lightweight mtb tires

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Femboy
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by Femboy

anyone got any goot light xc tires
right now im running dual aspen 29x2.25 and I really like the grip and punture resistance but I do not like the weight.
any good xc tires under 600 grams?

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stoney
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by stoney

Continental Race King 2.2

req110
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by req110

There are continental race king race sport berstein edition which are below 600g. But issue is that these tires are not tubeless ready. You can mount the, ride them, but they don't hold air for long.

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Klaster_1
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by Klaster_1

My 2.25" Rocket Ron Lightskin is 553g, but as @req110's points out, a proper tubeless tire holds air much better. You can put a Tubolito S-Tubo in, replacing poor air retention with poor puncture resistance.

Hexsense
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by Hexsense

Wolfpack MTB Speed 29x2.25" is 590g
This tire has seriously more grip than any other choices under 600g (despite having "speed" in the name, just look at the tread knobs...). And it isn't undersized. In fact, it measure similar width to Maxxis Rekon Race 2.35.

I use Wolfpack MTB Race 29x2.4" front and Wolfpack MTB Speed 29x2.25 rear, and I like it.

stoney
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by stoney

You can also try the new S-Works Renegade or Fast Trak. They are light.

jff
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by jff

Hexsense wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:02 pm
Wolfpack MTB Speed 29x2.25" is 590g
This tire has seriously more grip than any other choices under 600g (despite having "speed" in the name, just look at the tread knobs...). And it isn't undersized. In fact, it measure similar width to Maxxis Rekon Race 2.35.

I use Wolfpack MTB Race 29x2.4" front and Wolfpack MTB Speed 29x2.25 rear, and I like it.
I agree, a very fast tyre despite the relatively high knobs which makes them very grippy as well. One remark: this tyre is fast due this supply, light casing which makes them very prone for punctures.

joeeboh
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by joeeboh

Using a pair of nobby nic liteskin pacestars at about 620g for a 27.5 2.25. These are the old discontinued versions

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kervelo
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by kervelo

Occasionally you can still find the old Schwalbe tyres: for example Racing Ray
https://r2-bike.com/SCHWALBE-Tire-Racin ... CIAL-OFFER

joeeboh
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by joeeboh

joeeboh wrote:Using a pair of nobby nic liteskin pacestars at about 620g for a 27.5 2.25. These are the old discontinued versions

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Just bought some Michelin wild racer ultimates at a steep discount too. Labelled as 500g for a 650b 2.25 but I haven't actually weighed it yet. 29er should still be within 600g

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scant
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by scant

I've used the specialized renegade rear & fast trak front for 2 summer seasons & really like them for a fast rolling combo. If you live/ride anywhere vaguely rocky I wouldnt use an s works version on the rear. I use the slightly heavier, but noticeably stronger control casing for the rear tyre, still less than 600g. I think the s-works fast trak 29er 2.1 front was 540g

iva
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by iva

There were so many test regarding tires and rolling ressistance / grip /punture resistance. i got used to scwalbe racing ralph/ray and for more grip even rocket ron.
If so many world class XC racers use it i can too :)
performance version lighter but on rocky terrain it wont last long especially the sidewalls.
anyway i think that there is not much diff in weight between all these brands.

xixang
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by xixang

kervelo wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:19 am
Occasionally you can still find the old Schwalbe tyres: for example Racing Ray
https://r2-bike.com/SCHWALBE-Tire-Racin ... CIAL-OFFER
Very hard to find but I just picked up a set of these NOS Schwalbe Furious Fred tires, 29x2.0. Made with baby skin, can't wait to try them out!

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xixang
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by xixang

Well the standard Fred tire was 416g but if ytou can find the Addix compound its 364g, straight sorcery there.

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Femboy
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by Femboy

xixang wrote:
Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:20 am
Well the standard Fred tire was 416g but if ytou can find the Addix compound its 364g, straight sorcery there.

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hows the puncture resistant doe?

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