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What 2.3 sized tire has the best grip, reasonably light, and is the fastest rolling.

(Shiggy---I know you are rolling your eyes, but think of it as a test question ;))

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What 2.3 sized tire has the best grip, reasonably light, and is the fastest rolling.

(Shiggy---I know you are rolling your eyes, but think of it as a test question ;))

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For what conditions?

And what size "2.3"? Those with "2.3" on the sidewall or have an actual casing width of "2.X" or actual tread width of "2.X"?

If you must have an answer: Schwalbe Super Moto 2.35, 690g, Use it on the beach, clean hardpack and pavement.
 

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muddy, sandy, sloppy east coast with some technical

thanks again
"muddy, sandy, sloppy..." and you are worried about rolling resistance? To me traction is much more important. If you can not drive forward or hold a line a tire is useless.
 

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You're right

i guess people are most unrealistic when it comes to tire selection. I dont expect a frame to be a down-hill and cross country -- but i want a wheel tire combo that is light and rugged and fast rolling with huge knobs etc..... I want what doesn't exist.

Thanks anyway

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i guess people are most unrealistic when it comes to tire selection. I dont expect a frame to be a down-hill and cross country -- but i want a wheel tire combo that is light and rugged and fast rolling with huge knobs etc..... I want what doesn't exist.

Thanks anyway

cptjack
Try one of the Kenda tires (Blue Groove, Nevegal, Kinetics) with the Stick-E rubber. Weights are relatively light for a 2.3 and traction is awesome. IMO...they roll well for a soft rubber 2.3 but you will forget about that once you experience the traction and control. You might be able to drop down to a 2.1 and save some weight if you run the BG or Nevegal because they run a little big.
 
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