tubeless tonight at the races. I was running pretty high psi (33-35). Mounted on a nontubeless rim with stans strip and stans.
The kenda karma sidewalls are super thin, so I'm after something new.
I love everything about the kenda karma on my xc hardtail. It's light, fast rolling, low resistance, and holds quite well for outta-the-saddle torque up hills. This is a rear tire btw.
I have all the grip I need up front ('10 weir 2.1) and want something with a beefier sidewall that can replicate the performance of the karma.
-26x2.0 is all I need.
-Price isn't really an issue, under 50-60 would be nice though...
-Fast rolling / Low resistance
-Traction outta the saddle (not a 2.0/2.1 highroller for example)
-Lightish (sub 550g would be ideal)
Have you ever thought of the Continental Mountain King? Just my suggestion as I haven't tried them unfortunately, (my tires are still new, but i want them), but i've read a mass amount of good review on them, and depending on your budget there is the 2.2 for 670g and 2.0 for 480 (tubed) and 400-600g for the tubeless UST options with Supersonic protection or whatever they call it
i guess i'll just toss the mythos xc kevlar 2.1 on and hope for good results? it's fairly light, sidewalls "feel" thicker than my 2.0 karmas, and there looks to be pretty low rolling resistance and some quality traction there.
plus it's laying around and free!
any other suggestions? needs to be mounted and ready for a race on friday
Why are they not recommended?
When standard tires are mounted tubeless more strain is put on the bead. The above listed tires are known to have weaker beads. Which can cause the bead to severely stretch or snap.
Racing Ralph DD (Double Defense). I'm running a pair now tubeless on Stan's rims. So far, they have been very durable. Lots of grip and roll very well. I'm running 26x2.25, but they are also available in 2.1". Claimed weight is 535 gr for 26x2.1. I've found their weights to be pretty accurate.
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