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I have a Rockhopper 29 HT, currently with a Nevegal on the front and a speacilized The Captain on the rear. I get a lot of pinch flats, and my rear tires seems to lose air a lot.
I am 6'4" and weight 230 lbs ride mostly hardpack single track, lots of roots, rock gardens, not too much loose pack.
I am looking at replacing the rear tire, with something that rolls a little faster.
I have read the Nevegal reviews, seen a few options (another Nevegal on the back is NOT one of them).

I would love some advice from the veterans around here. I am by no definition a racer, nor will be.. I ride usually 2 times a week, maybe 5-15 mile jaunts.

Thanks
 

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2.4 Ralphs roll really well.

I would go for 2.4 mountain king though, it is simply awesome as a rear tire.
 

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Mountain King is a great tire but in my experience it wears really fast on the rear. Doesn't roll as well as the Ardent either.
 

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If you have a rockhopper 29, the wheels should be tubeless ready along with the the Captains being 2bliss (tubeless ready). Why not just remedy the pinch flat problem altogether instead of replacing a tire that works just fine?

Yes, some tires resist pinch flats better than others, but I have not seen one that works better than one setup tubeless. Since you can't get pinch flats w/ tubeless.
 

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I am not running tubeless, i have thought about it, read a little about it. I am running the stock rims from my 2010 rockhopper 29er expert, so I will have to see if that is possible.
I typically run about 35-40 PSI in each.
I don't recall the widths, Nevgal I believe is 2.2", and I think my rear Specialized Captain is 2.2' also
I have a 29" bike, so it limits the sizes...
 

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The Specialized The Captain really isn't a bad tire, and not likely to be the main culprit of your pinch flat issue. I also doesn't have anything to do with your tube losing air.

If you just want faster current popular choices are Kenda SB8, Maxxis Ikon, Maxxis Crossmark, WTB Nano, Scwalbe Racing Ralph, Conti Race King, etc.
 

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Vampyre said:
I am not running tubeless, i have thought about it, read a little about it. I am running the stock rims from my 2010 rockhopper 29er expert, so I will have to see if that is possible.
I typically run about 35-40 PSI in each.
I don't recall the widths, Nevgal I believe is 2.2", and I think my rear Specialized Captain is 2.2' also
I have a 29" bike, so it limits the sizes...
Nearly every clincher rim/tire can go tubeless with the use of tubeless tape, tubeless valves and sealant. The Specialized Captain Sports (assuming you have the Rockhopper Comp) are not 2bliss ready, but that shouldn't effect them going tubeless. Overall, going tubeless would work out better for you especially if you have a lot of roots and rocks for pinch flats.
 
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