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Old 2019-12-05, 10:39 PM   #6
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Location: France, near Paris
Age: 46
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Originally Posted by MuniEmu View Post
I've had good results with Schwalbe tyres. For a couple of years I had a Nobby Nic (27.5x3), commonly used as a rear tyre although not marketed rear specific, but switched this winter to a Magic Mary (27.5x2.8). In contrast, again although not sold as such specifically, a lot of bikers use the Magic Mary as a front tyre...

I'm loving the extra grip of the Magic Mary, which gives just a bit more braking ability on steep muddy downslopes, but I don't think front or rear bias makes a big difference.

Both Schwalbes are way better than the Knard (29x3) I had before, which self steered all over the place, presumably due to the flimsy carcass. This, and the overall grip is more of a deciding factor for me.
That must be subjective cause I'm very happy with my 29x3 knard tire, and don't have any self steering issues with it.
My worst nightmare was a kenda tire, my very first tire, but maybe my technique was the real issue then.
- Geared kh36 + Nightrider Lite + Kh Tbar + HS33
- Qu-ax 36" + nightrider +Q-handle+ cable rim brake
- kh 29" + knard 29x3+ kh Tbar + HS33
- Qu-ax trial 19"
-24"&26" wheels and forks and spare stuffs.
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