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    Serfas Krest

    I stumbled across some really cheap serfas crest tires on rei.com, but don't know anything about them. Anybody have any information?

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    As the saying goes, light, durable, cheap, pick two. In this case, durable and cheap are chosen at the cost of weight. Not a serious off road tire, but probably decent of a commuter or winter bike when you just don't care. Might be a good tire to self stud for ice races.

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    I'm legitimately curious as to why this tire would not be a serious off road tire. It seems to have some serious tread going on.
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    almost looks like a nevegal...

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    I bought one for a rear snow tire. It works well for that, gripping everything but ice at about 25 psi. But it felt slow on the two dirt rides I made; could really feel the resistance.

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    Well, ordered two. Since I'm a slow rider I think those tires and I were meant for each other.

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    post a report of these those that have ridden them. Looks like a good knobby albeit probably a smallish casing. Let us know as that is a great price for a full knob tire.
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    Seems like an all-right tire for the money. I seem to remember that there's a flat-resistant layer in the tire. Some people might put up with the weight for better flat protection.

    Have to laugh at the above reveiws (links), Nevegal: 2#1oz, Krest: 1#14oz, "...almost a pound lighter PER tire!" Now, I'm more used to the metric system, but I can't help but feel the math's a little off there.

    Nice to see a comparo shot against teh Nevegal, though. The Nev looks much bigger.

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    edit: the weight issue is pointed out in the comments.
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    Yup, that dude doesn't know sweet F* all about weights obviously There's 3oz difference and 16oz make a pound, so that's a little less than a 1/4lb difference or 85g.
    Doesn't look bad for the price, but I'll just wait for reports to start coming in from the guinea pigs

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONG
    Seems like an all-right tire for the money. I seem to remember that there's a flat-resistant layer in the tire. Some people might put up with the weight for better flat protection.

    Have to laugh at the above reveiws (links), Nevegal: 2#1oz, Krest: 1#14oz, "...almost a pound lighter PER tire!" Now, I'm more used to the metric system, but I can't help but feel the math's a little off there.

    Nice to see a comparo shot against teh Nevegal, though. The Nev looks much bigger.

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    edit: the weight issue is pointed out in the comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLONG

    Nice to see a comparo shot against teh Nevegal, though. The Nev looks much bigger.
    Yeah it does. Though depending on your trails one might not need a bigger tire. But you mentioning the size point brings up another little tick. That being how they measured the tire. Some companies measure the diameter over he knobs while others don't.

    Hopefully thought this will encourage others to start making some lower priced 29er tires.

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    I just got a set of Rampages, so I replaced the Krest rear tire with a Rampage. The Krest wins hands down for traction on snow, and my "slow" comment may be off. The Krest seems faster on hard-packed snow than the Rampage. If we ever get spring here, I'll compare them on dirt. I might have to rethink this tire.

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    I just switched the Rampages for the Krests. Since my Rampages were really worn, it is probably not fair to compare grip, but the Krests have gripped really well and don't seem too much smaller than the Rampages. I've been getting over some of the bare and wet logs a little easier because of them, so I am pretty happy. I used them for a forty mile camp trip and they performed well, but I think they are slow rollers. Totally worth it though, especially for the price.

    I wish I could go back and change the thread header though- seems I was thinking about teeth.

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    They came on my bike. They were an ok tire, I felt the resistance more. If you don't mind that, I thought they performed ok on the trails. I put Ignitors on because I wanted that bike to be faster.

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