I found the post from Nino...
for me the Contis are a thing of the past !
-first because the Nokian beats them in both rolling resistance and grip
-second because ,as we found out during the eurobike, newer contis are made in thailand and that's why we recently saw so many blown Contis when used with sealant.has something to do with bad quality...
anyway - the Nokian is absolutely awesome.it rolls superfast and grips
better than the Explorer. forget about the Twister since it's only advantage
is its low weight but it has so little meat everywhere that you puncture
them easily.the lack of grip is hindering you to go fast in every corner and
every dh-section so the small weight advantage is not going to make you any faster.the Nokian however is pretty light too but offers a level of grip
that allows you to let it go everywhere.I still have to find a weakness in
grip.so far it gripped on all kinds of terains.the only thing i didn't try
was deep mud.
no problems with sealing them either.the Explorer SS sometimes had very porous sidewalls that could cause some trouble.not so the Nokian which inflates real easy.
If i should ever go riding in rocky terrain i'd mount the 2.2 wide NBX which also got rave reviews about a year ago.
my Nokians (i got 8 pcs. total) weighed anywhere from 451-481g.most were 460g.they also ride more comfortably than the Contis.
by riding them "tubeless" you save 9 WATTS in rolling resistance as showed that german test of the Eclipse system last month.
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