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    Tires?

    Hey,
    I would like suggestions on a good all mountain tire that has good bite around corners and has good traction, but is light also. I'm running continental vertical front and rear but they are heavy at 785 grams. great tire though.

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    where do you live/ride/race?

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    specialized rollx fast trax 2bliss rock. the tubed version is great as well. i will never run another tire. i live in AZ they stick really well in the loose stuff and climb better than my continentals. try one up front and youll see. my .02 at least.

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    I'll take a look, i'm going into the bike shop this week to get some shock oil, so i'll take a look does the specialized tubless system allow hook and bead rims? I have a heavy but durable sun rynolite wheelset. I live in new mexico near albuquerque i ride in the sandia mountains and cedro/ otero canyon quite a bit
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    i dont know if they do or not. i run 819s and they fit nicely, they also dont need a compressor to fill, i can get em to take with a floor pump. the tubed and tubeless tires of the same breed are awesome.

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    Got to the bike shop today, checked out those tires they look pretty fast. I'm thinking about using one of those up front and an Enduro pro on the rear, the shop weighed the enduro and the roll-x. The enduro looks like it will have a lot of traction and it weighs around 600 grams the roll-x weighed about 40 grams less. The two seem like a good combination.

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    I would go with the Roll-x's. I have tried both and the Enduro rolls alot slower then the Roll-x's. Great all round tire, but will wear fast if you ride on pavement.

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    I'll go into the shop soon and pick me up a pair of the roll-x's.

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    i agree with norm. the tires look fast and they are but where they really surprised me is in climbing. surprising traction for a fast tire. enjoy..

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    Awesome after I get a set of the roll-x's i'm planning a ride up to the sandia ski area 10 mile up hill then 10 mile down hill. thanks for the advice

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    Hey if you get a chance check out the new Kenda Small Block Eights too:

    http://www.kendausa.com/bicycle/JohnTomac.html

    I have been using these lately and they hook up great on the climbs and corners. Most of the conditions around here are loose over hardpack.
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    looks similar to roll-x's but lighter. How do these wear?

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    I have run the Specialized Roll-Xs in the past and the Kenda's seem to wear at about the same rate.
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