2.5 VS 2.6 Tires

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rockchomper
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5/28/2020 2:36pm Edited Date/Time 5/28/2020 2:37pm
Context of riding type : DH bike, DH trail, loose over hard / loose (crestline/big bear)

Will a 2.6 DHF offer more traction over a DHF 2.5?
whats got more grip a 2.6 maxx terra or a 2.5 maxxgrip?
2.6 is it great or hype? pros/cons?
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spoon_
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2.5 all day
2.6 just feels floaty and awful in corners, maybe a bit comfier in straight line rock gardens but definitely worse cornering

Read this, couldnt agree more
https://www.bikemag.com/gear/components/tires-components-gear/first-imp…

test rode kenda hellkat atc 2.4 and nevegal2 2.6 back to back. 2.6 feels a lot worse on hard and loose/hard
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Big Bird
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I laugh all day seeing people riding around on fat bikes on the street. 2.5 is plenty. anything more is wasted friction and wallowyness. At least at modern low pressures.
mfoga
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10/11/2020 8:26pm
2.6 can be nice on a Hardtail but on a DH bike no thanks.
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Context of riding type : DH bike, DH trail, loose over hard / loose (crestline/big bear) Will a 2.6 DHF offer more traction over a DHF...
Context of riding type : DH bike, DH trail, loose over hard / loose (crestline/big bear)

Will a 2.6 DHF offer more traction over a DHF 2.5?
whats got more grip a 2.6 maxx terra or a 2.5 maxxgrip?
2.6 is it great or hype? pros/cons?
Seeing as that 2.5 is probably not a WT tyre and actually measures 2.3-2.4in there is a much bigger difference.
Bigger tyre is better on rocky terrain but not necessarily in the conditions you mentioned (assuming same carcass of course) i.e. bigger tyre will flex more. As for compounds obviously the softer compound will grip better in those conditions (though not always best eg in loam knob length is more important).
Losifer
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10/11/2020 10:58pm
Also keep in mind that, at least with the DHF, a 2.6” will have smaller knobs and a thinner casing than a 2.5”. I’d stick with a 2.5” DHF.
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Pedal4life
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10/12/2020 11:53am
You can’t run the 2.6 at the same low pressures that you’d run ur 2.5 at or it will feel wallowyey if you play with ur pressures you’ll find grip and steering improvements with little or no loss in rolling speed but still I’ll stay with 2.5 MaxxGrip DHF
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10/13/2020 1:20pm
As far as I know the Maxxis 2.6er is more an all mountain tire for those who want to go in the Plus tire direction. It is lighter and has smaller knobs compared to the equivalent 2.5 tire. For aggressive riding the 2.5er is the way to go. The MaxxGrip has more traction than the MaxxTerra - especially in the wet. But I heard that at lower temperatures the MaxxGrip gets hard and then a MaxxTerra is better.
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