Ok, as I sit here digesting the last couple of days food, and basking in the glow of a good ride today at Alafia with my son, I have decided that within the next couple of weeks it will be time to get some tires.
First let me give you some parameters.
I am riding about 400 miles a month and don't anticipate that changing anytime soon. I ride Alafia, Boyette, and Santos. about 40 percent of my riding and the remainder due to location primarily Flatwoods/Trout Creek/Morris Bridge.
I like a tire that sheds mud well. Weight is a factor preferably 480 grams or less, and I will be running them on Stan's Arch rims with out tubes. They do NOT need to be UST or Tubless ready. If you think it matters I ride a Kona Four Supreme. It is a very quick handling bike.
Currently I am riding on Maxxis Ignitor eXCeption series 26x2.1. I like them they do most things well, and they are light.
I have, in the past ridden Panaracer XC pros, and feel that while they are terrific tires, that I can find a better balance.
So I have heard lots of good things about pythons, karmas, kosmic lites.... Talk to me....