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Between 330g and 1350g, depending on what you call "durable".

Ignore tire weight!
A- Speed is 16.63x more important for performance.
B- Grip 5.31x more.
 

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Not sure about durability but my fav dry tire, Bontrager XR1 Team Issue, 495 grams, Fav damp condition and all-round tire Specialized Fastrak LK S-works, about 525 grams. Anything heavier than 550-600grams are too heavy for my chicken legs!
 
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If I ignored tire weight I'd never find a tire I liked. Tire weight greatly effects the way a tire feels and can have a negative impact on speed. Choose the tire that best suits your type of riding and ignore sweeping generalizations instead.
 

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After hearing fairly consistently positive things about Ignitors for a long time, I finally got a pair to try. I love 'em. I feel kind of like Goldilocks... they're not too heavy, not too smooth, not too delicate, not too overbuilt. They're just right.

Also, I'd have to agree with craigsj, tire weight is an important parameter. Of course we want grippy, speedy tires; but low weight is key too. Acceleration, flickability, etc. To be more precise, use Q(t) = 849.3m[t] + 1.3/s[t] + 1/g[t] where Q(t) is the function to minimize, i.e. inverse of utility, m is the tire mass in grams, s is the speediness of the tire in Overends, and g is the grippiness of the tire in Chaussons. I can't really take credit for it, this is the Repack Modification of the original tire selection formula as proposed by the United States Congressional All Terrain Bicycle Tire Performance Oversight Committee.

Alex
 

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12to29 said:
What is the lightest durable 29er Tire??
Did you do a searchie-poo?

http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApcNMgTrSzkTcmpCbmF5Y0Q0cmd6VGdTN0JsUWotQnc&hl=en
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=577466
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=532607
http://mtbtires.com/specs/700.html
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=299432

Light and durable in the same tire?:cool: :p ;) :nono: :eekster:

What kind of conditions to you want to ride them in and where is your local terrain? You didn't mention tread. Light and durable with big knobs, medium knobs, minimal knobs, etc...? Each category has various tires within it that could be light and durable for that particular category, but not in other categories.

Furious Freds weigh 335g each. There's your light, but not your durable based on reports I've read. Low volume as well.

NoTubes Crows weigh 430-470g each. They are light and mine have been durable (no tears, no cuts, no leaks) and have served me quite well.

Maxxis Aspens weigh 480 - 500g each and are my new all arounder for XC racing and riding. Light, fast, durable for me since July. No tears, cuts and great performance.

Bontrager XR1 Team Issue tires weigh 495g each and look to be fast.

Kenda Karma 1.9's weigh 500-520g each and I've found to be fast, durable and light.

Racing Ralph 2.25's are light at 525-580g each and can be durable - depending on where you ride.

Check all the links above as there are a lot of tires weighing in the sub 500g category (as well as sub 600g category). Buy a dozen or so tires and have at it.:thumbsup:
 

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aabbas said:
After hearing fairly consistently positive things about Ignitors for a long time, I finally got a pair to try. I love 'em. I feel kind of like Goldilocks... they're not too heavy, not too smooth, not too delicate, not too overbuilt. They're just right.

Also, I'd have to agree with craigsj, tire weight is an important parameter. Of course we want grippy, speedy tires; but low weight is key too. Acceleration, flickability, etc. To be more precise, use Q(t) = 849.3m[t] + 1.3/s[t] + 1/g[t] where Q(t) is the function to minimize, i.e. inverse of utility, m is the tire mass in grams, s is the speediness of the tire in Overends, and g is the grippiness of the tire in Chaussons. I can't really take credit for it, this is the Repack Modification of the original tire selection formula as proposed by the United States Congressional All Terrain Bicycle Tire Performance Oversight Committee.

Alex
I believe you have satisfied stillhardtailing's question although a link would feel more official (web address = legit). The USCATBTPOC has been working closely with WTB, Dwane Johnson, Philip McCracken, Benjiman Dover and the National Association of Mountain Bike Mirage Parts Consortium (NAMBMPC) to get to the bottom of this.
 
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