Not sure I am any clearer! You want something gripper, which will require more weight - but heavy and fast rolling do not go hand in hand!
Really? Maxxis do a Dual Ply High Roller Semi Slick, which I can assure you is not light, but it's also seriously quick! Tread pattern has more to do with how fast a tyre is than weight.
How about "Moon on a stick"
Ive tired different tyres, recently sold my Nobby Nicks after about three rides - they scared me, light but no grip. Went back to HighRoller + Minions.
Haha, I don't think it's moon on a stick, but I know I'm asking a lot. Nobby Nic's are fine for XC pootling, or racing on, but they're simply not up to standard grip wise. They just let go way too soon in every way I find. Running a 2.35 Minion DHF on the bike at the moment, and that's staying, just looking for a suitable rear tyre that's at least a reasonable amount quicker without sacrificing too much grip.
I'm finding the Rocket Ron TLR snakeskin version really very good.
Without wishing to sound rude, I think if you find a Rocket Ron a grippy tyre, we've probably got very different goals.
Specialized Purgatory 2.2 2Bliss.
Will investigate further. Looks like it could be ok, just a bit flimsy from what I hear.
I have the 2.25 Nobby Nic Gatestar compound on the front of my bike, fabulous....... they do wear quite fast, I have a proper UST Pacestar one on the rear which is less sticky but I quite like that. That said the standard compounds are awful in comparison.
Have tried a UST Pacestar, and found it lacking. And they wear quickly enough anyway, the Gatestar would be a waste IMO.
Shoot me now,but when I see these threads I often think,why not alter your riding to suit the conditions ,rather than yearn for 'moon on a stick' solutions.
Hahaha. You're assuming I don't already?
Disclaimer > I do know you have a fair bit of riding experience mboy <
Lots of experience of doing it badly I suspect!
Seriously though, I'm far from a pro rider, but I know how to alter my riding to suit conditions. I'm not looking for a perfect solution, more of a Jack of as many trades as possible solution, if that makes sense...
I like the Advantage on the front, but it is definitely a bit more drifty that a minion or high roller and not as good in the wet.
Tempted to try a 2.1" 60a on the back if I can get it to seal tubeless ok. Or maybe they do a LUST version in that size? I don't mind it to be a bit more drifty than a Minion, and not as good in the wet, as long as it's not too much worse.
2.5 Muddy Mary on the front. You don't need a rear tyre. Light and tough. I ran it with 14psi with a tube in for a while without realising.
You clearly read my original post then!