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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:42 am 
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Don't care about make or model must be offroad and light 26"


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:09 am 
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Not sure what others are out there :D

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:01 am 
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On One are selling Schwalbe Rocket Ron Evo and Performance tyres for less than £20. They're light, not sure if they're lighter than those Kendas.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:08 am 
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OOO :shock: 345grams sounds brilliant have you used them offroad, are they any good?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:17 am 
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I used the Kendas at a race a while ago.

Did a lap in the dry, very fast.... Track got slightly damp in a small shower and it was like riding on ice. I'm not joking when I say that at one point, my bike turned a full 180 degrees on a downhill and I was facing up the hill with other riders barelling towards me. To this day I have no idea how I stayed on or how the riders behind me managed to miss me.

If you ever ride in anything other than bone dry conditions... forget it.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:22 am 
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Ok having read a few reviews it would seem there light and great in the dry summer but not much use at other times, so what else is out there I might still get a set though and pop them on the Rigid Scott thats only allowed out in the dry.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:54 am 
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Yeah I read the reviews on mtbr before I bought and pretty much came to the same conclusion as the above - a fast tyre for dry / hardpack :D I thought about where and when the bike will be used, considered that I have six tarmac miles to get me to good off road and came to the conclusion they were probably quite well suited for me :D

Don't believe the weights on the sidewall though :-( surprisingly, they are actually lighter :shock: :

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Kenda Klimax Lite 345 (New / 1.95) = 323.7g & 325.4g :D

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Those wheels are set up tubeless so as a set they are pretty damn light 8)

They claim 1.95" but seem a bit thinner than quoted.

If I was after something a bit more grippy I would be looking at the 1.8 rocket Ron evos - just not found any cheap yet :-( shout up if you do 8) ;-)

I think I paid £30 (maybe £35 posted) for the pair of Kenda's, I can check when I am back in work if you like ?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:23 am 
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£38 a pop for the 1.85's http://www.nextdaytyres.com/Tyres/Schwa ... -2011.aspx

Got a pair of 2010 2.1 UST Ron's on the Clockwork. Excellent for dry and damp conditions, mine are the older heavy version. This year I think all Schwalbe tyres are tubeless compatible and much lighter than their previous UST tyres


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:24 am 
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Yes, that's the cheapest I had found them to 8) but I was hoping for cheaper :oops: :lol:

For info for the OP - I found a paper copy of the invoice for the kenda's. £33.95 for the pair, £3.99 of that was postage. They came from All Terrain cycles :D

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:44 pm 
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Panaracer TrailBlasters in 1.95 are about 480g each in folding style and are available here sub £20
http://www.allterraincycles.co.uk/product/117704.html
The 1.8" version are 400g if you can find them. I had a set that were pretty decent alrounders.


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