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Sept. 7, 2018, 9:15 a.m. -  WasatchEnduro

Andrew et al., I'm bouncing (tee hee) between rear tires at the moment, currently rocking a Teravail Cumberland 29 x 2.6 on my trail bike (Stumpy29 w/ Butcher 2.6 grid front), which is absofreakinglutely huge. It's like a massive Slaughter. Coming off a 2.3 Aggressor DD the Cumberland rolls noticeably faster but is kind of bouncy and on an i30 rear rim it's hard to get to the massive cornering knobs as it's pretty rounded off. I'm running the light and supple casing which i believe weighs in at about 1,000g. Highly recommend as a fast rolling rear tire if you're on i35-40mm rim and like semi-plus options. Anyway, same here I'm looking forward to a 29 x 2.6 Slaughter Grid as the new 2.3 Slaughter Grid is too lightweight, flimsy, and unsupportive for heavy riding as it just lost 100g (now about 850g vs 950g for the old version). The blue addix 2.35 Rock Razor is also light and flimsy for my weight and riding style, i love the profile and would love to try it in SG casing but i don't necessarily need a stickier, faster-wearing  compound, and also the new SG addix RR is apparently a mythical unicorn. The old SG ones are still floating around but i don't trust their durability. I also know a 29 x 2.6 Slaughter will be more like a 2.5, which I like. And now the ask:   1) has anyone used the 29 x 2.35 Maxxis Ikon Double Down? That's right, it comes in a 995g DD version which I'm very intrigued by it. Looking for fast rolling, tough casing, decent grip, but a little nervous about how it would corner. 2) thoughts on the 29 x 2.6 Maxxis Rekon? The burliest version is about 860g and i wonder if it'll work with a pool noodle inside to give it a little more support, or if it'll be flat prone under hard northern Utah riding due to lighter casing than what i'm used to running. I know it's been specced on some Yetis, matched to a 1,000g 2.5 DHF front which seems kinda strange.

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