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Any idea if the kevlar bead tires are out yet? Looks like they'll cost $10 more than wire beads. Any advantage over wire bead other than weight, and how much weight will be saved?
The only real advantage is the folding bead tire is easier to ship, store and carry.

Typically the weight difference for a 26" tire, with identical spec except for the bead, is 30-40g. You may see greater range with some brands because they also use different casings on the wire and folding bead versions.
 

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I mispoke earlier, What I meant to say is typically about 50g and up to 75g (ymmv). I've had tires, old school stuff, that have been 75g, but that is on the high-side.

The tires I currently have are about 45g diff. Also, a higher TPI can lower your weight by just as much as the bead or even more.
 
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