I am currently running Maxxis Minion DHF UST ST/ DHR 3C and love their grip and performance. I don't love the weight is the only big beef as I'm sure most of you who run them on a freeride bike would agree.

So I could shed 1.5 pounds by going for a set of the Continental Der Kaiser tires (given the same specs 26 x 2.5).

Can anyone comment on your experience if you've switched from minions to DKs. I'd love to know how they'd perform in dry loose, rocky conditions (southern california).

If you have a tire you could recommend, I'd love to hear also. Much thanks.