I want to upgrade my DX to a 3" from the 2.6" Kenda. Plus I thought it’d be good to have one place that compared all the tires (which I could not find anything close in searches).
From what I’ve read and observed. Feel free to add you opinions or corrections if I’ve stated anything incorrect.
Nokian Gazzolatti – The widest of the 3” tires. Flat profile. Absorbs drops the best. A tad heavy. Kind of hard to turn on especially at speed. Most riders who ride REALLY knarly terrain preffer this tire. It’s getting harder to find and is rather expensive (about $70). Will not fit on a Torker DX.
Duro Racing Wildlife Leopard – This and the Gaz are the next most popular tires, and next most popular tire among hard riders. Used to be really cheep, but UDC just doubled the price to $50. Has a much rounder profile, thinner sidewalls, lighter, and less aggressive tread than the Gaz. W/ both the Duro and Gaz, if you ride exclusively off road, the sidewalls will start showing the cords long before the tread is warn out. Disconcerting to see, but not really a problem, esp. w/ the Gaz.
Arrow Racing Widebite - Looks like it has a flatter profile and more agressive tred than the Duro. Available in 67d (hard) and 57d SRS (Soft)
Halo Contra - I can’t find it on any sites in the US UDC seems to have the best price in UK
Intense DH - I had a had time finding it at a online store.
IRC KUJO - Also hard for me to find.
Camel Tire CB 960 – The first I’ve seen heard of this tire.
2.6" Specialized – I very briefly rode mscalisi’s uni w/ this tire ( I think it was the Roller Pro, but the site says 2.7”). It was obviously wider w/ a flatter profile and more aggressive tread than my 2.6” Kenda Kinetics, both on Alex DX32 rims. While having a significantly higher air pressure (13 vs. about 20) it was significantly more springy (probably has thinner sidewalls) and rolled more smoothly on asphalt.
24X2.7 Maxxis High Roller DH - I’ve heard of some people who like this tire, I don’t remember anything about it though.
Edit: This was obviously about Muni tires, but given the title, I should include that there are several cruiser tires, all very similar to the Dyno Fireball