Strengths: Rolls fast. Awesome traction in dry conditions. Slow wearing.
Weaknesses: Packs up with mud quickly, easy to overpower on smooth rock and roots.
I have been using these tires for a year now and like them. They grip well in the dry except when used on smooth rock surfaces or roots, in those conditions it's easy to overpower the rear traction. I have been running the rear tire mounted backwards for a few months to improve traction and it's working. I have about 450 miles on this pair of tires and they show little sign of wear.
I'm setting up tubless WTB wire bead Nano Raptors on Stan's ZTR 29er rims and am wondering what kind of experances people have had running this combo. Has anyone rolled this tire off a rim while running it tubless? If so at what presure? I'm planning on running between 25 and 40 psi.Read More »