Tire Sizes

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Posted: Jan 27, 2014 at 18:57 Quote
Let's get a good discussion going.

What tire widths do you run on your front and rear wheels, what widths do you prefer, and why do you prefer them?

Personally, I prefer a fairly fat tire on the front wheel and a thinner tire on the back. (2.25 front, 2.1 rear)

The wider tire on the front gives me a bit more stability when steering/landing. The thinner tire on the rear end makes my rear-end/chainstay slightly shorter, while also rolling a little quicker and also being a bit lighter.

Maybe tire widths have never mattered to you, or you have always sworn by a certain width for your front and rear!

Posted: Feb 5, 2014 at 18:51 Quote
2.10 front, 2.35 rear

Posted: Feb 5, 2014 at 21:06 Quote
Currently 2.35 front and 2.1 rear, but I haven't ridden it yet. Previously 2.2f/1.95r and 2.15f/1.95r. Before that 2.1s front and back.

I have never liked really fat tires on other peoples bikes but I decided to give a 2.35 a shot on mine to get a proper feel for it. May go back to something smaller depending on how it rides

Posted: Feb 8, 2014 at 9:15 Quote
2.3 fafs front and back. monster truck. I like the feeling of a wider tire, feels more stable.

Posted: Feb 8, 2014 at 9:27 Quote
2.25 primium in the front. Looks/feels like 2.3/2.4 and 2.1 Aaron RossFrown in the back. Want 2.2 front and back.

Posted: Feb 15, 2014 at 10:47 Quote
2.25 Shadow Undertaker front, Odyssey Path P lyte 2.10 rear at the moment. I usually like the feel of not staggering my tire sizes, but my frame's got a 75.5 ha and raking it back made it feel better.

But to me 2.25 is the upper limit. I don't like the sluggishness of balloons, I like fast and carvy bikes.

Posted: Feb 16, 2014 at 7:21 Quote
I run Fit FAFs 2.1 front and rear. Nice and stiff and rolls forever.
Next set of tires I get though, I'm trying 2.3 front and rear. Curious as to how that feels

Posted: Feb 18, 2014 at 16:26 Quote
2.1 Front 1.95R 90psi My bike feels more responsive and seems too roll better. Way back when I used too run 1.95" F and 1.75" rear before there were Monster truck sizes

Posted: Feb 18, 2014 at 19:01 Quote
2.40 chase hawks front and rear on my flatland bike 2.35 aitken front and 1.95 path rear on my trail/street bike

Posted: Feb 19, 2014 at 14:09 Quote
2.25 front 2.20 rear I like it

Posted: Feb 23, 2014 at 1:08 Quote
Ghamer wrote:
2.1 Front 1.95R 90psi My bike feels more responsive and seems too roll better. Way back when I used too run 1.95" F and 1.75" rear before there were Monster truck sizes

Seriously? That must have been WAY back when. I ran the same thing with Tioga Comp 3s.
How does that feel on landing with the 1.95 on the rear?
What tires are you currently running?

Posted: Feb 23, 2014 at 16:45 Quote
Im running Animal GLH's been on them for years now . I've only tried out a 2.2" in the back for a bit , I dont feel any real difference in the landings

Posted: Feb 23, 2014 at 17:13 Quote
Well, now that we've all sounded off on what tires we're all using, what about thoughts on weight?

I had been running a Duo Stunner Lo 2.25 up front and I switched to my Undertaker (same size but a lot heavier) and immediately found riding jumps way easier. It was much easier to make proper front to back landings and more stable in the air. Felt like less effort to keep speed up through the lines too.

Posted: Feb 24, 2014 at 22:20 Quote
bigbrotherbmx wrote:
2.25 primium in the front. Looks/feels like 2.3/2.4 and 2.1 Aaron RossFrown in the back. Want 2.2 front and back.
Those premium tires are beasts, Im running one up front and a 2.4 oddy chase hawk in the rear (which looks like a bitch compared to the premium)

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