lightest 650b tire ?

Discuss light weight issues concerning mountain bikes & parts.

Moderator: Moderator Team

Post Reply
crazyeight
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:16 pm

by crazyeight

hi

what s the lightest xc tire for my 650b wheelset ?

i've seen maxxlite at 340gr and... that s all ?!! the closest one i ve found is rocket ron at 460 ??

any other alternative ?

by Weenie


scott_racer
Posts: 98
Joined: Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:30 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia

by scott_racer

Schwalbe Thunder Burt 2.1 liteskin. Claimed 415g.
Start flat out ... then pick the pace up halfway

crazyeight
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:16 pm

by crazyeight

Yeah found this one too.

How can maxxis make a 340 one and nobodyelse does better than 415 ?? That s a huge diff.

crazyeight
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:16 pm

by crazyeight

is someone running this maxxlite tubeless ?

bikewithnoname
Posts: 1329
Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:29 pm
Location: UK

by bikewithnoname

I doubt many are running them at all, they have next to no grip and a super thin carcass so unless you're riding a very hard packed fire road with no thorns they're not going to last a ride. A friend of mine tried them last summer, the front lasted a full days riding but he said it was like riding with a slick tyre! The back had 2 flats and tore the sidewall, and this was riding nothing very challenging in the Surrey Hills.
"We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities." Oscar Wilde

Pegoretti, Parlee, Donhou, Various others

crazyeight
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:16 pm

by crazyeight

No other choice than thunder burt then :(

Jan
Posts: 42
Joined: Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:50 pm
Location: Trondheim, Norway

by Jan

Bontrager XR0. 410 gram

crazyeight
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:16 pm

by crazyeight

finally found the lightest one !!

26*1.95 (299g)
27.5*1.95 (336g)
29*1.95 (351g)

anyone want to try this one ? :D

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Lightes ... 60815.html

RedCoke
Posts: 35
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:54 am

by RedCoke

My friend used this Chaoyang tire. Not bad. However, of course you know, beware of flat problems.

by Weenie


Post Reply