Im looking for a tire to run tubeless on my Mavic CrossRide 2010 rims with Stans NoTubes rim strips and sealant. For the rear I got a Bontrager Mud X tubeless ready. I want to get the Maxxis Medusa for up front, but not sure which version to get. I have three choices:
Medusa UST with LUST 2.1 120 TPI 665 g:
Medusa 2.1 60 TPI: 535 g
Medusa 2.1 120 TPI Exception: 515 g
LUST: An acronym which stands for “Lightweight Ultimate Sidewall Technology.” The outside of the casing is covered in a lightweight material and an airtight rubber compound resulting in a durable tire that is lightweight with excellent air retention.
My question regarding the UST version: is this a proper UST tire with the thicker, heavier casing/compound or a Maxxis-like "TubeLess Ready" tire? If this is a full-scale UST tire, I won't need it as I'll be using sealant and using it on non-UST rims anyways. But then, if I went for one of the lighter versions, will the sidewall be strong enough and not burp air when cornering on low PSI? Just looking for the lightest option as I'll also use them in some races.
Thanks for your help!
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