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    Conti Baron vs. Minion vs. Fat Albert

    What sub 850g tire is best for wet roots, slippery rocks and muddy conditions? Weight and grip is priority.

    Continental Baron 2.3 Black Chilli

    Maxxis Minion 2.35 DHF DHR Super Tacky 42

    Or Fat Albert Trailstar 2.4

    Or something else? (please don't say Hans Dampf without having a very good reason for it. It's the most hyped tire ever)

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    You might try the wheels and tires forum. Most of us that check in here have tires with hardly any knobs and think 550 grams is heavy for a tire.

    There will be more responses in that forum because more people with experience riding all-mountain type tires.

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    I've ridden the Barron & Minion in those conditions, can't go wrong with either. If i had to pick one, Minion ST

    I'm currently running WTB Moto 2.3 AM TCS and they seem to be on the same level.

    WTB Products – Tires – All Mountain – Moto 2.3 WTB

    The Hans Dampf is extremely poor in the mud

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    Oh, I'm sorry. I thought I posted in the Wheels & Tires forum. They're too close on the list and they both start with W :P
    Maybe a moderator can move this

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    Agree.

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    I'd like to see where this thread goes and throw out the Specialized Butcher Control as another possibility.
    I want to run tubeless so the "tubeless ready" tires are at the top of my list (Butcher, Fat Albert).
    Still, none of these tires is perfect for me. I want tubless ready with a soft/sticky rubber.

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