- Big tubeless 29er slicks
I’m looking for something like a Schwalbe G-One Speed or Allround* in 2-2.2″ x 29″, fairly tough but not too heavy, like Maxxis Exo kind of thing.
I’ve looked around a fair bit and have found the new Gravelking’s or WTB Venture. Anything else out there?
I wonder if there are some big street or urban tyres that’d do, like a Maxxis Torch. Not officially tubeless though.
*I realise the Schwalbe’s are actually both available in this size, but the weight is a measilly 500g, so I can’t imagine they’re anything but fragile or crazy fast to wear out.Posted 3 months agojamesoSubscriber
I have G-Ones in a couple of sizes, 650×50 and 622x 60 I think. Ride on Chilterns flint and on roads locally that are pretty bad. They do show wear fairly fast but they’re not fragile ime, I’ve only cut one properly/recently on a chunk of glass and I’ve worn a set down, to the carcass on the back (~6000-7000 miles) before putting the current pair on. Really fast, comfy tyres though. WTBs Byways have more rubber thickness on the tread, last forever and are tougher in that area but the sidewalls are more fragile.Posted 3 months agoisooSubscriber
Vittoria Terreno XC?Posted 3 months ago
Looking through this in less of a rush:
Thanks Jameso, good feedback. Sounds like a G-one on the front at least could be good, and on the back if accept high wear.
I wish WTB would add something to the sidewalls: at the moment they seem to have a load of tyres that are heavy for their size and still fragile. Will last ages but only if they don’t tear.
Same for those Terreno’s unfortunately. Vittoria don’t seem to do them in TNT casing, only the non-reinforced TLR thing.
I actually have some Vittoria Barro Race laying around, which are semi-slick and skinny, but I’m not sure they roll that fast…Posted 2 months ago
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