tonkota wrote:I like Maxxis tires in general, good sidewalls. The Ignitors that came on my bike were ok, not great. A friend of mine likes them a lot on the rear. I'm currently running a High Roller on the back of my hardtail and it rolls very free and offers some great braking. I think the cornering is ok also. The tread blocks seem to chunk out pretty fast riding on hard pack and rocks (both smooth river rocks and basalt).
For the front I really like the WTB Velociraptor. It may be a little heavy. On my full suspension, I have the original WTB Velociraptors front and rear. I like the rear version as-well.
jbelmont wrote:I prefer to have a lower profile tire in the back for less rolling resistance because the rear tire is almost always weighted (because you're sitting) and therefore less likely to loose traction; in the front, I choose to run a very grippy front tire because that's where I feel most traction is needed as the tire is usually never weighted as heavily as the rear unless you're standing and also if your front tire slips you're in trouble but if your rear tire slips its usually easily recovered.
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