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Well, the stock tires aren't totally bad but as with anything they could be better.

I don't really play in deep mud very much, usually at the most on the trails I ride it might be may a foot to foot and a half deep...10-12' wide...big puddles.

Where I ride most is mountains, river rock looking areas, trees to cross, and roots.

What suggestions could any of you give for this type of riding?
 

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Kenda Bearclaws, PitBull Growlers, Maxxis Bighorn, AMS Slingshots, just to name a few real popular ones.... I prefer 26" and maybe even 27" tires personally.
 

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That’s pretty similar to the type of riding I do minus the mountain part these days.

Every once in a while I’ll get crazy and go into really deep mud but not often.

I’ve had really good luck with 26” Bighorn 2.0
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Thank you both for the advice! Any suggestion on good places to order from?
 

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They won the "Chaparral Tire Shoot Out". It's good to hear from someone that runs them.
Only problem with that shoot out was many other popular brands were left out.....
 

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Only problem with that shoot out was many other popular brands were left out.....
exactly!

ther are alot of tires that would outperform most of the tires in that shootout
 

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I had 26" knock off slingshot... Hated them. Took them off after 40km.
On went 26" reptile radials. Love these tires, handle anything, smooth as silk on asphalt Ave hard pack.


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The knockoff slingshot tires that I hated & replaced after only 40km.....


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Those Reptiles look like good tires.
Been very impressed so far, ride very smooth on anything hard, ave corners almost feel like you are on rails. Crossed a stream and a ton of brooks one day, and the really stick to wet rocks. Only really been in wet soupy mud about 14"deep, but they did really well.
Only thing I don't like, but I find any new tires do this for a while, but if you get on just the right size rocks, man they throw them.
And for me, unfortunately, one of the main tasks I have to use to get from my place out to the trail system, is a road built up with screened rock from a nearby pit. Just the right size rocks.....little smaller than a golf ball..... Lol

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I was almost ready to pull the trigger on a set of Maxxis Bighorn 2 tires and a buddy has talked me into going with the Maxxis Zilla's... He's been riding pretty much the same trails as I but has been doing it for much longer, I do respect his opinion!

I got a set of 26-11-12's and the 26-9-12's for $379 including shipping...I'm happy with that. :smile2:

I ordered 18 gram weights and shim from JBS Performance the other day, this should help with the larger tires.
 
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