Lightest 26 x 2.25 tire that grips?

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Zachariah
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Here is what I'm looking at for a light, fast rolling All-Mountain, Trail tire:

-Schwalbe Smart Sam
-Continental X King
-WTB Wolverine
-Kenda Slant Six
-Maxxis Aspen 60tpi
-Specialized Fast Trak LK
-Bontrager XR1
-Panaracer Rampage
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by fivethirtyonepm

add Michelin Wild Race'R Advanced to that list.

i'm running them on my cannondale 1x9 and they are absolutely fantastic. i've set them up tubeless using the joe's system and (on xc717 discs) and i actually prefer them to the rocket/ron - racing ralph setup (stans tubeless on arch ex rims) on my yeti

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fivethirtyonepm wrote:add Michelin Wild Race'R Advanced to that list.

i'm running them on my cannondale 1x9 and they are absolutely fantastic. i've set them up tubeless using the joe's system and (on xc717 discs) and i actually prefer them to the rocket/ron - racing ralph setup (stans tubeless on arch ex rims) on my yeti


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the new michelins as mentioned are on my short list. I absolutely love the aspens. Way more grip then you would think and super low RR.
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Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2.25"

Maxxis Ikon 2.2"

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by Lawfarm

I second the Ikon, as long as it's the EXO version in 2.2"

Light, fast, surprisingly grippy.

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by socratease

The tires on your list are all quite a bit different. Where are you going to be riding and what conditions? What bike is this going on?

What I like for relatively lightweight all-mountain duties:

Specialized S-works/Control ground control. Light for 2.3s, good all condition tires, though squirm a bit on really hard packed (desertous) surfaces. They are faster than one would think considering how spread out and obtrusive the knobs are.

Specialized Captain 2.2s (tires that have quirks, but still very fast rolling and predictable)

Maxxis Ikon (dry) Aspen / Crossmark (light) Ignitor (all around) Ardent (heavy duty)

Bontrager XR4 TLR (heavy, but lighter than nevegals, good aggressive front tire)

Panaracer Rampage-- good all arounders

Intense tires--very soft, a bit heavy, loads of grip.

Not a huge fan of Conti's mountain tires, since to get something with a decently wide casing you need to go with a 2.4s

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I ride mostly dry, desert conditions. Occasionally, I'll venture into loamy forests, with rock and roots. Bike is 2010 Giant Anthem X2, made light - but can easily handle all-day Trail riding.
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Continental Race King really 2.2" ...
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