UST, fast and grippy? (rubber query)

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  • Joxster
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    RQ’s are grippy, but I wouldn’t say that they are fast rolling – they are also a very large volume, tall tyre. What size do you have in mind, boxelder? Am currently running LUST Advantages, and they are way faster rolling than the RQ’s.

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    2.1″s.
    I’m running 2.1 and 2.25 Advantages on tubed wheels at the moment and can’t decide whether they roll faster than they look like they should (if you know what I mean). Also they’re non LUST and I flatted the rear (2.1) first tubeless ride I tried. Admittedly this was the granite gnarl of McMoab.
    May go for a LUST 2.1″ rear and use the 2.25 front.
    Owt else?

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    Apart from Crossmarks, what’s UST, fast rolling but reasonably grippy?
    Tyre recommendations please.

    mashiehood
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    try panaracer xc pro’s – i swear by them and CRC have a great deal on them at the moment. Also give Bontrager Jones a thought.

    Having ridden both………..
    If you like crossmarks give Hutchinson Pirahnas a try, I think you’ll like ’em.

    SB

    Geax saguaro – great tyre.

    uplink
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    The thing is, grippy tyres – by their very nature – aren’t going to be the fastest rolling tyres in the world & vice versa

    geetee1972
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    Uplink – sort of but it can roll fast when rolling in a straight line but be grippy when cornering on their outside edge.

    You can also get multi-compound rubber with harder, faster rolling rubber on the centre with softer, grippier rubber on the edges for cornering.

    uplink
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    Yeah – I realise that – I s’pose I was being a bit general

    geetee1972
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    It’s Friday – nothing really matters now that the weekend is here and we can all go bike riding. Be as general as you like!

    uplink
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    Friday it may be but I’m working till 10 – from home though
    So it’ll be a beer in about half an hour [it always feels good to drink during work time :-)] followed by another couple then I’ll see how grippy tyres are tomorrow

    dobo
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    maxxis monorails are possibly the fastest gripiest tyres i’ve used, not quiet as fast as racing ralph but gripier, good in bends and a nice volume for 2.1 at not a bad weight.

    i’m not using the ust version but do run them tubeless anyway and the walls dont leak.

    nobby nics and ralph come ust and also check out some bonty tyres

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    Monorails, do what it says on the tin.
    Not too heavy, not too sketchy, just right.
    I’m using the LUST version on Crossmax SL’s by the way

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