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  1. #1

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    Apr 2008

    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Low Resistance & Fast Rolling Tire

    I have a little dilema....I want a tire that is low resistance, fast rolling. I was using Kenda Klimax Lite tires and they just were way too thin and puncture real easy. I live in the SoCal desert and tumbleweed stickers are poppin' my tubes. The WTB velociraptors that came with the bike are excellent tires but it is way too hot here to have that much resistance on the road, so I have been looking into getting some new tires. So far I'm looking at;

    1. Kenda Karma 2.0
    2. IRC Mythos XC Slick 1.95
    3. IRC Mythos XC (non-slick) 1.95
    4. Kenda Excavator 1.95
    5. WTB Nano raptor

    Any input would be much appreciated
    Last edited by AGENT_DICE; 06-12-2008 at 12:07 PM.

  2. #2
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    I use Mythos XC non-slick 2.1 and I recommend them. I live in Nor Cal so I don't have problems with stickers, but I have lots of rocks and they have been very durable. They roll well, are super cheap at Pricepoint, and have good grip.

    It looks like you are looking at a wide range of tires. The Mythos Slick is not going to have much off road grip but will roll great on smooth trails and road, while the Fire XC is at the other end of the spectrum with great grip but slower rolling.

  3. #3

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    Apr 2008
    Thanks boomn, you are right about it being super cheap at pricepoint. I'll remove the panaracer from my list, I only thru it in there cause it is such a popular tire.

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    I use the IRC Mythos XC II. They are great tires. I got mine at Performance bike for $14.99 and had them shipped to the store so I didn't have to pay shipping.

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