Let’s talk tires for a bit. For the last few years, I’ve been mixing up my tires on the bikes that Priscilla and I ride. I typically run an aggressive (business) tires in the front that range from 2.10-2.50, and sometimes I run smaller, but a faster rolling tire with lower tread pattern tire in the back (party). Why do I do this? It’s simple really, the front tire is my first point of contact on the trail, thus needing to make sure it grabs onto everything I roll through. The back tire is my pusher, and with its low tread patter and lower rolling resistance, I can get up to speed quick. As I mentioned, I’ve been using this type of combination for years and it has worked great for me.
Priscilla’s bike, the KHS XCT 556 has WTB Wolverine 2.1 in the back (super fast tire) and an aggressive Kenda Nevegal 2.1 in the front.