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MTB Tires (dot) com is the best you will find. There is not a 29er section, but specs on available WTB, Maxxis, Stan's, etc. are there. Maybe Shiggy can do cross link to 29er data as soon as a few more tires are available?
 

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Brand Model Bead Width True to size? volume indication Avg weight
WTB Nanoraptor Folding 2.1 narrowish moderate 660
WTB Motoraptor Folding 2.1 narrowish moderate 660
WTB Exiwolf Folding 2.3 narrow moderate/wide 790
Maxxis Ignitor Folding 2.1 normal moderate 590
Kenda Klaw XT Front Folding 2.1 normal moderate 650
Kenda Klaw XT Rear Folding 2.1 normal moderate 650
Kenda Karma Folding 2.2 very narrow low volume 530
Continental Vapor Folding 2.1 very narrow low volume 580
Schwalbe Little Albert Folding 2.1 very narrow low volume 590
Schwalbe Big Apple Wire 2.35 normal super high volume 980
Specialized Fast Trak Pro Folding 2.0 very wide moderate/wide 610
Bontrager Jones XR Front Folding 2.25 normal moderate/wide 650
Bontrager Jones XR Rear Folding 2.2 normal moderate/wide 640
Bontrager Jones AcX Folding 2.2 narrowish moderate 650
Bontrager Jones XR 1.8" Front Folding 1.8 narrowish very low volume, 28" 550
Bontrager Jones XR 1.8" Front Folding 1.8 narrowish very low volume, 28" 550
IRC Mythos II Front Folding 2.1 normal moderate 660
IRC Mythos II Read Folding 2.1 normal moderate 660
IRC Notos Folding 2.1 normal moderate 660
NoTubes Crow Folding 2.0 normal moderate 490
 

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Here's my list of tires 700x45 (29x1.75) or larger:

Full knobbies
tire-name claimed-width bead claimed-weight
panaracer fire cross 45 wire 690
bontrager jones xr front/rear 1.8 fold 550
conti vapor pro 1.9 fold 590
conti vapor comp 1.9 wire ?
stans notubes the crow 2.0 fold 490
irc mythos ii front/rear 2.1 fold 690
irc notos 2.1 fold 650
*kenda klaw xt front/rear 2.1 fold 650-680
*maxxis ignitor 2.1 fold 630
schwalbe little albert 2.1 fold 590
wtb motoraptor 2.1 wire 595
*wtb nanoraptor (comp) 2.1 wire 730
wtb nanoraptor race 2.1 fold 660
*bontrager jones acx 2.2 fold 575
bontrager jones xr front/rear 2.2 fold 575
*kenda karma 2.2 fold 600
specialized fast trak 2.2 fold 600
*wtb exiwolf (comp) 2.3 wire 790
wtb exiwolf race 2.3 fold ?

Semislicks:
*schwalbe black jack 1.9 wire 640
schwalbe marathon xr 2.0 fold 880
*Kenda Khan 50 wire 793

True slicks:
schwalbe marathon/2006 45 wire 840
michelin transworld city 47 wire 710
panaracer crosstown 47 wire 1000
specialized infinity 47 wire 775
schwalbe marathon 2006 2.0 2.0 wire 940
schwalbe smover 2.0 fold 785
schwalbe big apple 2.0 wire 835
schwalbe big apple 2.35 wire 935
 

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That one might be worth trying a search for. Not many have them, but there's been quite a few reviews.
From what I've read : really small, not cush, not really fast, very grippy.
Just like my experiences with the 26" version. For me it was an "extreme conditions" race tire. Really loose gravel or slippery mud. For regular riding all other Schwalbes I tried were plain better.
 

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Not wider than a "45", which ends up much skinnier. Try Nokian and Innova. Make your own. There's been threads on which tires are easily converted. Someone even stuck a DH tread to a 29x2.35" slick tire with rivets, instant 30" studded tire!
 

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Stosh (Canada) said:
Is there a studded 29 available for winter riding?

I have not had much luck finding one.

Michael
As Cloxx said, 700x45 is as big as they get. The Innova is available from QBP (and thus most bike shops), but the Nokian doesn't have North American distribution. I got mine through peterwhitecycles.com, the only source in this country. About $65 shipped. Well worth it, although I'm still wishing for something bigger.

I may stud up the forthcoming Panaracer Rampage or Weirwolf LT with pop rivets for snowriding this winter.
 

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Cloxxki, Glowboy

Wondering where you got your weights for the tires? I'm considering a reliable, faster tire, like possibly the Nano or Fast Track. Shiggy has the wire Nano at 623g, so I'm wondering how the folding kevlar would be so much, I'd think it would be close to 575g or so. Something must be off somewhere.

I currently have the Ignitors, which I like. But a lower profile tread would be a good thing for faster courses. I was hoping to be about the same for weight, or less if possible, without getting crazy light.

Anyway, let me know the basis for your weights, if you don't mind. Thx!
 

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Cloxxki, Glowboy

Wondering where you got your weights for the tires? Anyway, let me know the basis for your weights, if you don't mind. Thx!
(1) My own measurements, in the case of tires I own, (2) Shiggy's measurements on mtbtires.com, (3) from various posts on this board, or (4) from manufacturer's specs. In that order. I'll update my folding Nano figure. I stand by my wire Nano figure, though. If memory serves, it may have been as much as 760-780 for the Nanos I had, but I'm giving the tire the benefit of the doubt and erring on the conservative side.
 

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I've had sub-700g wire Nano's, and have heard of even lighter ones. Seen some close to 800g too. Not a high-end, super-consistent manufacturing process, perhaps?
 

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You have to wonder ...

GlowBoy said:
As Cloxx said, 700x45 is as big as they get. The Innova is available from QBP (and thus most bike shops), but the Nokian doesn't have North American distribution. I got mine through peterwhitecycles.com, the only source in this country. About $65 shipped. Well worth it, although I'm still wishing for something bigger.

I may stud up the forthcoming Panaracer Rampage or Weirwolf LT with pop rivets for snowriding this winter.
Yes, you have to wonder when Nokian will up the ante with a 2.3" 29er tire with 300 + carbide studs.

We should also wonder when Surly will offer a studded version of the Endomorph to make the Pugsley both float over snow and grab onto ice.
 

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TigerRider said:
Anyone own/use the schwalbe little alberts? I'm curious how they perform/hold up..
I have some and love them, smaller volume, but they ride well, and have tons of traction. I highly recommend..............though I've not tried too many 29er tires, so take that into consideration as well.
 
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