1999 Specialized Rockhopper A1 FS needs new tires

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    • #592681

      Hi there been stalking for a while figured i would just post. Roadie getting into MTB. Just moved to within 3 miles of some nice single track and got a hand me down bike to get started (cant convince the wife i need another $3k bike just yet). Needs new front and rear tires

      Trail riding: Sandy spots, hard pack and lots of roots on single track just awesome northern Wisconsin trail.
      Me: 6′ 230lb
      Bike: 1999 Specialized Rockhopper A1 FS
      Fork: Answer Manitou Spyder, 2.75″ travel
      Front Wheell:26″ Richey Rock Comp
      Rear Wheel: 26″ Mavic 221 UB Control

      How wide a tire can i fit on this guy, don’t think rims will limit it. Any entry point suggestions, Not looking to spend $50+ per tire if i don’t have to.

    • #592685

      Kenda Nevegal 26×2.35 front, 26×2.1 rear

      On most of the bikes from that time, those widths were the widest that most frames/forks would fit. The Nevegal was also the most popular tire at that time. Nevegals are still made today.

      • #592693

        thanks for the reply.  it came with 26×1.95 on front and back.  I was looking at some of the Schwalbe lineup in the 2.25-2.3 range.  Might be able to do that on front and look for a 2.1/2.0 on back.  i will look at the Nevegal as well.

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