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    Wide 24” tires?

    Hi,

    Looking to swap the 2.8”Roller tires from the 24” Riprock for something with some more bite and less bounce for faster (bikepark) riding in loose and wet conditions.

    I see there is now a Minion DHF 2.4 in both the Exo and DH versions available, but (of course) no WT version. (The rims on the Riprock are 30mm internal).

    Any other tires with full knob height, decent volume, soft compound and reasonable weight for a wider 24” rim?
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    What's wrong with these? 2.4's

    https://spawncycles.com/brood-maxtion-24

    The Brood rims are 27mm internal and they work fine with those tires. We swapped those tires on to Stans Crest MKIII's @ 23mm and they're fine. A "WT" rim is 35mm.

    Schwalbe makes the Fat Albert in a 2.4 also.

    Also, wasn't the whole point of a slightly wider rim to give the tire better stabilization against "rolling" off the rim? Just my observation, I don't think you "need" to find a WT tire to suit your needs.

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    We run a Fat Albert rear on a Crest III no problem...
    We have The Maxxis 2.5 DH on the front but wire bead (on a Crest III) but it's only really good for when you don't need to pedal... The tire weighs MORE than the rear wheel + cassette + tire + front wheel. DH in loose conditions in the bike park it's grips like ... well a DH tire.

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    I'd try those Maxtion's for sure. They were designed for Whistler riding to an extent. Plus they are only like 550g iirc.

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    Kenda came out with 2 - 24 x 2.6's as well. A little on the heavy side though.

    https://bicycle.kendatire.com/en-eu/...marathon/kaos/

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    I ordered a few of these to replace the overly narrow tires on my sons Hard Rock. I'm not sure I'd call these "wide" but they are plump enough (and light enough) for our use.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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    I ended up with the Minion DHF 2.4 Exo (Maxx Terra unlike the 2.5 wire bead DH with Maxx grip).

    You were right, It does have a nice profile on the 30mm(internal) rims.

    That Kenda Slant 6 2.6 is very similar to the stock Specialized Roller 2.8: very low knob height. Kaos looks even lower(but I haven’t seen Seen it in person), I was looking for something with some more bite for softer and looser soil. As well as softer compound for better grip on rock and on wet surfaces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tjaard View Post
    Hi,

    Looking to swap the 2.8”Roller tires from the 24” Riprock for something with some more bite and less bounce for faster (bikepark) riding in loose and wet conditions.

    I see there is now a Minion DHF 2.4 in both the Exo and DH versions available, but (of course) no WT version. (The rims on the Riprock are 30mm internal).

    Any other tires with full knob height, decent volume, soft compound and reasonable weight for a wider 24” rim?
    Vee rubber crown gem in a 2.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankpuller View Post
    Vee rubber crown gem in a 2.4

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    That's not a bad tire, though I wish it was more aggressive on the nobs for sure. That being said, their website only shows it in a 2.25 size which is too small imo. They do also make a 2.8. Price is sure nice tho.

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    It would be super cool if we could post up the widths of 24" tires with digital calipers.

    List out:

    1. Weight of tire

    2. Width of tire mounted to rim knob to knob

    3. Width of casing mounted

    4. Internal width of rim

    It's nice that there are so many tires coming out in the 24" size, some are complete garbage (wire bead) and others are so heavy (750 grams or more) it makes little sense to run them on a 24" bike. Unless your kid is using them for park/DJ stuff then that is OK.

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    I wouldn’t write off the wire bead tires so quickly. In these small sizes the weight savings of a Kevlar bead isn’t as big as that of a 29er or even 27.5 sized tire.

    I would look at tread and compound first, and then if it has a wire bead, so be it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tjaard View Post
    I wouldn’t write off the wire bead tires so quickly. In these small sizes the weight savings of a Kevlar bead isn’t as big as that of a 29er or even 27.5 sized tire.

    I would look at tread and compound first, and then if it has a wire bead, so be it.
    True, but if Kenda's new line of "wide plus tires" is any indication....a bit disappointing.

    Slant Six "PRO" - K1080
    20X2.60 60TPI BLACK= 574g
    24X2.60 60TPI BLACK =720g

    Kaos - K1206
    24X2.80 60TPI BLACK =916g
    24X2.60 60TPI BLACK =860g
    20X2.80 60TPI BLACK =732g
    20X2.60 60TPI BLACK =686g

    Wire bead only option.

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