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    Tire suggestions - Not too heavy and not too light

    Currently have the Ikon 2.2 at the back on my Anthem X29. I like the volume but the knobs are too small for trail riding. I also like the size of the Ardent 2.25 and the traction but it's a little too heavy for the rear.

    I'm looking for a tire between 600-700 grams and at least 2.2 in size. Not looking for a race tire but not looking for a slow rolling all mountain tire either.

    Any suggestions?

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    Sounds like a Racing Ralph with Snake Skin would be the way to go. For even more traction try a Nobby Nic
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    And for in between look at the Rocket Ron. For $34 go with a RaRa 2.25 performance from cycleclub.

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    Specialized The Captain Controls. Front run a 2.2, rear run a 2.0.

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    Every time I post what I'm currently running, someone chimes in and says they're heavy.
    I don't notice it..
    Tioga Psycho Genius up front, Kenda Slant Six in back. Very happy with them.
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    +1 on the specialized captain control.

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    Can't go wrong with the Captain!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    And for in between look at the Rocket Ron. For $34 go with a RaRa 2.25 performance from cycleclub.
    Not sure I would even consider the Rocket Ron
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    +1 for nobby nick. Also like maxis ignitor.

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    Ordered the Nobby Nic Evo.

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    The Racing Ralph snakeskin is very fast wearing and expensive.

    Go with reliable grippy tires if you are riding for fun. Light usually = expensive and fragile in the tire world.

    Racing is a different story. In that case, Ikon Exos are pretty badass. Tough, grippy, fast, and light. Not anywhere near cheap though!!!
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    Can anyone comment on the sidewall durability on the Captain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by one incredible donkey View Post
    Can anyone comment on the sidewall durability on the Captain?
    Depends which version you get. The S-Works is lighter but not as durable. I like the Control version for trail riding.

    That said, I like the Ground Control better. I have been running the 29 x 2.1 version (@ 670g) with my clyde-self, and liking it a lot. I normally prefer a 2.2 rear tire but these roll well and have better traction than the 2.2 Captain in my area IMHO. They also make a 2.3 Ground Control that weighs 710g if you gotta have the extra width and girth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus View Post
    Ordered the Nobby Nic Evo.
    +2 on the Nics. Run them tubeless for max performance.
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    Continental Race King and X-king's are just the weapon of choice out here. I believe the 2.2's in a 29er are about the 700g mark, with the ProTections coming in a little lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace5high View Post
    Sounds like a Racing Ralph with Snake Skin would be the way to go. For even more traction try a Nobby Nic
    +1

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    Currently running Nobby Nic and it's great. I have a Crossmark waiting when Nic wears out.

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