ONE tire for all bikes, terrain & conditions....forever

Discussion in 'Tires' started by mtbMike, May 6, 2019.

  1. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    Pretty simple stuff here:

    If you were forced to choose ONE model of tire that have to use for the remainder of your days, as both a front AND back tire, on whatever or every bike you own in every imaginable condition....what tire are you going to choose?

    My choice: 2.35 Schwalbe Nobby Nic's
     
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  2. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    Well, I ride road, cross and MTB. There is no such unicorn.
     
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  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Specialized Purgatory GRID 29x2.3.

    Tried many and many were good but none were as great (for me) as the Purg. I just wish they would offer it in a 2.35 or a 2.4
     
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  4. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Rekon 2.4 is presently front and back on the Tin Lizard and the Hightower. I'd go with that... It's a decent volume, great grip, supple, and it's not a rolling pig when I have to do a few road miles to get to the trail.
     
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  5. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    2.25 maxis ikon. Enough volume for the dirt and small enough for the road.
     
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  6. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I'm with @Rumpled on this one. No one tire does it all for my road, gravel, and mountain bike. However, for the mtb alone I'd probably stick with the tried and true Maxxis Ardent 2.25. Can't think of anywhere it's failed me.
     
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  7. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    Tioga Competition III’s

    A BMX tire, but I’ll choose it in a New York minute.

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  8. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    Come on now, don't overthink this. We're only talking mountain bikes on the iMTB board and we promise not to hold you to only purchasing those skinny 2.25's :D:thumbsup:
     
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  9. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo, Ripley & Tranny
    Bontrager XR3’s in a 2.35
     
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  10. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I'm with @Faust29 on this one. Having ran just about every MTB tire known to mankind (slight exaggeration) the 2.4 Rekon is a great compromise very any kind of riding I would ever do.
     
  11. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    I’ll vote Hans Dampf 29 x 2.35...The old ones since I haven’t tried the new design. They roll good, reasonably light, grip ok and are durable enough for me plus they measure over 2.4 once they stretch. Ran this combo on my Ripley for quite a long time.

    Running 29 x 2.4 rekons on my Hightower right now but have limited time on these so the jury is still out. Like everything so far except that they measure much thinner than 2.4

    Would’ve voted Nobby Nic 29x2.35 but I’ve never ran it as a front.
     
  12. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    Well crap bump mine to the 2.35 ikons.
     
  13. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    Mine would be Maxxis Agressors, I haved used them front and rear on my Devinci and they work great in all the conditions I have used them in.
     
  14. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    2.35 Ikons....have ridden these in just about every condition. High volume, fast, lots of grip.
     
  15. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    WTB Nanoraptors. My trails are smooth, and the roads are smoother. I crash on Nobby Nics, so lugs appear to not help me any.
     
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  16. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Classic tire.....one of the first available in 29"
     
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  17. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Bring back the Mutano Raptor 2.4
    Rode the hell out of those.
     
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  18. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    DHF-R Team Issue, Addix compound 2.45
     
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  19. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Great Tire....wish they would have made it available in a 29'er.
     
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  20. SoCal_Rider

    SoCal_Rider Member

    Location:
    Temecula/Murrieta
    Name:
    Ryan
    Maxxis DHF EXO dual compound 29x2.3. Finally trying the DHF changed my riding for the better.
     
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  21. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Sweet....that Bontrcontiaxxiswalbe sounds like a winner.
     
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  22. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Maxxis Minion DHF - there is no substitute.
     
  23. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    +1 for the Maxxis Aggressor
     
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  24. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    “One Tire to rule them all, One Tire to find them, One Tire to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.”

    This is a struggle for me...
    If it's 27.5 Plus: Maxxis Rekon 2.8's hands down.
    If it's 29'er it's a battle between Maxxis Rekon 2.4 (Although I think I would go with a 2.6 due to not measuring wide enough) or a Maxxis (f) DHF/(r) DHRII (If I had to pick one I would go DHF)...

    Best I can do in choosing one.
     
  25. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    That gets my vote as well. Front, rear, DH , XC. My favorite tire of all time.
     
  26. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I've actually ran the DHF front and rear and though a little heavy it is a great combo.
     
  27. Stubborn Approach

    Stubborn Approach Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Tony
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad 3
    Maxxis Maxxdaddy :geek:

    In all honesty, I havent put a set of DHF(R)-II on that I didn't like. They get the job done on all of my non-rigid bikes currently. But always willing to look elsewhere... cough WTB Verdict/Judge cough
     
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  28. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    FAIL!!!
     
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  29. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    The Ikon has been my goto tire in the last 3 years. The 2.2 is just the perfect combo for going fast.
    Recently I got a bike with 2.35 Forekaster, and I think is it a more versatile tire (but not as fast).

    I like to try some Perrelli's if I can figure out who actually sells them.
     
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  30. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    :eek: Hey I said it was a struggle!
    Maxxis DHF for the win! Sheesh! :rolleyes:
     
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