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I've been running Karma's front and rear with Stans for the last year or so and am reasonably happy with them -- with the exception of the front tire when things get dry and loose. All the Karma's I've run have weighed in at 450-478g and I need a light tire (I'm a light weight spinner). Any recommendations on a more aggressive front tire that is less than 500g? I've searched around the net but have found a lot of conflicting info regarding weights and functionality.
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Maybe a Nokian NBX Lite or an older Specialized Team Control SL S-Works. You can still find the Team Controls NOS on ebay. There are probably more but thats all I can think of right now.
 

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those team control SL's are sickly light (like 425g) but wear very fast and wicked flat happy. might be worth it for a race tire, but if you ride them every day they'll last about a month
 

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i cant say enough good things about the Conti explorer Pro.
i race this tire XC (supersonic version), trail ride it (protection version) and i even used its bigger brother the vertical pro on my freeride bike for a while, thats how well this tread works in EVERYTHING!!
440g claimed for the SS, mine always weighed less however. and they roll and wear very well too.

 

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Jersey said:
i cant say enough good things about the Conti explorer Pro.
i race this tire XC (supersonic version), trail ride it (protection version) and i even used its bigger brother the vertical pro on my freeride bike for a while, thats how well this tread works in EVERYTHING!!
440g claimed for the SS, mine always weighed less however. and they roll and wear very well too.[/IMG]
Ditto here. Lovin' this tire for the past couple of months, front and rear.
 
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