Slant Six or Nevegel for front tire?

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    • #119096

      PMC

      I know there are numerous tire threads but my question is specific.

      I currently run Small Block 8’s front and back (29er) and plan to keep the back. I need more grip for the front but need to keep it fast rolling. Which of these tires would you go with – Slant Six or Nevegel? Please no other suggestions unless you have experience with these first to directly compare.

      looking for improvement for hard pack, sand dusted hard pack, sand, very light mud/damp/greasy ground which are all common here in the midwest.

      edit: this is for xc racing so looking for the best compromise for speed and traction.

    • #119097

      Hi depends on where you ride if in southern california, nevada, arizona, new mexico. I would use the Nevgal up front and the slant six in back. The slant six up front has turn in issues. The slant six and small block eight work well for me as a rear tire. I like the slant six knobs for braking and downhill single track for loose over hard as a rear tire plus it rolls good… The Nevgal works good as an aggressive front tire since it has a flat surface and tall cornering knobs of course rolling resistance is not the best.

      Thats my two cents.I ride southern cali

    • #119098

      PMC
      "tcarbone" wrote

      Hi depends on where you ride if in southern california, nevada, arizona, new mexico. I would use the Nevgal up front and the slant six in back. The slant six up front has turn in issues. The slant six and small block eight work well for me as a rear tire. I like the slant six knobs for braking and downhill single track for loose over hard as a rear tire plus it rolls good… The Nevgal works good as an aggressive front tire since it has a flat surface and tall cornering knobs of course rolling resistance is not the best.

      Thats my two cents.I ride southern cali

      I’m in the Midwest
      Northwest Indiana to be specific.

      Basically you just confirmed the reasons why I’m stuck! lol
      I know slat 6 is supposed to be the compromise between the Nevangel and the Small block 8 but it sounds like I need them to make something between the slant 6 and the Nevangel. 😕 😕 😕

    • #119099
      "PJM" wrote

      [quote="tcarbone":255fgcv5]Hi depends on where you ride if in southern california, nevada, arizona, new mexico. I would use the Nevgal up front and the slant six in back. The slant six up front has turn in issues. The slant six and small block eight work well for me as a rear tire. I like the slant six knobs for braking and downhill single track for loose over hard as a rear tire plus it rolls good… The Nevgal works good as an aggressive front tire since it has a flat surface and tall cornering knobs of course rolling resistance is not the best.

      Thats my two cents.I ride southern cali

      I’m in the Midwest
      Northwest Indiana to be specific.

      Basically you just confirmed the reasons why I’m stuck! lol
      I know slat 6 is supposed to be the compromise between the Nevangel and the Small block 8 but it sounds like I need them to make something between the slant 6 and the Nevangel. 😕 😕 😕[/quote:255fgcv5]

      Check into the Conti’s either x King or mountain king II with black chili pricepoint.com usually has a good deal on them. On my 26" I run nevgal front slant six rear works good sucks for mud and wet though even with DCT. On my 29er I run the conti’s Mountain King II they roll good with the X king rear which rolls excellent. Get the black chili version for wet weather and greasy terrain.

      Good luck

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