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i have a 26" merida 96, its fitted with 2.1 monorails.

the grip is good and they roll fast.

 

i also have a Scott HT 29er fitted with Xmark rear and ignitor front both 2.1.

 

why am i always being told that i need to fit 2.2 tires on the 29er.

why do i have to fit such fat ones, does the 29er not have more grip that the 26?

so why do you have to have 2.2 tires on it.

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You don't 'need' to do anything you don't want.

The widths differ from one manufacture to the other, depending on tread pattern also but as an example, a Continental 2.4 could be equal to another's 2.2 or 2.1 even.

 

If it works for you, why change it? Or at least ride them klaar, then investigate in a new set.

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29thumbs .. if you are riding the SSM tomorrow I can show you the Ardent 2.25" I have on the 29'er SS

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Hairy how are you finding those on the commute? Rough on the tar, or do they roll nicely? Do you have foldables running tjoopless?

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Hairy how are you finding those on the commute? Rough on the tar, or do they roll nicely? Do you have foldables running tjoopless?

 

She is running on LUST and rolls well.

 

I had used the Ardents before on the 26'er and they lasted long and handled dirt duties rather well. A consideration for the rear was the Saguaro in a 2.2", but I figured that with the SS a gripper tyre would work better on the back as you do generate lots of torque on climbs and I found that on the 26" SS I used to spin out often with a Cross Mark or something with a semi-slick type tread.

 

To date though the Ardents on the 29'er have just done tar work, a bit of urban fun and foot paths with no real dirt and rocks so I will hopefully be able to comment more on this tomorrow.

 

H

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She is running on LUST and rolls well.

 

I had used the Ardents before on the 26'er and they lasted long and handled dirt duties rather well. A consideration for the rear was the Saguaro in a 2.2", but I figured that with the SS a gripper tyre would work better on the back as you do generate lots of torque on climbs and I found that on the 26" SS I used to spin out often with a Cross Mark or something with a semi-slick type tread.

 

To date though the Ardents on the 29'er have just done tar work, a bit of urban fun and foot paths with no real dirt and rocks so I will hopefully be able to comment more on this tomorrow.

 

H

OK thanks, good to know.

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