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I am looking for a set of tires which best satsifies the following criteria: Traction(60%hardpack-40 loose pack,could live with 65-35)
Grip(at cornering)
Rolling resistance
Weight
And it has to be quite pinch,wear and tear durable.
 

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Window_shopper said:
I am looking for a set of tires which best satsifies the following criteria: Traction(60%hardpack-40 loose pack,could live with 65-35)
Grip(at cornering)
Rolling resistance
Weight
And it has to be quite pinch,wear and tear durable.
Every knobby I have tried has traction, cornering grip, rolling resistance, and weighs something.

Most are reasonably durable.

If the trail is "loose", it is not "packed."
 

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I am not acquainted with the terms so my mistake.I meant my rides average 60%hardpack and 40% loose terrain(mud,rocks).So isn't there any tyre that outstands with the above mentioned criteria?
 

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I am not acquainted with the terms so my mistake.I meant my rides average 60%hardpack and 40% loose terrain(mud,rocks).So isn't there any tyre that outstands with the above mentioned criteria?
You need to be much more specific. Without defining the type of performance you want of each of those characteristics, there is no criteria.

Do you want tires with lots of grip, lots of rolling resistance and heavy weight?

If you are looking to a tire with infinite traction, zero rolling resistance, weighs nothing, and will never flat or wear out, it does not exist.
 

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I forgot to say that I put the criteria in a row according to importance but that made it too complex,indeed.I want a tire with a killer traction,great grip(I ride 50%hard pack,40% soft terrain like sand,10%mud rocks),good rolling resistance and good durability.Killer=8+,great=7+,good=6+ where 10 is the best that one can find.I would also like to keep money down at like 90 for the pair and find something from continental,michelin,schwalbe,panaracer,maxxis or another popular manufacturer so that I can find the tires easy.Thanks in advance.
 

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Amongst the panaracer fire XC,maxxis crossmark and conti RK/TK which matches my description better?Which tyre anyway is renowned for killer traction?
 

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Amongst the panaracer fire XC,maxxis crossmark and conti RK/TK which matches my description better?Which tyre anyway is renowned for killer traction?
Without actually using them all recently i would suggest the Conti RQ/Tk would be in a class of it's own above the other two regarding traction[ which is different to cornering grip]. It's the latest generation, large volume with latest technology rubber compound.But then it is in another class of expense as well.
 

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Window_shopper said:
I am looking for a set of tires which best satsifies the following criteria: Traction(60%hardpack-40 loose pack,could live with 65-35)
Grip(at cornering)
Rolling resistance
Weight
And it has to be quite pinch,wear and tear durable.
Try Panaracer Fire XC Pro . It has all the attributes above . Been riding / raced with it on a heavilly mudded terrain and it hold up . Slight on the heavier ( 580gm ) side if compared to any racing tires but for all around riding it's worth it .
 

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Conti RK SuperSonic has very vulnerable side walls. Maybe Schwalbe Racig Ralph SnakeSkin (2.25" only, I think)? It should be good on hard pack and predictable on looser surfaces.
 

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Window_shopper said:
Amongst the panaracer fire XC,maxxis crossmark and conti RK/TK which matches my description better?Which tyre anyway is renowned for killer traction?
I've tried Kenda Nevagal the sticky e version . It's very good on traction . But i hate it for it's high rolling resistance .
 
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