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Old 07-14-2020, 10:33 PM
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I had XR4 2.6/XR3 2.4 for a season on a bike that got stolen :-(. They were great in Front Range chunk and loose over hard, not quite as grippy as the Minion DHF/Aggressor combo that is the standard here but you also save a few hundred grams and rolls faster. The old XR3 pattern didn't brake as well as the Aggressor, and the new pattern looks even worse in that respect, though I have no time on it.
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Old 07-14-2020, 10:44 PM
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The Spur comes with a Dissector in the front and a Rekon in the back. Both are 2.4 WT. I haven't been wanting for traction or front grip. I think I'd be good with less tire. At least I'd like to try it.

I've thought about:
Forekaster front with Rekon race rear or keeping my Rekon WT
XR3s F and R
XR4 front and XR3 rear

Cool thing with the Bonty tires is the 30 day guarantee. Not sure how they do that but it might be worth trying the tires knowing that's an option.
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Old 07-15-2020, 05:14 AM
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I rode out west once and thought I'd love it. The views did not disappoint, but the endless slog up hill to just turn around and descend wasn't for me. I prefer East Coast riding, where you're "in it" from the get go.
Man, I feel the exact opposite

Nice bike!
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Old 07-15-2020, 07:39 AM
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Nice! I just got a new Kona Hei Hei. Same travel (120/120) but a little more XC, a little less slack, a little less long, which i s more up my ally. These new breed XC bikes are DOPE.
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Old 07-15-2020, 10:48 AM
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Andy,

were you able to test ride the epic evo? I'm debating between the two and wanted to get your take on it.

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Old 07-15-2020, 05:04 PM
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Nice! I just got a new Kona Hei Hei. Same travel (120/120) but a little more XC, a little less slack, a little less long, which i s more up my ally. These new breed XC bikes are DOPE.
That is a sweet bike. Unfortunately, we don't have a Kona dealer here right now. Surprising considering Wicks, Trebon, Fahringer all live here. I've watched Werner's videos on the bike and it look great.

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Andy,

were you able to test ride the epic evo? I'm debating between the two and wanted to get your take on it.

Thanks!
The shop has some demos in stock but I didn't do it. I kind of lucked (meaning I texted the right person) into this Spur so I jumped on it.

The spec on the the X01 Spur is better than the Evo Expert spec too.

Not sure how they differ in pedaling though. I wonder if the Epic Evo may pedal a bit better, don't know.

I honestly see myself trying a shorter shock in the back just for fun.
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Old 07-15-2020, 08:53 PM
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tires

maxxis makes way too many tires, but you might want to try a high roller 2 or the ardent/ardent race depending on the types or trails and whatnot.

vittoria mountain bike tires are also well-liked among the iconoclasts. you might want try going agarro as the more robust tire with a barzo or something on the rear, or go agarro/agarro or agarro with the new mazza with the tnt casing on the front.

there is just no getting away from the fact that all tires are super chonky now.
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Old 07-19-2020, 12:06 AM
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Picked up an XR# and XR4 today. I'll give those a try.

Pic from today's fun little ride.

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Old 07-19-2020, 12:41 AM
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Now that's dusty
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Old 07-19-2020, 11:35 PM
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So dry right now. Trails are getting blown out. We need some rain badly.
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