Saving like 500g per tire? René Herse versus Kenda.

Yayabike

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Europe
I was watching one of Twisted Wheels video on youtube in which he was using espensive Rene Herse Tires. So i checked and compared my Kendra K1052 700x45mm -- it should be 622etro x 1.55inches)
with similar size Rene Herse with puncture protection. I Found out that the difference was in the 350-500g interval.

So can someone confirm that , also how durable are these high end tires?
 

J.R.

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USA
I was watching one of Twisted Wheels video on youtube in which he was using espensive Rene Herse Tires. So i checked and compared my Kendra K1052 700x45mm -- it should be 622etro x 1.55inches)
with similar size Rene Herse with puncture protection. I Found out that the difference was in the 350-500g interval.

So can someone confirm that , also how durable are these high end tires?
Thanks for bringing this to the forum. I looked at the Fleecer Ridge 29″ x 2.2″, Endurance Plus $96. I've been using Schwalbe eMTB tires for several years, they cost $60 to $65 +/-. More of an aggressive cross tire than mtb. The Fleecer looks to be about the same aggressive style tread. I like everything about them and I'd pay a third more for a better tire. The only thing I don't like is they aren't rated for the weight (my case 50 pounds + kit/gear) or the speed rating that Schwalbe has. Maybe I missed it. I'm interested in knowing more though.

 

uraberg

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USA
About a year ago, I finished my lightweight MTB build. I used Schwalbe racing ralph tires, which fit my lightweight needs.

They gave me nothing but trouble. Many punctures. (of course this is probably a different terrain that you might be riding). In any case, I have decided that for tires, the main criterium will be puncture resistance. Weight be damned. Walking every other ride is not my idea of fun.
 

m@Robertson

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USA
Weight be damned.
I am largely in this camp as well. Schwalbe Pickups, Marathon Plus. Marathon Plus Tour. I'm not a Schwalbe fanboy by any means but when it comes to flatless street-endurance tires they seem to be the best. My Continental Contact City tires were also invulnerable but they rode like rocks in 26x2.15.

The only thing that has gotten me off of the tank-treads is an excellent tubeless sealant. That lets me put Maxxis Assegai/Minions on my 29er enduro. And very recently I got fed up with the Pickups washing out with even slight levels of roadside dirt on road shoulders on my 26" town scooter. Replaced with tubeless Maxxis Aggressors. The softer rubber and tread blocks on the Maxxis tires makes for a much more pleasurable ride, and the Flatout sealant gives me back my confidence that I won't need to walk the bike home. Also on my Big Fat Dummy I'm using Snowshoe XLs tubeless and have recovered from some enormous puncture events (thanks also to a powered portable pump... one more thing I'm happy to add the weight for.