That is a good combo for a weight-minded shore setup if you don't need copious traction. For really awesome traction but a bit more weight there is the Hans Dampf 2.35 Trailstar (850g) front and Nobby Nic 2.25 Pacestar (690g?) rear combination. It's what I run on my Bandit29 and I absolutely love it, the confidence the HD front gives me is worth every gram.
Got to agree with both shirk and lbs, except the HD is heavy. I was using the 26" version and traction is very good but they feel dead. Perhaps the tire is a bit stiff and the climbing I like to do was a bit too challenging with that tire.
The last time I used Michelin XC tires was scary. Their DH tires were good but those grey coloured things on wet rock were like plastic soled dress shoes on snow. I was so upset that I took them off the bike when I got home and pitched them in the garbage right away.
Kenda's have always been a total pain to set up tubeless and those Nevegals that some people love were never great for me. Not terrible either. And all those goofy Hans Rey and Eric Carter tread patterns?
Always liked Maxxis Crossmark tires. Larsen was pretty good too but I don't think they are made in a 29. Ikon? Please try some and report because I like the weight of those.
Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.