NoTubesThe Raven NoTubes is proudTo introduceThe newTubeless ready Raven. UsingThe same ultra fast rollingTread pattern and dual durometer rubber asThe Crow, but withTaller side knobs and wideTire casing for even betterTraction in all riding conditions. DesignedTo be used at low pressures Can be used withTubes orTubeless with Stan’sTire sealant Low rolling resistance design features dual compound rubber 29”Tire features extra strong folding bead design 120TPI casing has sev
from Santa Barbara, CA
Date Reviewed: September 21, 2009
Strengths: Fast. Low rolling resistance. Very light. Decent grip and sidewall durability for a low tread tire. Very easy to run tubeless.
Weaknesses: Braking traction is bad. Must learn to "drift" the rear wheel a bit in corners. Steep, loose climbs require more careful weight distribution. Too sketchy to use as front tire.
Run these tubeless on a Stans rim at lower psi and you'll be amazed at how much grip you get. I've raced 15 or so XC and super D courses with Ravens on the rear and they have held up great. Just don't expect tons of grip. They should be viewed as a no-compromises racing tire where speed is the ultimate goal. To that end, they work beautifully as a rear tire.
Hi all. I've seen that the Raven has a pretty strong following to this day. I was hoping some of you current owners could help me out. I'm looking for the I2I and stroke dimension on the rear shock. I believe Raven 1 is what I'm looking for (the one with the slotted mounting end), but I will gla ... Read More »
[COLOR=#333333]Which hydropack do you prefer? I am considering buying an osprey but am not sure if I should go with the Raptor 14 or the Raven 14....they seem similar-the Raven is women specific and only comes in two colors-hence the allure of the Raptor with more color options.[/COLOR]
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Which hydropack do you prefer? I am considering buying an osprey but am not sure if I should go with the Raptor 14 or the Raven 14....they seem similar-the Raven is women specific and only comes in two colors-hence the allure of the Raptor with more color options.
Which packs do you have and what d ... Read More »
Just got it built yesterday. Sram XX1 components, XT brakes, RockShox Revelation fork with lockout, Ritchey WCS carbon bar and WCS Stem. Stans ZTR Crest 650b wheels with Schwalbe Racing Ralph tires. All the cables are internally routed, including the rear brake. It has a tapered headtube and BB30 bo ... Read More »
The date(weekend) has been set!! Everyone mark your calendars for the weekend of September 21st and 22nd. The "Raven" part of a back-to-back day enduro weekend in Bald Eagle and Rothrock State Forests. MORE DETAILS TO COME!!!! in the mean time keep an eye on [url]http://www.bikereg.com/19272[/ur ... Read More »