Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kevocastro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011

    Tire choice for XC racing, RaRa or Sworks?

    Currently on S works 29 tires (Rear Renegade and Front Fast Trak)

    I've been beating the hell out S works tires at that course and they have held just fine, both Renegade and Fast Trak are very fast rolling tires even when they tend to wash out in some corners.

    Got a pair of Racing Ralph EVO 2.1 tires at the garage but I'm frightened about the thin walls, there are a couple of rocky sections (not sharp though) at the course and I'd like to avoid a flat.

    The thing is, if S works tires have held (no flats at all) I guess RaRa's will do the trick and add a lil bit more traction in corners right?
    Highball CC
    Ripley 1st Gen

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    I've found that the Sworks tires set up tubeless VERY easily and hold air really well, butter than all the others I have tried. This is especially true if your using Roval wheels.

    With that being said, I didn't have any problems running my Schwabe tires last race season, worked fine.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: sprocketjockey9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    I used the Racing Ralphs last year all over the Colorado trails and front range rocks and plan to use them again this coming season. I don't think I cut any sidewalls at all, though I did cut a few through the tread, but that was mostly when using them they were a bit worn.

Similar Threads

  1. 29er 2.35-2.4 tubeless tire choice for endurance racing
    By shackleton47 in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-19-2012, 06:10 PM
  2. Tire choice
    By Bernal in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-08-2012, 08:57 PM
  3. Is a Yeti Big Top a good choice for XC racing?
    By JohnInRI in forum XC Racing and Training
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 05-14-2012, 06:04 PM
  4. Big Top Tire Clearance/Tire Choice
    By TheFCuddy in forum Yeti
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-07-2011, 06:51 AM
  5. Tire of choice?
    By chetly in forum California - Norcal
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 07-24-2011, 06:11 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts



VISIT US AT and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.