I was reluctant to start this thread because there’s plenty of good information about 24" Muni Tires buried in other threads, but that’s the problem – reviews of 24" Muni Tires are buried all over the place. Consequently, I figured they need a home of their own … so here we are!
Additional motivation for starting this thread came from trying out a few different tires on my 29er, and realizing what a difference the tire makes in overall performance.
Also, I bought a 24x3" Felt BermMaster about 6 months ago (for $25 at my LBS) and found it to be an viable alternative to the Duro Wildlife 24x3, which comes standard on most 24" Munis these days. Although I like the fact that it’s 155g lighter than my well worn Duro (1,155g v. 1,310g), I’m not thrilled by it’s highly rounded cross-sectional profile, and it’s relatively thin/soft sidewalls. However, others seem to be very happy with it (see: 24x3 Felt Berm Master Tire), and I find it to be quite rideable.
Still, after experiencing how well the Maxxis Ardent 29x2.4" works on my 29er, I’m wondering if there might be some better, lighter, alternatives in 24" tires.
After spending a bit of time searching the internets, I was wondering if any of you all have tried any of the following tires, and what you thought of them compared to the Duro Wildlife:
Schwalbe Table Top HS 373 in 24x2.25" at 560g (see http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/off-road_tires/table_top)
Maxxis High Roller in 24x2.5" at 1100g (see http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?Item=100014995 as it does not appear to be listed on the Maxxis site any more)
Intense DH 24x3" from Uniproshop which may still be available for $39.95 (See http://www.uniproshop.com/)
So, are there any other lighter 24" tires out there that you know of that are suitable for semi-technical Muni, and how do they stack up relative to the Duro? Thanks for the insights.
UPD in Utah
(Note: I didn’t mention the Gazz 24x3", because it appears to no longer be available here in the U.S.)