Roll X S Works

Discuss light weight issues concerning mountain bikes & parts.

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flat_chipmunk
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by flat_chipmunk

Anyone know why the S Works version would be heavier than the Pro version? Sounds backwards

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by danielgillett

If it is anything like Nokian, it is because the S-Works tread has a lowered rolling resistance & softer compound, which results in a stronger (heavier) casing.

I agree - It sounds backwards.

Tim the Pineapple
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by Tim the Pineapple

flat_chipmunk wrote:Anyone know why the S Works version would be heavier than the Pro version? Sounds backwards


Wait i think its lighter but yeah Rollx is boat anchor... They feel nice and grip well but the RR is slow just like Pana's Fire Xc's or Tioga.

flat_chipmunk
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by flat_chipmunk

Interesting that the RR is that bad because Mtn Bike Action magazine has been pushing these for some time as a RACE tire. I can see it though because they are very knobby and I weighed some on an electronic gram scale and they were A LOT heavier than advertiesed (590 g vs 527 advertised).

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