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What would be the lightest 2.5f/2.3r DH tire combo(UST,tubeless,ghetto) regardless single/multiple ply?
So far the figures point to High Roller UST and Rubber Queens.
 

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AznRider said:
What would be the lightest 2.5f/2.3r DH tire combo(UST,tubeless,ghetto) regardless single/multiple ply?
So far the figures point to High Roller UST and Rubber Queens.
If it is lightweight and "single ply" does it really qualify as a DH tire?
 

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I'm not sure, are there any light single ply DH tires?

edit: ah sorry just found out the high roller NON-ust is a single ply but about the same weight as the dual ply UST version. So by the time i put in a tube it'll be heavier than the ust version....
 

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where are you getting the weight figured for that? have you physically held a singleply high roller and a UST high roller?

they are definitely not the same weight. definitely enough you can feel it by holding both in your hands.

also, depending what your riding and your tire pressure, i wouldnt consider singleply a DH tire.
 

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I'm currently runnin 2.35 UST nevegals 20f/22r psi(no sealant,no puncture for the last 3 months). My riding trail are dry(not blue grooved) to damp techy dh trails filled with roots, rounded rocks. I dont do big drops(prolly 3ft smooth transition max). Oh forgot to mention i am a very very light rider(<140lbs).

High roller 2.5 single ply 1250-1300gm(the last time i checked the website specifically states its a DOWNHILL tire albeit single ply) - http://www.maxxis.com/Bicycle/Downhill/High-Roller.aspx

High roller UST 2.5 two-ply 1300gm - http://www.maxxis.com/Bicycle/Downhill/High-Roller-UST.aspx

Conti Rubber Queen 2.4 UST(1050gm), NON-UST 2.4(850gm) - http://www.conti-online.com/generat..._freeride/rubberqueeneng/rubber_queen_en.html

If i run the non-ust, i would have to add another 400-500gm for DH tubes no? For some reasons i do not intend to run any sealants.
 

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Not a DH tire, but the Conti Diesel UST 2.5 is pretty light at 1000g. Haven't mounted mine up yet (running studded tires for the winter) so I can't comment on the actual width or durability.
 

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chamaica said:
I'm also looking for some lighter tires. Is there a site where I can compare weights?
And what about Michelins?
pretty heavy for 2.5's. partly because they're UST

i run Michelin DH24's front and back. love the compound and tread though. great on dry hard pack. once it gets messy though...not so much. DH16's are better in the sloppy stuff.

oh and if you're ever looking for weights of a certain part...www.sicklines.com/weights is a good reference.
 
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