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nrsnow wrote:Hey guys I would like your opinion on a faster tire than rocket Ron. Of course light weight. I feel theres to much resistance on the rocket Ron . I know semi slick tires exist and they would be the fastest but I would like something w traction. Would moving down to a 2.1 rocket Ron make a difference?
tonytourist wrote:Are you talking about a front tire or rear? You could try a Racing Ralph, or a Specialized Renegade.
I'd try the Maxxis Ikons. If you're willing to put on a bit of weight, the specialized Ground Controls are nice.
If you want to loose tread and keep similar to lighter weight, try Fast Tracks, Racing Ralphs.
One thing to note with specialized tires is that basically all of them come in a control and sworks version. Front tires you want to be sworks. Rear Sworks tires tend to get cut if you're in rocky terrain.
renegades are more versatile than they appear. most current fast traks are great too. "control" version arent that much heavier, especially if you weigh multiple samples and grab the lightest ones
sstefanov wrote:I will suggest Continental RaceKing 2.2 in either Supersonic or Racesport variants. Great traction, very low rolling resistance when ran with low pressure. Note that they are more like 2.4 in size, but I think this makes them even greater.
So then I assume the 2.0 size is more like a 2.2? Safe to say?
Go with the 2.2 - you will be amazed by the ride improvement from the big volume, great traction and low rolling resistance. I am running them tubeless on Stans Olympic rims with 1.4 bar in the front tyre and 1.6 bar in the rear tyre. I weight 72kg with gear.
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sorry to somewhat jack this thread, but is there something fundamentally different with the 26 and 29 continential tires? I tried to run a 2.2 race king 29 and it measured about 2.0-2.1". You are not the only person I've heard claim conti's tires run wide.
Regarding the Conti's running wide - I think this is only true for the Continental RaceKings which are made in Germany with black chilli compound. For example the RaceKing 2.2 folding (not supersonic or racesport) is not made of black chilli compound and is manufactured in Taiwan. It's size is like normal 2.2 tyre.
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