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    Tire suggestions - replace my Resolutions

    My last set of Specialized Resolution 2.3 tires are wearing down fast, so I am looking to replace them.

    I would like something with similar weight, grip, & rolling resistance. Any replacement also needs to play nice with my tubless setup on Arch rims.

    Terrain is in the southeast and mostlly hardpack clay. Not a ton of rocks, mostly dry conditions (this winter not included).

    Anyone have any suggestions?

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    Specialized Eskars will fit the bill perfectly.
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    2.25 Ardent - front
    2.1 Aspen - rear
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    Quote Originally Posted by AOK
    My last set of Specialized Resolution 2.3 tires are wearing down fast, so I am looking to replace them.

    I would like something with similar weight, grip, & rolling resistance. Any replacement also needs to play nice with my tubless setup on Arch rims.

    Terrain is in the southeast and mostlly hardpack clay. Not a ton of rocks, mostly dry conditions (this winter not included).

    Anyone have any suggestions?

    - Sounds like you'd like the S-Works Purgatory then. They will fill every requirment you have listed....

    I still have one good Resolution left. It will have to be pryed from my cold, dead hands one day.

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    I have 1 lightly used Resolution up for trade for some cash....
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    i dig the s-works captain.
    pretty lightweight, tracks good and corners awesome....not good at shedding mud though.

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    Resolutions never last long into the new year...
    Ardent either size front-conti race king rear sound good....
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    I'm liking the Specialized tires. I had Resolution UST on my 26" bike. When they stopped making them I tried the Eskar Control 2Bliss 2.3 and they worked well. I'd get them again. I recently put a pair of Purgatory 2.2 Control 2Bliss on my Paradox. I have Stan's Flow rims and they are as easy as UST tires to set up. These tires really grip and they come as a 2.4 as well.

    If your terrain is not too rough and abrasive you could get away with the S-WORKS versions but personally I prefer the Control casing which is a bit more robust if a bit heavier.

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