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I currently run Python UST's on Mavic Crossrocs and it is a great combiantion for x-country loose stuff and hardpack. Good on the street too. Not good in wet.

Does anyone have experience with the light version? Are they worth considering? Longevity issues?

Bike is aluminum hardtail. I ride smoothly and weigh 180 LB. and have not had a flat in years! Will run new tires in Chequamegon Fat 40 in September

Very pleased with the current setup but due for new tires and always looking to shave some weight when reasonable.

Hutchinson website - http://tires.hutchinson.fr/accueil.html
 

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Get the Airllight Non-UST w/ Stan's

FLOMBE said:
I currently run Python UST's on Mavic Crossrocs and it is a great combiantion for x-country loose stuff and hardpack. Good on the street too. Not good in wet.

Does anyone have experience with the light version? Are they worth considering? Longevity issues?

Bike is aluminum hardtail. I ride smoothly and weigh 180 LB. and have not had a flat in years! Will run new tires in Chequamegon Fat 40 in September

Very pleased with the current setup but due for new tires and always looking to shave some weight when reasonable.

Hutchinson website - http://tires.hutchinson.fr/accueil.html
I have the Mavic 3.1 UST and run the Non-UST Python airlights (480 gm) w/ Stan's Goop. I shaved off more than a pound of rotational wieght I can actually feel. I weight 160 lb w/ all of my stuff and run the back 35 and the front 30 psi. Been running this for 8 months and no problems. Great traction and low rolling resistance. I ride through rock gardens, roots, and take small 1 to 2 foot drops easily.
 

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Moo Shoo Pork said:
I have the Mavic 3.1 UST and run the Non-UST Python airlights (480 gm) w/ Stan's Goop. I shaved off more than a pound of rotational wieght I can actually feel. I weight 160 lb w/ all of my stuff and run the back 35 and the front 30 psi. Been running this for 8 months and no problems. Great traction and low rolling resistance. I ride through rock gardens, roots, and take small 1 to 2 foot drops easily.
I have a pair of UST air lights ... they are nice and light but just tore the sidewall .. not sure if it was a mistake on my side or a weak tire ... will have to get another one and try again ...might try the UST Spider airlights
 

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UST lights

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I have a pair of UST air lights ... they are nice and light but just tore the sidewall .. not sure if it was a mistake on my side or a weak tire ... will have to get another one and try again ...might try the UST Spider airlights
I've had a pair for the better part of six months now; they're holding up O.K. with a multitude of riding conditions here in the NE.

As advertised, they smoke in the dry dusty stuff and loose gravel. No problems with rocks or roots. Hecht, it's the only UST tire I've tried since going tubeless 1+ year back. The first set lasted until a slight tear on the sidewall.

All in all it's been a great tire for me, xc, xc racing, on a fs setup (one bike, do it all).

One thing I did notice, the tires grip really well for the first few months, and as they last forever (zero flats on both sets to date), you have to convince yourself to buy a new set, before you need a new set.

I just read the MBA review and can't believe they're in the back section. But then again, what do I know.

Maybe I should try another flavor to see what I'm really missing?

-e
 
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