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I think I'm going to give the IRC Serrac's a whirl. 'Been riding on Mythos for about the last year and love thier grip and durability. I've heard Serrac's are better all the way around.

My question is this: I plan to go tubeless. I ride in real rocky (sharp rocks) terrain. Should I go with the UST version of the tires or the standard tires? Either way I'll be running stan's on standard wheels. Will regualr tires seal ok? I've had a nightmare of a time trying to get my mythos (what's the plural for mythos? mythii??) to seal, and I attribute that to the fact that they are like a year old and pretty worn so I think the sidewalls are more pourous than they were new. I mean you can see the cords pretty easily and if you hold a light up to the sidewalls you can darn near see through them!
 

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bmadau said:
I think I'm going to give the IRC Serrac's a whirl. 'Been riding on Mythos for about the last year and love thier grip and durability. I've heard Serrac's are better all the way around.

My question is this: I plan to go tubeless. I ride in real rocky (sharp rocks) terrain. Should I go with the UST version of the tires or the standard tires? Either way I'll be running stan's on standard wheels. Will regualr tires seal ok? I've had a nightmare of a time trying to get my mythos (what's the plural for mythos? mythii??) to seal, and I attribute that to the fact that they are like a year old and pretty worn so I think the sidewalls are more pourous than they were new. I mean you can see the cords pretty easily and if you hold a light up to the sidewalls you can darn near see through them!
I'd go with the standard, definitely. The UST ones are substantially heavier and probably more expensive, and the Seracs should seal just fine, not that I've done it.
 

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bmadau said:
I think I'm going to give the IRC Serrac's a whirl. 'Been riding on Mythos for about the last year and love thier grip and durability. I've heard Serrac's are better all the way around.
Once you've tested the Seracs, I'd love to hear your comparisons between the two tires. I'm currently running IRC Mythos and have been for a couple years. I've tried a few other tires over the years, but I always come back to the Mythos. A great tried-n-true tire.
 

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If you get Serac's get the Japanese made redwalls. They have a pinch flat resistant foam casing similar to their Kujos. This negates the need to go tubeless. I weigh 185 lbs and run about 28 psi in 'em. Excellent traction and cornering. If you liked the Mythos f/r combo the Seracs performance is way above them. It's my favorite tire for XC use. I wish they made a DH version of the tread pattern.

Mike
 

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Thanks for the input.. I'll give the standard tires a try. Do any of you have any information or comparisions of IRC's rolling resistance against other tires?
 

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Standard with a larger casing

bmadau said:
I think I'm going to give the IRC Serrac's a whirl. 'Been riding on Mythos for about the last year and love thier grip and durability. I've heard Serrac's are better all the way around.

My question is this: I plan to go tubeless. I ride in real rocky (sharp rocks) terrain. Should I go with the UST version of the tires or the standard tires? Either way I'll be running stan's on standard wheels. Will regualr tires seal ok? I've had a nightmare of a time trying to get my mythos (what's the plural for mythos? mythii??) to seal, and I attribute that to the fact that they are like a year old and pretty worn so I think the sidewalls are more pourous than they were new. I mean you can see the cords pretty easily and if you hold a light up to the sidewalls you can darn near see through them!
The larger the casing the more protection your goign to provide for the rim and the less likelihood of flats.
 
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