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Jan. 18, 2016, 11:08 a.m. -  DrewM

#!markdown Absolutely true J-Dubya, but no one will be racing these bikes XC (competitively), or maybe racing them competitively at all, so does it matter? I ran A Lot of different tires on my hardtail until I settled on my current favourites: a ~1200+ gram Magic Mary SG up front and a ~950+ gram Laughter Grid [sic / credit to Steve Sheldon] on the back. The weight is notable compared to other combos I've run but the damping and ride quality and so improved that it's well worth it. My only interest in Plus bikes is academic (I'm very happy with my ~2.3 DH- light tires), and I'm not suggesting the results will ever match the marketing, but I think with "real" tires a lot of the issues with the current bikes would be resolved.

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