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    Lightweight Tubeless ready tires?

    Looking for a cross country fast rolling (but with grip) pair of tubeless ready tires. Something that would resemble the Ikon maybe?

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    Schwalbe Racing Ralph rear, Rocket Ron front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll View Post
    Schwalbe Racing Ralph rear, Rocket Ron front.
    what size and which compounds?

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    Lightest combo is likely 1.95 in EVO, but you are trading off grip and puncture resistance.

    Depends how light you want to get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    Lightest combo is likely 1.95 in EVO, but you are trading off grip and puncture resistance.

    Depends how light you want to get.
    29"
    I would assume nothing less then 2.1?

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    I'm running Specialized Renegades 29x1.95 front and rear. They're light and FAST with a fair amount of grip.

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    +1 for Specialized Renegades on the rear. Run a Spec fast trak up front for a bit more grip. Love the combo. The fast trak is really confidence inspiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbco1975 View Post
    +1 for Specialized Renegades on the rear. Run a Spec fast trak up front for a bit more grip. Love the combo. The fast trak is really confidence inspiring.
    I assume you refer to the SW Fast Trak. 29" 2.0 or 2.2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaadd View Post
    I assume you refer to the SW Fast Trak. 29" 2.0 or 2.2?

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    Yeah SW Fast Trak 2.2 in the front, Control Renegade 1.9 in the rear. Rear takes a bit more of a beating, but renegades are lighter, so go with control there. Both are really easy to set up tubeless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaadd View Post
    29"
    I would assume nothing less then 2.1?
    INAE, but...

    There are some who argue that going with a larger volume tubeless tire at lower pressure will roll faster than a narrower tire which must have a higher pressure. Of course, a 2.25" weighs more than a 2.1.

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    My favorite tire combo, too. Inflated on my Cheap Chinese 30mm external rims the 2.0 front is so nice and the 1.9 has good size for my non-rocky hardpack trails.

    Quote Originally Posted by mbco1975 View Post
    Yeah SW Fast Trak 2.2 in the front, Control Renegade 1.9 in the rear. Rear takes a bit more of a beating, but renegades are lighter, so go with control there. Both are really easy to set up tubeless.

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    The Renegade 1.95 measures slightly larger than 2.0" on my ENVE XC rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbco1975 View Post
    The fast trak is really confidence inspiring.
    Glad to hear you like it. I have been wanting a tad bit more grip up front and have been considering the Fast Track. Thinking I'm going to have to give it a try.

    I've got an SW Ground Control I use up front for rain/mud but, it's extreme over-kill if the conditions are good.

    And for the OP, Specialized tires are by far the easiest tires I've mounted tubeless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbco1975 View Post
    +1 for Specialized Renegades on the rear. Run a Spec fast trak up front for a bit more grip. Love the combo. The fast trak is really confidence inspiring.
    Another vote for the Renegade as a rear. I have a Captain 2.0 up front though. I have a couple of Fast Trak Controls on my singlespeed so might try one out on the front of my main bike on your recommendation.

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    I have put an order for the Schwalbe's (Rocket Ron and Racing Ralphe combo) as well as for a Specialized tires (renegade control 1.95 and a SW fast trak).

    We will see

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    Specy Renegade Control (1.95) for the rear, and a Specy S-Works Fast Trak (2.0) for the front...v. light and plenty grippy plus tubeless ready.
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