Maxxis Ignitor EXO 120TPI Folding Tire 29x2.10
The Ignitor tread pattern was designed for the most discerning professional racers and has laid claim to multiple World Cup victories. The well-spaced tread pattern fills in nicely to provide low rolling resistance in the straights, while the ramped pentagonal knobs provide excellent traction in the corners and in medium soil.
This tire is fantastic. I have an Epic 29er Just spent two days on technical trails with a lot of leaves, climbing, off-camber sections, rocks, roots, etc. They instilled so much more confidence than the race tires that came with the bike. I did feel a bit more resistance at first so don't expect super high-speed tires. If you want grippy, great feel tires, these are exactly that. Honestly, haven't used them in mud so I can't tell you about that but for most of my riding, these have been fantastic.
I can attest to the experiences the others had with this tire, while it was still usable. I only got 1300 miles on this tire though. 80 percent of use was hard packed dirt/sand/roots, the other 20 was pavement and rock gardens like John Brown/vortex at Santos. I ran it tubeless on the rear and it delaminated causing the tire to bubble on the bottom, 8 or 9 or so. One was about 1.5" around by .75" tall? This tire had a lot of time left on it, knobby wise. I have replaced it with the exact same tire so will see how that works out for me.
Anyone looking for a faster rolling tread with large side knobs for cornering should consider this tire. Not as fast as the Wolverines, but these have better grip in the corners. For this type of tire, I give it five stars.
This tire has it's place - multi-day backcountry rides in dry to damp conditions... Love it fo that! High speed descentd in rocks? It's a little too "bouncy" for that. And a little too hard for slickrock, roots type terrain, IMO