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    Best Tubeless Tire for a 29er

    Looking for a great Lightweight, durable, Tubeless tire to go on a set of Stans Arch EX Rims for a Niner Jet 9 RDO 29er. I have 2.3 Geax Gatos on my bike now & I think they are very heavy. Woud like something that has good grip and can withstand some rough rocky terrain at the same time. Any suggestions?
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    It is hard to find lightweight tires, especially durable ones to withstand rocky conditions. I would check out Schwalbe's website. Get a tire suited for your riding style with snakeskin protection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HouseNotes View Post
    Looking for a great Lightweight, durable, Tubeless tire to go on a set of Stans Arch EX Rims for a Niner Jet 9 RDO 29er. I have 2.3 Geax Gatos on my bike now & I think they are very heavy. Woud like something that has good grip and can withstand some rough rocky terrain at the same time. Any suggestions?
    Define "lightweight"?

    The word "durable" for a tubeless tire will start to add weight, so what is your range of weight that is acceptable to you if the Geax Gatos 2.3 is around 790-850g per tire?

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    durability, traction , light weight
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    The schwalbe nobby nic 29 snakeskin 2.35 is what I like on the front for midwest rocky riding. It works great here but might suck where you are. location location location is the most important thing when picking a tire.
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    I've been told to look into the Maxxis Ignitor and the Tioga Psycho. Not sure about weights. I think they are both lighter than the Gatos.
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    I am totally sold on Specialized tires. The Ground Control and Purgatory are good choices. Light weight and durable don't really go in the same sentence.
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    +1 on the Ground Control.....I also ride the Bontrager 29.2 Team Issue....great fast rolling tire...

    here is the one I am rolling with...

    Bontrager: 29-2 (Model #08763)

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    Nobby Noc rear and Hand Dampf front is my favorite combination. Also really liking the Maxxis ignitor rear and ardent front. Depends on your trails and your personal preferences. Racing Ralphs are great light weight tires as well. Roll really well, have good traction but the sidewall flex is something you need to get used to. Still freaks me out a bit and they are pricey. Pick some, ride 'em till they wear out then try another

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    Specialized makes great 29er tubeless tires. Their FEA tread is amazing. Claimed weights are often more than actual weight!

    I keep wanting to try Ikon EXO but the 3 or 4 sets of Specialized 2Bliss over the past few years have never let me down in any regard. One of the few things I pay retail or close to retail for.

    If you don't have a Speci dealer nearby or their selection is lacking you can order direct from the Specialized site.

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    +1 on Tioga Psycho

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    I have the Specialized Purg's 2.3 and Ground Control 2.1 on my bike. I have no complaints. I ride in mossy, rooty, rainforest like trails. These tires grip and maneuver like a boss.

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    Another vote for Nobby Nic rear and Hand Dampf front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PB Matrix View Post
    +1 on Tioga Psycho
    Agreed!!! The Psycho will out last any Schwalbe product...

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    I have S Works ground control, they are light, roll fast, corner nice and I have never had a flat. I ride cross country with lots of roots and sand. No much for rocks here. 537 grams on my scale

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    i use fast track, 2.0 rear and 2.2 front..... very fast and also for more grip schwalbe racing ralph 2.25 rear and rocket ron 2.25 front .... nice combination but less weight = more weak

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    Love the Hans Dampf air volume to weight ratio and tough sidewalls, but the tread doesn't like rocky trails. Like the Specialized Butcher tread pattern. Great front tire but could use more air volume. Current favorite is the Maxxis Ardent. Does nothing "great" (well maybe roll, it does roll fast) but does everything "well." Just a great all around tire in my conditions. (Dry and rocky)
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    Wtb weirwolf and bronson. Have been very durable, i think they are fairly light.

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