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    Tire Geek O_o
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    New question here. folding and kevlar bead for DH?

    I am wondering, if for DH use, it is absolutely necessary to go for wired bead tires?
    I have seen some DH tires kith Kevlar beads, is this correct?

    Are the folding kevlar versions, able to take the abuse of DH??
    or should they be only used for lighter applications, such as AM or XC?

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    No good in rock gardens..
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    A tighter fitting wire bead is more likely to say on your rim if you flat.

    The thickness of the casing and rubber used in the tyre is what determines how much gaff a tyre can take - the job of the bead is to hold it on the rim.

    There are many heavier kevlar bead tyres out there, not all are very lightly built like XC racing tyres.
    My Cannondale Lefty keeps failing....

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