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Not a racer but a tire whore and was wondering if anyone uses these tires for trail riding and if so how do you think they would hold up to east coast rocky terrain. I'd be mounting them up to flows and really like the idea of a low pressure stans claim with low rolling resistance...
 

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mattybfat said:
Not a racer but a tire whore and was wondering if anyone uses these tires for trail riding and if so how do you think they would hold up to east coast rocky terrain. I'd be mounting them up to flows and really like the idea of a low pressure stans claim with low rolling resistance...
They would be 57mm in casing width on the Flows and shine at low pressure (in the 20's). The only way to find out is to give them a try. Pretty decent review here, which was a review of all the Ravens except the 2.2 29"er version which was not yet available. They loved the 26" 2.2 Raven and were begging NoTubes to come out with a 2.2 in the 29"er size at the time.

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I have ridden Pisgah and several Ohio trails with the Raven 2.2 29er on the rear at 24psi. I weigh 160. They roll great, hook up well and only weigh 530g. I would recommend. :thumbsup:
 

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I use them in PNW loamy trails with many roots and logs...but few rocks. They do work quite well as a trail tire in these conditions. They do break loose cornering occasionally, but its very predictable (typical round profile tire). My concern in rocky areas is that the tire has very little to no protection of the casing...it would seem that they could get cuts easily. But that is only a guess, nothing to back it up.
 

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I just installed a set on my new I-9's yesterday and have been on two wet rides in NEPA with them. I run them at 32 psi ( I am 205) on a Rip 9. I am throughly impressed with their performance. 2 days ago I was riding on WTB wheels with tubes and Panaracer Rampage's. The wheels were a good upgrade and even the tires for this time of year.
 

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I don't know much about the Raven, but I have used the Crow 2.0 and I really, really love it! Like others have mentioned, the traction is incredible. I guess the main reason for that is the low pressure that one can run in this tire. It rolls awesome, is very light, and the traction is great - what more could you ask for!
 

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I have been riding them for a few months now. They have held up to rocks better then anticipated. I had a problem with the side wall on one of mine seeping when setup tubeless. It took a while, but it finally sealed all the little pin holes in the sidewall.

I did tear one on a rock. It was weird, it tore between the tread and sidewall. I have to say, I lost quite a bit of confidence in these tires after this tear; it was just in a spot that I thought would have been pretty thick and less prone to tearing.

I run these at 27psi front and 32psi rear (190lb rider). I have found the rear gets a bit squirmy when run at less pressure. I have been amazed by the traction of the rear, less then impressed by the front traction. I will probably replace the front when these wear out.
 
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