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    Any good 26 x 2.6 tires out there?

    I've been playing recently with different combinations of wheel/tires sizes on my bikes and I really like tires like the Rekon or Nobby Nic in the 2.6 width as they offer plenty of traction without a big weight hit. Problem is they just make them in 27.5 and 29" size. Anyone know of a similar type tire in a 26" size? I think it would be perfect for my Mach 5.7C.

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    A lot of the 26 x 2.5+ are heavy downhill tires.

    Bontrager Big Earls are 2.7 if you can fit it.
    Kenda Kinetic
    Minion DHF in 2.5

    Also, Hans Dampfs are quite a bit larger than NN's for the same width IMO.
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    Thanks. Yeah, that is my issue in that most in the 2.5 range are pretty heavy. Even looked at the Continental Trail King but it seems to measure above 900g also. Not that I'm a huge weigh weenie, but something around 700g seems to be obtainable for 26.

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    Kenda Professional tires...then Continental are really good. Mongoose make good factory BMX tires, like MODE 360 or MODE 540...Hoop_D BMX....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomaslo View Post
    Kenda Professional tires...then Continental are really good. Mongoose make good factory BMX tires, like MODE 360 or MODE 540...Hoop_D BMX....
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    Dirt Wizard 2.75" 800g

    Close enough.

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    Nope, there's some good 2.4's and 2.8's though.

    (DHF, Dirt wiz, chunky monkey)

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    Even though not 2.6, a 2.35 Hans Dampf on a wide rim will give you a nice fat footprint. I have this same tire on a 26mm ID rim and it has a nice volume and gives excellent grip.

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    nevgals come in 2.5 but are heavy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zowie View Post
    Nope, there's some good 2.4's and 2.8's though.

    (DHF, Dirt wiz, chunky monkey)
    CST Rock Hawk Wire Bead Tire 26 x 2.4 (not 2.5). Works great but it's heavy 2.25 lbs. I don't know about you but I'd much rather have a slight decrease in handling with a heavy tire than have a thin-sidewall blowout and end up falling down the hillside after a tough turn downhill. A lot of injuries posted on here because of a blowout of a thinner tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneStar View Post
    Not that I'm a huge weigh weenie, but something around 700g seems to be obtainable for 26.
    700g would be pretty light for that size tire. 800 would be the lightest i would trust. Just sayin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schulze View Post
    Dirt Wizard 2.75" 800g

    Close enough.

    Do you run these? If so, on what size rims? Surly says it's designed for 35-65 mm inner width rims, but wanted to see real-world experiences.

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