Speeder, they can weigh twice as much and can roll a lot slower so I'd have to say yes.
Alps trip: Do I need a full on dual ply tyre for the back of my hard tail? or...
There's maybe 200g between the Schwalbe Super Gravity tyres and a 2-ply Minion.
Either would be great I'm sure (from experience).
I would run Dual ply tyres out in the Alps, especially on a hardtail. I tried single ply one year and destroyed them both out in the PDS within the first 2 days. I've damaged 2 ply tyres as well out there, but much smaller sidewall damage and repaired easily with a patch or duct tape. The single plys were a write off.
And spare parts aren't particularly cheap out there either
I ran Super Gravity Hans Dampfs in the Alps last year.
Ran them tubeless with 20 psi front and rear on Arch ex rims with no issues at all.
Why not run your normal tyres but buy a dual ply from CRC before you go and stick it in your case. That way if you find after a day or two that your tyre isn't up to it, stick the dual ply on, however if you don't need it then send it back to CRC on your return and you haven't lost out !
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