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    One of my favorite tires in the 26 inch size is...

    One of my favorite tires in the 26 inch size is the WTB Raptor. It comes in a front and rear specific tread and is not too expensive. Another good one I have liked is the Panaracer Fire XC Pro. ...
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    Might be worth trying some different tires on...

    Might be worth trying some different tires on your current bike to see how they work. You just might avoid spending a few hundred dollars for a separate bike. As for hardtail vs. full suspension, I...
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    The tires could very well be a huge factor. The...

    The tires could very well be a huge factor. The 29 inch wheels give you larger contact patch, which should therefore lead to better grip and control. The downside to this is that the bigger wheels...
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    If you're looking at large frames, I presume you...

    If you're looking at large frames, I presume you are around 6' tall. If so, I would stay away from the 26 inch wheels. Find a good solid bike with 27.5 or 29 inch wheels, especially if you're...
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