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    CST Caballero

    I am looking for a bit of updated info on the CST Caballero. I am debating purchasing a set and wanted to know peoples overall thoughts about the tire. I have searched and only found old threads...

    Any info is much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon.moab
    I am looking for a bit of updated info on the CST Caballero. I am debating purchasing a set and wanted to know peoples overall thoughts about the tire. I have searched and only found old threads...

    Any info is much appreciated.
    Still a very good tire for the price. Durable, reasonably grippy. Harder rubber than the faster wearing Maxxis tires
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    Very good performance in loose conditions, very durable. "Comp" version w/ wire beads have a 27 tpi casing. "Pro" version has aramid beads, 60 tpi casing, and EPS breaker.
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    The "pro" vers. has some sort of puncture protection but I haven't found it for sale online at all. Any links? I've been thinking of trying CST tires too as the price is right.

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    I have been running the 2.4 Cabs ( I weigh 280lbs) on a hardtail and love them. I went with the pro version (folding bead in catalog) and had them ordered by my LBS for 24.95 each (MSRP for reference). I am running 35psi and have not problems with squirm, pinch flats, or shedding any knobs. I want to try the Camber, but they currently do not make it above 2.25. My confidence has increased with these tires and my hack riding style has not found the end of their grip yet. The Comp Version (Wire bead) has an MSRP around $15.

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    I use the 29er 2.1. I bough it mainly as a super cheap tire to commute on. Man does it last forever. almost 300 mile son it and it is showing very little wear. Super Heavy though. Rolls really well also. Suprisingly so actually.

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    I've run 3 Caballeros's 29 x 2.25 in the rear on my RIP and my AIR 9. I go 225 pounds wet. Tire will easily run 1300 miles in the rear, which is outstanding for my riding style. Grip is good, wire bead is heavy, rolling resistance is fair.

    Great tire for the price, would recommend them if you are on a budget.
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    I was at Walmart the other day and happened to pass the bike section. The Bell Kingpin tire has an uncanny resemblance to the CST Caballero. Coincidence?


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    Not Coincidence...CST has been making tires for other manufacturers for years (Duro is another one) that are on department store bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    Not Coincidence...CST has been making tires for other manufacturers for years (Duro is another one) that are on department store bikes.
    Yeah. No surprise. But if people want a "Pro" version of the Caballero and can't find it, they might try this tire.

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