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Dan Reese

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Is the Rat Trap Pass the only 26" high volume slick that doesn't weigh at least 700 grams? I'd like something at least 2.15, preferably 2.3. Looking around, the RTP seems to be the only "performance" tire that size.
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drwelby

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Tioga Powerblock is listed at 530g.

You can still find Stan's Crows and Ravens.

The Maxxis DTH is also pretty nice but is listed at 650g.

The KHE Mac+ Park looks promising at listed 530g at a 2.3".

There's been some cool new big tires coming out for the wheelie bike market like the S&M Speedball but they seem to be built pretty heavy.
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drwelby

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I forgot about another one - the SwiftTire "Ripp Johnson" is 620g at 26 x 2.0 made by Panaracer. It has a lot more tread than any of the above tires but could be a good choice for a 26" conversion that's going to see more dirt than road.
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Dan Reese

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Thanks for the ideas. A bunch there I didn't know about it.
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drwelby

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I just remembered the perfect tire for you:

Continental Speed King 26 x 2.2 at 430g. They're supposed to be super fast. Bike24 in Germany still sells them for 35 €.


A couple other options that are interesting but outside your specs:

If you can go a little heavier, the DMR Supermoto looks neat. They used to make a folding bead version that I think was in the 600g range.

If you can go skinnier, you can still buy Geax Aka Plumas on eBay - they're around 300g but only 1.8". But they're $40 a pair shipped from Taiwan! 

Schwalbe Kojak is listed at a 2.0 width and is probably in the 500g range but they supposedly run narrow.
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Dan Reese

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I've been looking for the Speed Kings, good to know they are on Bike24. 
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Volsung

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2.0 Kojaks are 2.2 on a 47mm internal width rim.  I wouldn't recommend them though.  They look faster than they are.
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