I'm thinking ahead to this coming year and I decided I was going to race on a new tire on my 29'er. I'll be on Schwalbe Racing Ralphs and on the 26'er I'll be on the usual Kenda Karmas. Is anybody trying anything new this year?
I've been running the Python's during the off-season and have been very impressed with them so far. I however may not be the best source for tire recommendations as it would seem whichever tires I have on my bike have no effect on my speed and/or handling. I just went with the Python's because they're 200 grams lighter per tire than the Bontys:hmmm:Is anybody trying anything new this year?
I like the Pythons but for the 29er I am goign to look at the Jones 29, Mud and XDX. I want a 1.8 or smaller than 2.0
Shwalbes have often been pretty high priced. I'm not saying they are not worth it. Just don't be surprised when you see the price.
I roll with Schwalbe Nobby Nic tubeless. Don't think I will buy them again though. Thin sidewalls and got totally chewed up after only a few months. Not very durable.
These are WAY to expensive for such a short lifespan!
I'm glad this thread came up because I'm ready to try something new.