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Recommendation on 27.5 (650b) tires for bikepacking

Hi guys,

I'm looking for some new tires for my mtb which im slowing fitting out for bikepacking. I usually do a mix of terrain from road, gravel, field and forest. I live in the UK so the varied weather and seasons means I need a solution which will be a good jack of all trades in as many conditions as possible, and something which is fairly puncture resistant. I'm also interested in whether I should look for different tyres for front/rear. Any recommendations would be much appreciated!




  • Was going to add, folding tyres would be ideal
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,852
    I have done a couple of bike packing weekends recently on my hardtail and used Specialized Purgatory on the front and Ground control on the rear, both in Grid flavour and both 2.3”.
    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

    Giant Trance 2 27.5 2016 ¦ Sonder Broken Road 2021¦ Giant Revolt Advanced 2 2019 ¦ Giant Toughtroad SLR 1 2019 ¦ Giant Anthem 3 2015 ¦ Specialized Myka Comp FSR 2009
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