Strong - Fast - Light: the quest
Ever ridden a tire that is sub 650g, that is fast and fairly bombproof?
I run the 2.35 inch EXO...tubeless 770 grams but has been bomb proof.....2.1 is close to your weight.
No. But there are a couple around 650g ish that I have found are decent volume with good sidewall protection and make good rear tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.4 snakeskin pacestar compound; and Maxxis Ardent 2.25 EXO. I wouldn't use them on the front, but good tires out back.
I've ever ridden on Maxxis Ignitor exc weigh about 500g. I felt fast on that but didn't confident enough to ride on macadam or rocky gardens. When I used it I always avoided on those kind of tracks.
No mention of size, riding style, terrain, trail conditions, etc.
Kind of hard to make suggestions...
Former bicycle mechanic for 8 years, current soil scientist.
True. This is impossible if you're talking about 29er tires (would have to give up either weight or bomb-proof), but pretty easy for hardpack 26" folding tires.
Originally Posted by Bike Whisperer
I like the Specialized Fast Trak and The Captain tires. The control versions are 650g and 670g respectively. Not a great sidewall for sharp rocky areas but otherwise pretty durable.
There are loads of bombproof tires under 650g.
Originally Posted by amd
The question becomes how much are volume are you willing to sacrifice?
You will have no problems finding a durable 2.0 at 650g. Good luck finding one in true 2.4 size, though.
15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.
I thought its strong light and cheap that you cant find
For your question, there are a few continental Protection tires under that weight.
For example, X-King 2.2 Protection (570g claimed)
X-King 2.4 Protection (630g claimed)
Race king 2.2 Protection (550g)
There are many other tires from other companies. 650g is not really super light 26" XC tire these days.