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I am getting ready to go to Durango for a week of riding and am trying to decide which tires to bring. I really don't want to buy any more tires as my wife thinks the collection I have is already too large. I am planning on bringing two sets of tires. Here is what I have:

1-Kenda Karma 2.0s
2-Hutchinson Python Airlights
3-Schwalbe Jimmy Lights 2.1
4-Continental Explorers (not Pros) 2.1
5-Specialized 1.7 Extreme Control/Master Team (not really in the running-very mud specific)

I was thinking about taking one set of Karmas and one set of Pythons as I am pretty sure the larger volume tires will feel a little better on the 4-5 hour rides we are going to do. These will be going on a 22-23 lbs Cannondale Scalpel.

I would welcome suggestions.
 

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Fett said:
I am getting ready to go to Durango for a week of riding and am trying to decide which tires to bring. I really don't want to buy any more tires as my wife thinks the collection I have is already too large. I am planning on bringing two sets of tires. Here is what I have:

1-Kenda Karma 2.0s
2-Hutchinson Python Airlights
3-Schwalbe Jimmy Lights 2.1
4-Continental Explorers (not Pros) 2.1
5-Specialized 1.7 Extreme Control/Master Team (not really in the running-very mud specific)

I was thinking about taking one set of Karmas and one set of Pythons as I am pretty sure the larger volume tires will feel a little better on the 4-5 hour rides we are going to do. These will be going on a 22-23 lbs Cannondale Scalpel.

I would welcome suggestions.
Durango trails vary, but they are mostly packed/loose dirt with rocks thrown in. The CT can be very rocky and rough in sections. I would stick with 2.1's with full knobs if possible, your tires listed above seem to be lightweight semi-knob tires. Make sure you do the Kennebec Pass/Colorado trail ride and of course Hermosa Creek-have fun!
 

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hate to tell the wife this, but you need bigger tires. the 2.1's are ok, but a 2.3 will be better, my personal new fave up here in crested butte with similar terrain is a wtb weirwolf. kennebec, hermosa, and the colo trail off molas all good bets
 

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Run full knobs. We have a real mix here...personally I would not run semi's on the rocks.

Kennebec is pristine...rode it on Sat. All the snow is gone. Start early, monsoon pattern is here.

Have fun!
 
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