I'm trying to decide on a set of tires. I will be riding on fire roads, sometimes wet/muddy and sometimes dry/hard. The soil is sort of loamy dirt, not pebbly or sandy, there is some clay. The bike is an old '90s hard tail with 26" rims. I was thinking about trying tubeless but so far have only ever used tubes. I am leaning toward fairly narrow tires, like 2.1" or less. I want them to be quite light. I'm not a serious MTB'er and would like to keep the price reasonable.
So far I am thinking about the Ritchey V-Max WCS, simply because they seem fairly light and the tread seems XC like, and I see them around $50. The bike originally came with Ritcheys, way the heck back when. But I know nothing, really.
Any suggestions? Thanks!