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Anyone use these and have any recommendations on them? I would be mounting them on a set of Belgiums, and running tubeless. Terrain is 70/30 rough gravel, then 30% smooth gravel and pavement.
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I've been using the Riddler 45 for almost 9 months and are very satisfied with them.

Size: 700x45 measures 44.5mm on a Velocity Dyad rim

Tread pattern: small, short knobs at the center with deeper knobs on the shoulder for traction and float.

Construction: unknown tpi, unknown flat protection, I'm using tubes.

Performance on pavement is moderately fast with moderately low rolling resistance. Cornering on wet pavement could be problematic with the knobs on the shoulder potentially sliding on sharp turns

Performance on firm and smooth gravel is excellent, the tire rolls fast with enormous traction

Performance on deep or soft gravel is excellent with plenty of float and stability. The tire is secure on off-camber surfaces even while cornering. Heroic 35mph turns on loose gravel roads felt as safe as a good 29er tire

Durability in unknown but the tire is robust

Ride is moderately supple but is not as plush as the 120 tpi Clement tires.
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I haven't put a ton of miles on them so I can't comment on durability but like them a lot for the limited use I've put them through.  I ran them tubeless on WTB KOM i21s so a similar size rim to the Belgium Plus.  They set up tubeless easy and as the previous poster mentioned they roll pretty well for a big tire and have gobs of traction.  I've used them on Southern MN gravel and thought they were about perfect.  I've also ridden them on the MN River Trails which are loose and sandy and they did well there too.  

I was pretty surprised they rolled as well as they did on smooth stuff.  
I ended up pulling them as the bike they were on was relegated to commuter use and the rear rack didn't allow for a tire quite that big.  Ended up getting my old Disc Trucker back from a friend so that bike has been pulled out of commuter duty and I'll be sticking the WTBs back on.

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thegreatdelcamo

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I have them and love them. They roll so smoothly you may not know they have knobs. Plenty of volume to run tubeless at 27psi front and 30 in back.
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I have them and love them. They roll so smoothly you may not know they have knobs. Plenty of volume to run tubeless at 27psi front and 30 in back.
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I have them and love them. They roll so smoothly you may not know they have knobs. Plenty of volume to run tubeless at 27psi front and 30 in back.
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Marinerecon

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Curious how well they'd set up tubeless on Stan's rims that came on my Cutthroat
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Ridewithdan

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I mounted them on a Stan's rim and they were easy to install tubeless. That's actually one of my favorites things about the WTB tires is how well they mount. I ran a pair of Ramblers for almost a year. I ran one on the front for the Trans South Dakota and it went 700 miles without a flat or burp. I had been running the Nano but this is my new favorite tire. I would run it on the rear but don't have the room so I'm still using the Nano in the back. 
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Thank you for the input here. These tires are on my radar. I'm using 2.2 Race King on a Fargo that are better commuter tires than I expected but have "What might be quicker?" in mind when I'm riding with someone on 40 mm or less tires.

The 45c version does look like a different mold than true MTB size and maybe quieter.

My Fargo splits duty as gravel rider when single track is wet, commuter, and longer distance machine on rail trails and gravel roads. Thus, my inner gear junkie is looking for the ultimate tire for all of that.

[smile]
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thegreatdelcamo

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Thank you for the input here. These tires are on my radar. I'm using 2.2 Race King on a Fargo that are better commuter tires than I expected but have "What might be quicker?" in mind when I'm riding with someone on 40 mm or less tires.

The 45c version does look like a different mold than true MTB size and maybe quieter.

My Fargo splits duty as gravel rider when single track is wet, commuter, and longer distance machine on rail trails and gravel roads. Thus, my inner gear junkie is looking for the ultimate tire for all of that.

[smile]


I’d think they would be perfect for this application.
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