29'er tires for Durango
Looking for the locals insight on tires for my 31 pound Niner RIP if I go to Durango to ride for a few days, plus maybe some Monarch Crest. Bike is set up with tubes, on Rhynolite rims, for Lite AM. I weigh about 235-240 wet.
Looking to do 3 days of riding while there, hear Engineer is one that will be quite memorable, need 3 or 4 other ideas for trails/passes/rides. 2.5 to 4 hours would be great. Not afraid to climb, but being a flatlander at 1000 feet, don't know how long it will take to acclimate and get some decent lung capacity at that kind of elevation?
I ride Racing Ralph 2.4's and 2.25's x 29 here in Durango. Good for the dry and they shed mud really well.
Originally Posted by RandyBoy
Those might be a little thin walled for all the rocks and being a Clyde. I'd like to have a fat free, as well as flat free tire for CO, more emphasis on flat free. Probably the last thing I want to work on is booting a tire with a slice, and patching a tube, to get out of the mountains or a pass.
Currently, I ride the RRs, too. The 2.4/2.25 combo set up tubeless works really well on Durango's trails. I'm not a clyde, but have sliced just one sidewall (non-catastrophically at Phil's World) with this setup.
Previously, I was happy with a Weirwolf on front and a Geax Saguaro on the rear. Similar performance, but heavier and with sturdier sidewalls.
How do the new Racing Ralph 2.25 x 29 with Snakeskin protection work this season? Anyone running those yet?
The RR's arrived. Will install before I hit the Big D.