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    Florida riding tire recommendations

    I'm building my first set of wheels using Stan's ZTR Arch 26" rims with these specs:
    Size 26" x 24.4mm
    Color White
    Hole # 32
    Brakes Disc
    Weight 440g
    ISO 559 x 19
    ERD 540
    Tape Width 25mm

    I'm 160lbs riding Florida trails and looking for a tire to go with this rim that will get good grip in this Florida hard packed sand and also offer the least roll resistance. I'm looking to lighten the load of my stock Airborne SkyHawk tires/wheels along with the rolling resistance. I'm also planning to use these tires tubeless.

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    The Specialized Ground Control has a reputation for working well in sand. It doesn't seem like it would make much difference, but I found the same thing. It's a nice all a around F+R tire anyway, so that would make it a safe choice.

    I have a suspicion that tires with side knobs that stick out past the casing a lot get spooky when in deep sand and the faired in edge knob structure of the GC doesn't toss it around. But that's just a theory.

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    Thanks.. I'll be sure and check these out

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    I've been happy with Specialized Fast Traks in Florida conditions. Good, predictable grip, and less rolling resistance than Ground Controls.

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    Shwalbe rocket Ron in front and racing Ralph in the rear. I'm in the process of building up my wheels as we speak with that combo. Which trails are you riding? 2.35 is good for sandy dry days but we have a lot of rainy days too so I'm trying out 2.25. With shwalbe tires running on the wide side I feel it's a good compromise

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