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    Why Maxxis Rekon 2.4 heavier than 2.6?

    Can anyone surmise why the 2.4 would be 60 grams heavier than the 2,6 in the 29er and 50 gram heavier in the 27.5? Seems a bit odd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unbrockenchain View Post
    Can anyone surmise why the 2.4 would be 60 grams heavier than the 2,6 in the 29er and 50 gram heavier in the 27.5? Seems a bit odd
    Plus tires are generally thinner than the regular tire siblings. This is to keep them light. People who dont like plus dont like squirmy or bouncy tires. The more rubber the more support and rebound control a tire has. The Recon in regular sizes will be an aggressive xc tire where support and rebound control would be ideal.

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    The 2.6 Rekons that are lighter than their 2.4 counterparts are the 120 TPI versions, whereas the 2.4's are 60 TPI. The 60 TPI 2.4 Rekons are lighter than the 60 TPI 2.6 Rekons, both in 27.5 and in 29". IDK why higher thread count would make it lighter, but it usually means more money.
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    60vs120TPI casings.
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    In the DHF - the 2.6 is lighter than the 2.5 with 3c Max Terra. I think thatís down to lower knob height

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmanInTheD View Post
    The 2.6 Rekons that are lighter than their 2.4 counterparts are the 120 TPI versions, whereas the 2.4's are 60 TPI. The 60 TPI 2.4 Rekons are lighter than the 60 TPI 2.6 Rekons, both in 27.5 and in 29". IDK why higher thread count would make it lighter, but it usually means more money.
    Higher thread counts are actually thinner threads that weigh less. Lower 60 tpi thread counts are thicker and tougher. Think about a silk tie vs. jeans. The silk tie will have super high thread count while the jeans will be much lower but weigh more for the same area.

    Higher thread counts give a more supple ride with the lower ones giving more sidewall protection.

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