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Looking at buying new XC tyres

edited February 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
I've not bought many tyres and the ones I've seen on the internet don't have very helpful synopses so looking for some suggestions from you good folk really...

I'm looking for a hard compound, probably 1.9" - 2.0" tyre with a shallow tread (As most of my riding is summer and my current tyres are pretty good for the winter anyway). main thing I'm looking for is weight saving. Having just built my wheel it's heavier than i thought and I'd like to compensate by skimping on my tyre weight.

Any suggestions? I'm looking at spending around 15 quid a wheel preferably.
Train hard, ride easy


  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 8,651 Forum Tart 2010
    I know this is probably not helpful as I am being generic but check out Continental's range on CRC - make great lightweight tyres...

    I have a set of Continental Vapour Pros (folding) with no tread wear for sale (see classifieds)

  • that sounds good but I couldn't see any on the classifieds page. Link me??
    Train hard, ride easy
  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 8,651 Forum Tart 2010
    strange that's the second time I have posted an ad and it's just disappeared!!

    Anyway, here's the link (with a piccie of them on my bike before I changed them) ... 4#14720144
  • glen4glen4 Posts: 250 ... goryId=132 what I'm going to fit for summer use
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  • maxxis do the advantage in a 2.0 or 2.1 i think, and can be bought at halfords for £15, they seem like a very good budget tyre.
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Really is worth spending a little extra to get the Kevlar beaded versions - for that few quid, you drop a load of weight, by far the most cost effective upgrade there is. Plus the sidewalls and compounds tend to be better as well.
  • Luke-DobLuke-Dob Posts: 121
    Currently use Maxxis ADvantages on my Claud Butler. They are a very good tyre and grip well on mixed terrian. The only downside is the rubber side wall is as thin as paper so no charging rockgardens for me :3
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  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    Specialized fast trak tyres seem to fit the bill for you there £15 each they are a fast tyre hard wearing and blow up to a nice bump absorbing size I have been running one on the back for a while even in winter you can drop the pressure quite low and they wont burp off the rim like some tyres
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