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    What''s the most durable road tire at 200g or less?

    Is their a sub-200 gram tire that you can get at least 500-1000 miles out of?
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    Conti GP4000 20s are 180g with the 23s just a tad over at 205g.
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    Veloflex pave tires @ 180 grams and they're kevlar belted. I've got 600 on them and they still have plenty of life left in them. Most of the wear on the rear tire was caused by me stupidly putting the bike on a trainer.

    The ride quality on them is almost as good my old school tubulars, and substantially better than the conti gp3000 tires I was using.

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    Specialized S-works road tires are right at 200 and I have gotten very good milage out of them.

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    I have heard good things about the Conti GP4000's, and at only 205 grams, I'm sure you wouldn't notice the extra 5 grams. They offer great puncture resistance, low rolling resistance, and will have no issues lasting over 1,000 miles.

    I am getting them with my new set of wheels; can't wait.
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    Kenda Kaliente - 189 grams in a 23mm wide and I have been able to get well over a thousand miles on each. They also have a claimed "puncture belt". I've never flatted on them and they roll great (very hard compound).

    If you want to spring for a true front tire, Kenda Kaliente Lite. Same thing less the "belt" and mine comes in at 148 grams. I have several hundred miles on my current front tire and never had an issue.

    Do a Google search and you can find the regular for $29 and the Lite for $34. Best tires for the weight and money in my opinion.
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    I've never used these, but:

    Bontrager Race X Lite Aero 622-23, advertised 180g. Or 200g for 622-25

    The Vredestein Fortezza SL is advertised at 185g for 622-23

    Maxxis Courchevel 622-23 claimed weight is 205g

    Kenda Caliente 622-23 advertised at 190 grams, plus or minus 10g

    Kenda Kriterium 622-23 at 195g

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewalrus
    I've never used these, but:

    Bontrager Race X Lite Aero 622-23, advertised 180g. Or 200g for 622-25

    The Vredestein Fortezza SL is advertised at 185g for 622-23

    Maxxis Courchevel 622-23 claimed weight is 205g

    Kenda Caliente 622-23 advertised at 190 grams, plus or minus 10g

    Kenda Kriterium 622-23 at 195g

    http://www.kendausa.com/bicycle/cyclocross.html
    Great short list! More recommendations appreciated
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    That's all I could find! If you're shaving weight see if you can find some Cheng Shin tubes, I have some which are reliable and weigh in at 91 grams. Other random 23mm tubes I've bought weighed from 100 to 109g, so you can save 18g right there. Haven't tried any of the special superlight 65g tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewalrus
    That's all I could find! If you're shaving weight see if you can find some Cheng Shin tubes, I have some which are reliable and weigh in at 91 grams. Other random 23mm tubes I've bought weighed from 100 to 109g, so you can save 18g right there. Haven't tried any of the special superlight 65g tubes.
    Michelin latex A1 tubes... 65 grams and have held up surprisingly well for me. I'm getting some more for my new michelin pro 2 race tires.

    Another tire option are the ones I just mentioned. They come in at 220grams I think but have tested extremely well for rolling resistence (one of the best) and my friend has had such good results that I'm going to give them a shot.
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