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    Vittoria Barzo 29x2.6

    Noticed that the Barzo 29x2.6 is available from Vittoria: https://www.vittoria.com/us/barzo-cross-country.html

    Has anyone tried these yet? Curious about actual size, weight, etc...

    The “gravel20” coupon on Vittoria’s site applies to these, and they can be had for $53.59/tire.

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    I have a set of the 27.5 versions. They're a true 2.6, about 850 grams.

    Also they're round ish so you want 35mm rims, minimum.
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    Thank you, much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schulze View Post
    I have a set of the 27.5 versions. They're a true 2.6, about 850 grams.

    Also they're round ish so you want 35mm rims, minimum.
    Good to know. Previously had some issues when the G2.0 versions first came out and sizing of the molds was off. Grabbed a 2.35" and ended up being more like 2.2" at largest. Vittoria was aware and replaced for me easily and without issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schulze View Post
    I have a set of the 27.5 versions. They're a true 2.6, about 850 grams.

    Also they're round ish so you want 35mm rims, minimum.
    How do you like them? Would you run them as a front tire for dry trail riding? Or would you run something burlier for a front tire?

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    When I first got them I was unhappy because the knobs are .5mm shorter than the 2.35 version and I felt gypped. But I had to eventually realize that these are XC tires, and they are very good at that. The large footprint makes up for the shorter knobs and grip is very good. Rolling resistance is very low. I used these at Oak Mountain state park in AL one day when the trails were wet and greasy (when are they not at that place? lol) and had no trouble keeping up with my riding buddies. I started at 18/20 but kept dropping the air pressure until I was at like 13 for the front and 15 in the rear. In the dry they are grippy (for an xc tire) and fast.

    Eventually I took them off because my superlight xc wheelset is only 30mm and that was holding them back a bit. I'm caring less about rolling resistance these days so I'm not sure if I'll build a superlight 35mm wheelset for them or sell them. The xc tires are a lot of fun but we have a ton of rocks around here and I can't trust them for all day riding, and I like more of a burly tire for bombing descents on my trail bike. True, I've never gotten a flat....but I can't trust them. Maybe I should. But no.

    I still run the 2.35 on my xc 29er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schulze View Post
    Eventually I took them off because my superlight xc wheelset is only 30mm and that was holding them back a bit. I'm caring less about rolling resistance these days so I'm not sure if I'll build a superlight 35mm wheelset for them or sell them. The xc tires are a lot of fun but we have a ton of rocks around here and I can't trust them for all day riding, and I like more of a burly tire for bombing descents on my trail bike. True, I've never gotten a flat....but I can't trust them. Maybe I should. But no.

    I still run the 2.35 on my xc 29er.
    Do you think they can be used on 40mm rims? I have Onza Canis 2.85 on those rims, but I have problems with tubeless setup due to tire not properly gripping to rim bead on DT Swiss rims, so I would like to try them.

    Many thanks in advance,

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    Yes, they would do well on 40mm rims.

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    Curious about the new Agarro in 2.6
    It's about 100 grams heavier than the Barzo but looks pretty good...

    borrowing the best traits from the popular Martello, Barzo, and Gato models, the Agarro utilizes proven technologies from both the Enduro and XC categories. This combination of performance is ideal for the Trail category, as it provides predictable grip and efficiency in a mix of conditions.

    https://www.vittoria.com/us/agarro-e...and-trail.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKRydIEG-rI

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    Quote Originally Posted by NH Mtbiker View Post
    Curious about the new Agarro in 2.6
    It's about 100 grams heavier than the Barzo but looks pretty good...

    borrowing the best traits from the popular Martello, Barzo, and Gato models, the Agarro utilizes proven technologies from both the Enduro and XC categories. This combination of performance is ideal for the Trail category, as it provides predictable grip and efficiency in a mix of conditions.

    https://www.vittoria.com/us/agarro-e...and-trail.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKRydIEG-rI

    I am thinking Aggaro front, Barzo rear

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