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    Maxxis Rekon 29 x 2.4 WT questions / thoughts

    I have a Maxxis Rekon 29 x 2.4 WT tire, and I'm a little perplexed by what Maxxis was trying to do with this tire and what exactly the 'WT' designation means. I have it mounted on an i29 wheel, and side-by-side with a Schwalbe 29 x 2.35 Nobby Nic it is a hair narrower (2.36" vs. 2.34"). It might have a slightly taller casing, but I don't think the difference is substantial. I realize that sizes vary between manufacturers, but my main observation is that there is nothing particularly special about the 'WT' sizing that I can see.

    Then I look at the specs for the other Maxxis Rekon tires, and sticking with the 3C/EXO/TR tires, the 29x2.25 weighs 670 grams, the 29x2.6 weights 780 grams, and the 29x2.40WT weighs 840 grams. I don't have the 2.25 or 2.60 tires to do a side-by-side comparison, but I am wondering what you get for the extra weight of the 2.40WT tire. Are the 2.25 and 2.6 tires significantly smaller than their advertised size? Then you look at the 29x2.4 dual compound tire, and it weighs 800 grams. Is the dual compound 2.4 a WT tire?

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    "Maxxisí Wide Trail line of mountain bike tires are designed specifically with 30-35mm rims in mind and feature a revised tread block arrangement to maintain ideal knob positioning."

    WT keeps rounder tire profile on wide/wider rims.

    Sure the Rekon 2.4 will stretch out a bit for you and would probably be true 2.4 or larger on a wider 35mm rim.

    The 2.25 is Max Speed compound and probably geared for aggressive XC riding. The 2.4 is heavier probably to make sidewall/casing tougher, and probably because many be using it on rear for faster harder enduro type riding.

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    The 2.4 is a 60 TPI tire whereas some of the others mentioned come in a 120 TPI casing, which is always lighter than the 60 TPI.
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    I guess my real wish is for a non-WT 2.4 Rekon. That said, I got out for a ride today with it on the front and I really liked it. At some point Iíll probably move it to the rear tire to take advantage of the burlier sidewall, but itís definitely got a place on my bike.

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