Gear Review

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Favorite Dry Tire

I run these on my 29er (formerly fully rigid, now a hardtail) with the DIY (filleted 26" tube plus sealant) tubeless setup. They're great, sidewalls are super strong, tread wears slow (after a season it's hard to tell they're not new), but traction is great on hardpack and in sand. The weight is ok, according to Weight Weenies they're actually 710g, not 590g. They are, however, a true 2.2" tire, full volume as advertised. Only thing they don't do is shed mud, but that's not an issue in SoCal.

I did slash a sidewall by really raking it on a rock, but it was a tiny repairable hole. Otherwise they've been fantastic. I'll replace them with the same thing when they eventually wear out (which looks to be a long way off).

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To add to this, I've since mounted the folding version on tubelss Bontrager rims and they're fantastic there as well. They're really easy to seat and they hold air great with sealant. I'm not sure why anyone would go the TNT route; the folding have worked great for me in both conversions and dedicated tubeless setups.