but what i want to know is, are the Aspen's SUPER FAST?
i've got a Beaver, yet to mount it though, real helpful eh? i think the sidewall is finally cooked on my Captain, the Bev will go on this week.
if Bogey posts, i think he's got a Beaver on his Tallboy and is very impressed with it. narrow though, it looks like a dedicated race tire.
I'm riding one now on the rear of a loaner bike. It corners well, even in sloppy conditions, and it climbs decently over wet roots and rocks, but its nowhere near the rolling efficiency of a Crossmark and the straight line braking is kinda meh. If it were my bike, I'd switch it to the front and maybe put an Ikon in back.
I was thinking of the Beaver as a front tire with the Aspen in the back. The Beaver knobs are super sticky and straightline braking is my secondary concern (cornering support being number 1 and the scariest thing about the Aspen in the wet).
Interested in more review. For now I am going to run a Nic I had already.
2.4 Purg's for me front and rear on the Stumpy… I need max traction and bigger tires have less rolling resistance.
I was thinking just the other day: Nokian should re-launch the 3" Gazzi in a 29'er version…
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