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    Lighter 40-43mm tires.

    Looking for some lightweight tires for my Frankenmonstermullet.

    The Mutanoraptors on it now weigh 650g! The Clement MSO looks fast, any feedback or suggestions for lighter gravel tires?
    (The 44 Mutano is as big as I can run on the rear)?

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    the 43mm Bruce Gordon Rock n' road's are 540gm. Great tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senor_mikey View Post
    the 43mm Bruce Gordon Rock n' road's are 540gm.
    Great tire.
    Designed in 1988! wow I am all about the MTB roots but I have some 43(47mm) bonty XR's I can use on the front in sloppy conditions, 520g.
    Looking for faster sub 500g tread that still has enough volume to take a rock strike or two.

    edit: (The Bruce Gordan is probably the way to go for this bike, thanks!)
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    The Clement MSO does roll fast and responses to low PSI pretty well on a A23 rim but lacks bite when rolled over. YMMV

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    Thanks, should be great on dry hardpacked roads, weight on the 40mm is somewhere between 480-520g. Probably have another couple months of muck/slush before there is any gravel to grind around here.

    I can run larger tires on my GF Erwin cross but am digging the front disk and slack geo on this old hybred, should probably use the MSO or USH tires on the Fisher for dirt touring this summer and roll the Gordon on the rear of the GT for monstercrossing.
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    Conti Speed Ride 42 - 420g
    Conti Cross Ride 42 - 430g
    WTB Nano 2.1 - 570g

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    They are slick, but I am using Resist Nomads 700x45. They weigh in at about 500g and have survived quite nicely.

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    I'm real happy with the Kenda Happy Medium, 700x40 is 469g +/- 22g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    I'm real happy with the Kenda Happy Medium, 700x40 is 469g +/- 22g.
    Do you have the Kenda Happy Mediums set up tubeless? If so what PSI are you running in them?

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