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17" knobbies for the SM? Or just go with Shinko 244?

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Are there any 17" knobbies available for the SM? PO put Kings KT-963 3.50 on the front and 5.10 on the rear and both now seem to be discontinued.


If not, how do the Shinko 244 5.10 and 4.60 fare? I'm really liking the $110/set price tag and supposed 3k-5k mileage on the rear.


My original plan when purchasing this bike was to put BT003rs on there when these Kings' expire so I can get back into canyon carving. However, after enjoying my first ever outing on dirt while using this current setup, some noob friendly offroading feels more appealing.


The reason I'm thinking of going with 17" knobbies rather than the traditional 21/18 dirt setup is my 28" inseam (and that's rounded up). I sat on an S prior to purchasing the SM. Perhaps I just need more practice but it was a bitch to switch feet at a stand still.

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