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I'm on the lookout for some decent 2.5" dual ply tyres to replace some worn high rollers, they'll be a general use DH tyre, but most trails I ride are wet/damp/rooty so I was leaning towards the Muddy Mary as it seems suited to exactly that, and I've always found Schwalbe tyres very good - until I saw the weight - 1390g. That's almost half a pound more than the High Rollers, and I don't particularly want to add another pound to a bike that's already plenty heavy.

Any suggestions? Is the Ardent what I'm after? Swamp things are probably too mud-specific for what I'm after, while the Continental Baron is a bit lighter, but very expensive.
 

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Muddy Marry's are great tires and they aren't heavy.
2.5" schwalbes are more like 2.7-2.6" maxxis, so they're basically the same weight.
I have personally only done 1 run on the ardent's on a freinds bike, they rolled faster than my MM's but in the wet/ loose spots they didn't have nearly as much grip.
BTW from what i've heard the ardent's have a longer lasting life than MM's
 

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Here's an option that might work out well: Continental Rain King 2.5 DH tire. Claimed weight of 950g, it's dual ply and the black chili rubber is pretty sweet. I've rolled other black chili tires like the RQ and it's good stuff. Huck n Roll has them for like 45 bucks (only 1 in stock so good luck). Pick up some tubes to get over $50, i think and you get it shipped free.
 

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SaddleRags said:
Here's an option that might work out well: Continental Rain King 2.5 DH tire. Claimed weight of 950g, it's dual ply and the black chili rubber is pretty sweet. I've rolled other black chili tires like the RQ and it's good stuff. Huck n Roll has them for like 45 bucks (only 1 in stock so good luck). Pick up some tubes to get over $50, i think and you get it shipped free.
your right about the rain kings-- now renamed to Der Baron being good tires, but weight wise, conti revised the quoted weight- they are roughly quoted now for being 1.3 kgs.

I havent heard one bad thing about them from any users.

personally ill be running Der kaiser up front and a rain kin/ Der baron on the rear this season
 

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my dh casing muddy marys weigh 1330-1340 g. i'll sell them to you for a decent price if you're interested. the tire itself is hella awesome despite the weight. you'd have a hard time pinchflatting or poking holes in them.
 

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SaddleRags said:
Here's an option that might work out well: Continental Rain King 2.5 DH tire. Claimed weight of 950g, it's dual ply and the black chili rubber is pretty sweet. I've rolled other black chili tires like the RQ and it's good stuff. Huck n Roll has them for like 45 bucks (only 1 in stock so good luck). Pick up some tubes to get over $50, i think and you get it shipped free.
Yeah, the Rain King is now renamed Der Baron.
 
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