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    TrekDualSuspension Freak!
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    Lightest XC Tire Tube combo?

    Buying some rims and was wondering what XC tire tube combo would be the lightest?
    2005 TREK Y26 Stock w/ Ario rear shock w/ lockout, Shimano M540 pedals.(The lender)

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    TrekDualSuspension Freak!
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    Looking to buy Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1 580 grams. Am i on track here?
    2005 TREK Y26 Stock w/ Ario rear shock w/ lockout, Shimano M540 pedals.(The lender)

    2004 Jamis Dakar XLT 1.0 Frame,04 Manitou Black Super Fork 120mm, Shimano LX Crank, bb, Fr der, Rear der, Shifters. Deore hubs w/ Sun Rhyno Lite rims, IRC mythos xc racing tires, IRC tubes, Sette APX Alloy seatpost, Sette venn mountain stem 120mm, Avid mechanical bb7 ball bearing disc brake 160mm, Oury atb grips, Sette XLR handlebar riser, Sette IXA gel chromoly rail saddle. Shimano pd m324 pedals.

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    No. My friend just got a set of Kenda Klimax Lites at a claimed 345g each. He uses them with Maxxis Ultralite tubes at about 110g, which I also use and are great tubes. These tires are skinny, likely about 1.7", look like a cross tire, but look to be great on hardpack, non-technical trails.

    Maxxis also has a tube called the Flyweight that is well under 100g, doubt it is very durable though.

    Also, why do you want the "lightest" tires? If you aren't racing, or your trails are technical, don't bother. For fun riding the kevlar Fire XC's are great from all accounts I've heard, they have way to much drag for racing though.

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    TrekDualSuspension Freak!
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    Yeah i dont want a super thin lightweight tire. I do want a rim with some good tread and at least 2.00 in thickness. I do some technical trails but no racing. I just figured id get something pretty light.
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    2004 Jamis Dakar XLT 1.0 Frame,04 Manitou Black Super Fork 120mm, Shimano LX Crank, bb, Fr der, Rear der, Shifters. Deore hubs w/ Sun Rhyno Lite rims, IRC mythos xc racing tires, IRC tubes, Sette APX Alloy seatpost, Sette venn mountain stem 120mm, Avid mechanical bb7 ball bearing disc brake 160mm, Oury atb grips, Sette XLR handlebar riser, Sette IXA gel chromoly rail saddle. Shimano pd m324 pedals.

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    Look at the ritchey elevaders. Its around 500 grams i believe
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    Nokian NBX Light
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    Just use some UL tubes from the lbs.

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