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March 19, 2019, 9:23 p.m.
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I am really liking the bonty 29x2.6 SE5 front and 29x2.4 XR4 rear in my hardtail. 

The big SE5 is no real surprise, it is like a frickin moto tire it is a beast. But the xr4 is really surprising, very good traction, predictable, and pretty fast rolling. I certainly prefer the combo to 2.5/2.4 wt minions on my other bike (although they are 27.5 so not a perfect comparison).

March 21, 2019, 8:58 a.m.
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love Bonty tires. the SE5 2.6 is a killer tire.

March 21, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
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XR4 2.6 on front I try 'cause round on 30?!


 Last edited by: tungsten on March 21, 2019, 10:13 a.m., edited 2 times in total.
March 21, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

XR4 2.6 on front I try 'cause round on 30?!

That looks like a really nice bike.

March 22, 2019, 8:15 a.m.
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I have been eying up the Cotic Rocket Max...just a damn fine looking bike!

March 22, 2019, 2:25 p.m.
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Posted by: Kenny

2.4 XR4 .... the xr4 is really surprising, very good traction, predictable, and pretty fast rolling.

How tall is it compared to other brands 2.4/5/6 offerings do you reckon?

March 24, 2019, 5:18 p.m.
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I’d recommend rubber; but tungstain will demand to know if it’s vegan-carbon neutral-free trade built under an oppressive regime backed by a Russian Times article saying how good said dictator is and that the west are big meanies.

March 24, 2019, 10:07 p.m.
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Posted by: Endur-Bro

I’d recommend rubber; but tungstain will demand to know if it’s vegan-carbon neutral-free trade built under an oppressive regime backed by a Russian Times article saying how good said dictator is and that the west are big meanies.

Specitivity. If you ain't got it I can't use it.

March 25, 2019, 7:33 a.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

How tall is it compared to other brands 2.4/5/6 offerings do you reckon?

It measures just over 29.5" on a 30mm inside width rim. I believe that is on the taller end of the spectrum for a 2.4.

The only thing I have for comparison is a 2.4 Minion DHR WT in 27.5. It measures right at 27.5 or just a hair over. So including ttakingwheel size into account the xr4 seems to be taller. It's a larger casing in general, it also measures wider lug to lug even though the side lugs are a little shorter than the minion. Not that this is huge news, since we all know maxxis tend to be optimistic on their sizing, but that's the comparative I have handy.

April 25, 2019, 7:04 p.m.
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Mounted up an E-13 the other day. Couple good rides on it. Impressed. Big love for it, as big as love for DHF's and Magic Marys. 

Sideknob grip is tenacious and casing is Maxxis level lovely. 

2.349" width at side wall

2.371" at tread

980grams...? Shit maybe it was 930. Anyhow, robust sidewall for the weight. Knobs alone look like they weigh a kilo.

Not at all too square on my 25mm rim, very Minion-like profile. 

My current fave.

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