No, this isn't the typical "what front tire should I buy for my 06" thread... I already had one of those a few months back My question is this- the tire I decided to go with, for better or worse, was a Maxxis MaxxCross SI. On my last ride out, I noticed the tire seemed low on air and very easy to squash with your hands, it also didn't handle worth a darn. So I pulled the tire apart thinking I had pinched the tube when I put the tire together- nothing. I put it back together and re-aired to 25 pounds to see if the valve core was leaking- no leak. Aired it down to 13 pounds and let it sit for a few days- still holding 13 pounds, but I can still easily smash the tire with my hands as if it was low on air. I don't remember any other tire I've used ever doing this before... did I just make a poor choice of tire? I don't think with a tire that soft I'll get the results I was hoping for with the tire swap in the first place. And since Satch is probably out there listening- I probably should have just gone with the Dunlop 952, I admit it! Any ideas or suggestions any of you might have would be appreciated. Oh yeah, the bike is being primarily used for woods riding- lots of hardpack, rocks, and roots.