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    Scott479
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    Older rider needs larger air volume tires

    that are suitable for X/C racing in the Northeast( CT. and MA.) and are as light as possible. My back's acting up on the narrow higher psi tires I have used Fast Fred 2.0 @ 42psi out back and Specialized Control 1.9 up front @ 38. I run 125-130 lbs and willing to add grams but want volume to remove a bit of the impact now making its way to my back. My bike's an Extralite F1 that has FS but is very race oriented with a stiff back end. Thanks for any advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott479
    that are suitable for X/C racing in the Northeast( CT. and MA.) and are as light as possible. My back's acting up on the narrow higher psi tires I have used Fast Fred 2.0 @ 42psi out back and Specialized Control 1.9 up front @ 38. I run 125-130 lbs and willing to add grams but want volume to remove a bit of the impact now making its way to my back. My bike's an Extralite F1 that has FS but is very race oriented with a stiff back end. Thanks for any advice!
    You have quite a few choices:
    • Kenda Karma 2.0: ~460g
    • Kenda Blue Groove Light 2.0: ~460g
    • Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25/2.4: 545-590g
    • Schwalbe Fast Fred 2.25/2.35: 470-520g
    • Nokian NBX Lite 2.2: <550g (available in a couple of months)(same casing size as their 2.3 tires)
    • Hutchinson Python or Mosquito Air Light 2.0: 485g

    Most of these are on my tire site and all are bigger than what you are now using.
    mtbtires.com
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    Scott479
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    Thanks for the link and specs-that's an amazing site

    you've put together. I will get back to you with any info. I have from the new-yet to be chosen-tire. Good in wet to dry is a tall order for most so may have to buy two to really have effective grip.

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