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    Hutchinson Python NG Tubeless-Ready MTB Tire

    What do you think of these? I can get them cheap today 20$ each. Normally 60$ each. I am in need of new XC tires and to date I'm running the stock fast tracks that came on my 2007 Rockhopper Pro. I'm a weekend warrior to aspiring racer.

    Please advise!!!
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    Oh, and I should be able to run tubes on these right? It calls them tubeless ready. Thanks
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    If you can get them online, hook a brother up with a link, I'd buy a couple @ that price. From my time on them, a good tire at lower pressures, you'd most likely want to run them tubeless to get to those pressures, but of course you can run them with tubes.

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    In store at performance bike shop. Online still has them at 55-56$. I almost pulled the trigger at lunch. Might scoop them on the way home. You think they would be ok with tubes or should I not waste my time? Thanks
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    They'd be ok with tubes, but I'd recommend converting to tubeless no matter what tire you use, do a search for gorilla tape ghetto tubeless, cheap and it works. Is that a national deal, or just your local shop? At very least, it will make a great rear tire, you can always use a more aggressive front tire if you need it for your terrain.
    At that price, I want a couple at least for training tires, and save my expensive Schwalbes for race day. But, it would still be a good race tire if it's all you got.

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    Get those tires if their only 20 bucks!!! I ran the 26 and 29er version and both seemed to hook up well in loose and rolled very fast.
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    Its one of my favorite rear tires! It rolls super fast on hardpack, its narrow but still has large volume, seems to do well in all conditions. I have never heard good opinions about it as a front tire though.

    It will work fine with tubes.

    I actually have the air lite version and have tried to set it up ghetto tubeless, but it won't hold onto the rim! It keeps blowing off when I reach about 30 psi, scaring the crap of me and anyone else within a 100' radius. I would try it again without soapy water, but afraid it might burp or blow off under aggressive riding.

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    Good tire. The rears wear a little fast, and you'll probably run through 2 (or 3) rears to a front.

    The python Air-lite NG 26x2.3 is one of my favorite tires of all time. Light enough to race, and wide enough to bomb.

    I've got the tubeless-ready with tubes on my 29er. Still lighter than a lot of other tires...

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    I ran those for awhile. I like them as a rear tire. Not so much on the front.
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    I tried these last spring after my buddy gave me them to try. did not like. front washout city. took them off after a couple sketchy rides. I was running tubes at around 30psi. Maybe tubeless around 22 psi they would hook up better? Maybe I corner too fast?

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