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May 29, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
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Posted by: earleb

I am a convert to the 29 x 2.6 for hardtailing, I can't see ever going back to anything smaller.

I agree. The larger tires just absorb all the small trail chatter and it ends up being way faster on the trail.

I liked the 2.6 Slaughters. They aren't the lightest but they were fine. My problem on race day became my dropper. It wouldn't stay up at all on NIMBY and so I wasn't really paying attention to the tires. At the top of Nimby it started only sagging down an inch and not all the way, so that was better, but I was destroyed mentally and physically by that point so I sort of gave up. I knew it was a problem a month ago, but it's seized in my frame and seemed to be working enough that I didn't want to mess with it (idiot).

The Slaughters were pretty good in Whistler and on the shore as well. I've hit rim to rock a few times and I haven't flatted them (knock on wood). The casing seems more durable than the Maxxis, but time will tell.


 Last edited by: extraspecialandbitter on May 29, 2019, 10:31 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 29, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
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Forekaster/Aspen worked better than expected for the Nimby considering the rain. Might have to give 2.6's a chance soon... has anybody tried the Forekaster or Rekons? Not a hardtail rider myself, but 100mm so less than most. Looks like they weigh less than I expected.

May 30, 2019, 9:37 a.m.
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Posted by: luckbox

Might have to give 2.6's a chance soon... has anybody tried the Forekaster or Rekons?

I was using the 2.6 Rekons as a rear tire. They were pretty good, rolled fast. Obviously less braking traction than a Minion, but still fine. I was a fan of the 3C Max Terra because it still had grip on wet rocks, unlike the 2C or faster compounds. Although I flatted them a bunch on my hardtail. When I took them off before the Nimby I had 4 plugs in them from 8 months of use.


 Last edited by: extraspecialandbitter on May 30, 2019, 9:38 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 31, 2019, 1:53 p.m.
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I 2.6 For 3c frt 2c rr just fine I don' ask much tho.

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