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I have the 29er version and they're the best tire i've owned. Great cornering, plenty of traction, rolls fast, sets up tubeless easy and I still haven't flatted on them, and they're really light.
 

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I just got some after my 1.9 larsen's literally fell apart while pre-riding the nationals course.
I did 3 laps of the pro course at the US nationals.
Then raced 3 1/2 laps of the pro course the next day.
And did a 6hr race last Saturday.

So far they have been awesome! faster rolling than the Larsen's, and grip just as well if not better. :thumbsup:
 

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Normally I wouldn't comment, but I'd like to say the 120 tpi Aspen 26x2.25 (535g) will be available in the fall. Taller, more aggressive side knobs compared to the 2.1 version.

And another high volume race tire will also be available.
 

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got one on the front It grips and rolls awesome....my buddy has two on his anthem raced at three races and so far he and I are very pleased both are run tubeless on SLRs
 

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Great tires

I put these on my 29er and was pleasantly surprised by the grip. They just feel fast and gave me a lot of confidence in corners.
 

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They were great while they lasted but...they didnt last. I got 1 ride out of the front and 4 out of the rear. I was running them stans tubeless on stans race rim. I still have them on the bike but have to use tubes. The sidewalls just dont hold up for me. Rocks can easily cut them and then the stans will not seal. I had to dnf a race because of this. I have the sidewall tears duct taped to prevent the tube from getting damaged. That being said I am not the smoothest rider but I dont bounce off everything either. I will purchase this tire again, only in the heavier version which seems to have stronger sidewalls.
 

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I demoed a bike with the Aspen's on and I was extremely impressed. Had I tried them earlier, I would have ordered them instead of the Ignitors. These tires really seem to have it all. With even more aggressive side knobs, I'll be sure to get my hands on them!
 

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I got a set last fall, around september iirc. Weights were both between 460 and 470. I have done 500+ mostly trail miles on them tubeless and they have become my benchmark tire. I work in a shop and am a total fiddler, so I try a lot of tires out amongst other parts, but I always go back to these and feel comfortable pushing them every time. Maxxis has the best rubber compound in the industry as far as I'm concerned. Can't wait to try the bigger ones.
 

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teamplayr said:
They were great while they lasted but...they didnt last. I got 1 ride out of the front and 4 out of the rear. I was running them stans tubeless on stans race rim. I still have them on the bike but have to use tubes. The sidewalls just dont hold up for me. Rocks can easily cut them and then the stans will not seal. I had to dnf a race because of this. I have the sidewall tears duct taped to prevent the tube from getting damaged. That being said I am not the smoothest rider but I dont bounce off everything either. I will purchase this tire again, only in the heavier version which seems to have stronger sidewalls.
I had the exact same problem. Got a cut in the rear during a race and I didn't even hit anything. It was a great tire while it lasted though. Went back to good 'ol crossmark.
 

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I had the exact same problem. Got a cut in the rear during a race and I didn't even hit anything. It was a great tire while it lasted though. Went back to good 'ol crossmark.
Do you guys know the differences between the sidewall of the Aspen compared to the Karmas

I know that both tires are completely different, but mayve one you guys have used a Kenda karma before....:thumbsup:
 

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Do you guys know the differences between the sidewall of the Aspen compared to the Karmas

I know that both tires are completely different, but mayve one you guys have used a Kenda karma before....:thumbsup:
Both tires are fairly similar in that they don't like sharp rocks.

Nowx Maxxis has their new EXO casing outx which really does improves side wall durability.
 

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How do they compare to the Race King 2.2 Supersonics?
The aspens are smaller, clear mud better, corner better on the front, climbing traction and rolling resistance are about the same, as is braking traction. Aspens are better on roots, especially in turns. I'm actually running the aspen 2.1 rear and RKSS2.2 front at the moment and am finding it to work quite well.
 

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Just got some more of these for other bikes in the house. All but 1 were within 10g of claimed weight, pretty good if you ask me!
They were 478g, 469g, 482g, 480g, 492g, and 479g

The two that are already mounted on my bike were right around 475, don't remember exact weight of those, though.
 

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Weights turned out to a more preferable side of things in my case. Not yet tried them but once the bike they're going on is built I'll show them some abuse.
 
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