I was going to post this in the Tannus review, but feels more appropriate here.
Setup: WR1 Agents and EXO 2.5WT MAXXIS rubbers on a SLash 29er with a YARI out front and a sad neglected Reaktiv out back.
Yes, my suspension is aging and spiky even with 150/160mm on tap.
Enter Huck Norris in plus size front and back. I have been running 18-20psi upfront and 22-24psi in the back in the rockiest part of Spain. Trails are dry, and fast. the razor shaped rocks are all over the place.
As I try to balance a happy medium of traction, sensitivity(Cause the suspension ain't gonna do it on this bike) and bottom out protection. The bike works extremely well.
Next week, i will leave the dry rocks of Spain for BC and I will service my suspension(perhaps even change/upgrade)
I will most likely abandon the inserts(atleast the front) in exchange for a beefier sidewalls.
When the suspension is working, you get away with lighter tires. When it is absent, I have to work with what I have.