats on the list these days?

    Barzo?
    Bonty XR2/3?
    Ardent Race?

    Premier Icon Ming the Merciless
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    Ardent?

    Premier Icon sweaman2
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    Ardent would be my choice.

    Premier Icon mattbee
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    Vittoria Mezcal.

    Premier Icon fifeandy
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    Barzo, XR2
    X-king is nice but might be a bit narrow until the new ones hit the shelves.

    Edit: The new maxxis forekaster might be worth a look

    Premier Icon windyg
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    Thunderburt ūüôā

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Mrs_oab has XR3’s most of the year. I wasn’t convinced, but they do seem to work well. Clearly lacking grip in properly winter/slippery conditions, but her bike feels like it’s on Velcro when I put the winter Butchers on…

    Premier Icon epo-aholic
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    I like the barzo but the peyote works for me too

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    I looked at the XR3, and liked the XR4 a few years back. I suit a rounded tyre also. Forkaster maybe a good shout, this is for the Marathon/Trail bike rather than the xc race bike.

    Then if the Forkaster is good, how about a lighter blue addix Nobby Nic?

    Premier Icon DrP
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    I’m running xr4 front.. Xr3 out back..
    That’s on a rigid SS mind.. Plenty grip..

    DrP

    Premier Icon mariner
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    X-king is nice but might be a bit narrow until the new ones hit the shelves.

    Explain please.

    Premier Icon fifeandy
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    @mariner
    A 2.2 x-king is currently only really a 2.1.
    At one of the bike shows last year conti announced their new tyre lineup,a part of which was standardising their casing sizes so the new 2.2 should actually be a 2.2 ‚Äď hurrah!

    Premier Icon padkinson
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    XR1 Team Issue are working pretty well for me so far, not the fastest but fairly predictable. For a bit more grip I’d go Ikon front.

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