I've taken the plunge and plunked down a significant number of clams for a 650b wheeset for my SC nickel. I love the bike as a 26er but I'm anxious to see how it feels with the bigger wheels. I've been reading as much as i can find about all the 650b tire options but i want to get input from you sultans of mtbr as well.
I would like something with low rolling resistance and decent sidewall strength. Those are probably my main two needs. I would like to run them tubeless with the TL28 rims I'm getting but thats not mandatory. My favorite tire ive been using on my 26 inch wheels is the tubeless version of the maxxis Crossmark in a 2.1 width. If i could buy those in the 650b size i probably would but i only seem to be able to find the non tubeless version, which would likely be shredded by rocks if i ran them tubeless where i ride.
The 2.1 Neo moto seems likeke it may work well for me, how would a neomoto compare to a crossmark? I think they are heavier but i may be ok with that as long as im getting more traction for the weight penalty, but i wouldnt like them if they have a lot more rolling resistance. What would you guys go with? are there similar tires on the market i should consider?
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