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    Lightweight XC tires for 24'' wheels

    So I did buy Rocket Ron 24x2.1... they seemed pretty good and lightweight, can be made tubeless... fits in every aspect... except I would like to get something like 2.35 or 2.4 or even up to 2.8 or 3.0.
    But the 2.35 (2.4) would be ideal to keep weight down.

    There is Smart Sam, in 24x2.35 but it seems they are make only in wire version which it heavier. Also they have the center line of knobs which will make it more slippery in terrain....

    Anyone can recommend tire as described above?

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    rocket ron's are the lightest and best option.
    Making shit harder than it needs to be isn't awesome, it's just...harder.

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    If all the riding is done on hard pack without any rocks then you would find anything better.

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    I just bought these Kenda Kinetics for my kid for Christmas, don't know about the weight but they are certainly aggressive.

    https://www.commencalusa.com/kenda-kinetics-24-dh-tire-c2x21975772


    Edit: Just read the rest of your requirements, so maybe not....

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    Quote Originally Posted by POAH View Post
    If all the riding is done on hard pack without any rocks then you would find anything better.
    yes for hardpack, there would not be any need for wider. But this is ridden by 8 year old who is getting his feet wet in first singletrack... so want to give him more cushion and safety going wider when we venture in more rooty section (riding typical east trails)
    Checked the Kenda Kinetics... for sure aggressive ... it says on the web link 760g so that is probably over 200g over Schwalbe's RR...
    Thanks

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    Schwalbe Rocket Ron or Kenda Small Block 8

    I have two extra Kenda's Small Blocks in 24". PM me if you need a set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride_2_Fast View Post
    yes for hardpack, there would not be any need for wider. But this is ridden by 8 year old who is getting his feet wet in first singletrack... so want to give him more cushion and safety going wider when we venture in more rooty section (riding typical east trails)
    Checked the Kenda Kinetics... for sure aggressive ... it says on the web link 760g so that is probably over 200g over Schwalbe's RR...
    Thanks
    the kenda are not a great tyre, big tread but nasty compound. Took those straight off the ripcord when I first bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreys View Post
    Schwalbe Rocket Ron or Kenda Small Block 8

    I have two extra Kenda's Small Blocks in 24". PM me if you need a set.
    24'' by what width?

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    Vee Crown Gem are another nice option in 24x2.25" size. Tubeless Ready, 600 grams, and measure a full 60mm from tread edge to edge (more like 2.35). Super gummy rubber so they hook up nice, but they will wear out faster. Which is OK with me, it means they work as intended!

    We had some Smart Sam's and they are a big tire, but yeah wire bead as you noted and almost 800 grams. A funny tread pattern and almost round-ish tread patterns if you've ever seen a Surly Knard tire.

    Schwalbe Hans Damph = 800 grams

    Maxxis Minion DHF = 800 grams

    The Vee Grown Gem have a nice balance of width and light-ish weight but added bonus of being tubeless ready.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2melow View Post
    Vee Crown Gem are another nice option. Tubeless Ready, 600 grams, and measure a full 60mm from tread edge to edge (more like 2.35). .
    Thanks, that seems like great match for what I need.
    I see on their WEB they have 24x2.6 and 24x2.8 .. but could not find any weights anywhere.....anyone has weight for any of these sizes?

    BTW: you mentioned 600 gramms and 60mm width... for what tire size is that?

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    I think Rocket Ron's are the lightweight std XC tire in this size. That being said, the Spawn Maxtion 2.3 24" is kickass and only 550g iirc. LOVE then on our 20". You can get them in a DH casing too but then they get heavy. That will 100% be our trail tire (non dh) for 24".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride_2_Fast View Post
    Thanks, that seems like great match for what I need.
    I see on their WEB they have 24x2.6 and 24x2.8 .. but could not find any weights anywhere.....anyone has weight for any of these sizes?

    BTW: you mentioned 600 gramms and 60mm width... for what tire size is that?
    Sorry, I edited the above with that info. 24x2.25 is about 600 grams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2melow View Post
    Sorry, I edited the above with that info. 24x2.25 is about 600 grams.
    ...so at 24x2.25 being wide 60mm that is pretty amazing....
    I have just measured brand new Schwalbe Rocket Ron 26x2.35 and that is being only 58mm consistent with other 2.35 tires by Schwalbe...

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    I just mounted a rocket ron on a Crest mk3 and seems a good match. It set up tubeless with no hassle. Depending on the weight of your rider the Ron may be all the rubber you need to run low pressure and get plus tire like squish.

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