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It is now mid June and still no real biggish knobbies have hit the market.

I've signed up for a race July 28th (Wilderness 101) that is notorious for its' tire eating rocks.

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My Mythos quiver in fear at the though of such punishment. They did survive the SSWC, but this is 4 times the distance, and Eric Roman has me spooked with talk of tires failing after 50 miles because of sidewall cuts.

Pananracer says august for their big tire, and the ETA on the Nevegal is listed as 4/18 on qbp.com. Anybody hear anything new about these or similar tires expected soon?

Anything out there (besides the Bontis, I can get all others but these at cost)that would fit the bill of tight single track, long climbs, fast fire roads, and terrian going from hardpack to gravel to mud to rocks to roots to pavement? Not a fan of Exiwolfs, not enough bitE for most of the riding here in Western PA.

I'll be huffing along on a rigid KM, so at least 2.1 is the name of the game.

Now I'm off to pray for a cheap Ti post to show up at the bike swap this weekend. 27.2 please.
 

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cruzthepug said:
I saw these last night, Bikeman says they ship in 2-3 days. http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/p/COMPTRMTN29/TR5315

Good luck
Wow, when did Bikeman get these in stock?

I have a feeling they won't really ship in 3 days, but maybe I'm wrong. I'm sure if they had them in stock one of the other forum members would already have weights, pictures and caliper measurements posted here.
 

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i'd STILL go with exi's... unless it is wet. they may be heavy but they roll well and they can take a beatin.

i don't know what the nevegal sidewall is like but the my klaw's sidewall is WAY thinner than the exi (or my motoraptor). that said the klaw has held up great so long as i remember to keep it pumped up so i don't pinch it.
 

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If you want maximum durability, ride Exiwolves. They are the only 29 tire with a thick 66 tpi casing - more weight, improved cut resistance. If you don't like them, typical XC tires and a tiny bit more luck works too. I've seen plenty of people getting along with regular race tires up there.
 
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