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    New question here. Good SS Tires

    I want new Tires for my single speed. Iíve had a great preformance from my Panaracer Fire XC 2.1's but too rough for my old bones and full ridged Aluminum frame/fork. Iím looking at the 2.5Ē but they weigh over 800 g. Does anyone have a recommendation on 2.4 or 2.5 tires, preferably under $30 and as light as possible. Oh yea, I want to run Stan's No-Tubes.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    No, every tire I run is smaller than that. Frankly, why don't you see the light and get a suspension fork? I rode rigid for six months till I figured out that a tire is NOT suspension, no matter what the hard core types on this forum say. My shoulders still hurt form the rigid experiment two years ago.
    I gotta roll, can't stand still, got a flame in my heart, can't get my fill.

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    I'm forty three years young and much prefer to ride RIGID!

    My Sofa King is currently sporting a 2.5" Weirwolf up front and 2.4" Mutanoraptor out back. I'm 6'5" and currently 240 pounds of lovin' muscle, and run 26lbs. front and 30lbs. rear. 32/19.

    My old Stumpy (circa 1992) runs rigid 34/18 with the same Panaracer tires you have....approx. 30PSI each. Nitto Mustache bars. I'm lovin' it!!

    Spent this last weekend with rigid Rudy....he had an impact on me!

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    good combo!

    Quote Originally Posted by xrmattaz
    I'm forty three years young and much prefer to ride RIGID!

    My Sofa King is currently sporting a 2.5" Weirwolf up front and 2.4" Mutanoraptor out back.
    i run that SSetup om 2 bikes. not too heavy but plenty plush.

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    weirwolf/vertical pro

    I would look into a new bike also
    I've been inside too long.

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    New rubber for me

    Quote Originally Posted by onegearmorebeer
    I want new Tires for my single speed. Iíve had a great preformance from my Panaracer Fire XC 2.1's but too rough for my old bones and full ridged Aluminum frame/fork. Iím looking at the 2.5Ē but they weigh over 800 g. Does anyone have a recommendation on 2.4 or 2.5 tires, preferably under $30 and as light as possible. Oh yea, I want to run Stan's No-Tubes.

    Conti's new Diesel 2.5 is what I put on a few weeks ago, and I'm really impressed with the overall performance, especially on loose stuff, including sand. I have the ProTection version, and they're about 800 grams. Not the lightest, but not the heaviest. I'm running the front on a Mavic X3.1 and the back on an old Bonty rim with a Stan's strip, both with liquid latex, at about 25 psi. Insane traction, and super smooth ride. Super corner-leaning power, and endless climbing grip. Not even as much rolling resistance as I expected. The price is kinda high though, unless you've got an inside source, but I think they're worth it. Looks like they're on sale here.

    Here's a blurry picture of the 2.5 Diesel next to a 2.3 Conti Vertical Pro:
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