Maxxis 2011 Aspen

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 I ran the Aspen 26" on my XC hardtail on the various singletrack in central NC. This tire is super light and preforms great if its just hardpack, but when you roll onto pine needles, loam, and loose dirt/gravel beware.

The tire didn't bite into these conditions like I would hope. Bottom line I would often lose grip in the turns and never could develop 'trust' in it. I ran them for 100 miles or so before switching out.
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 Good tire, grabs the dirt, really like it on uphill climbs, rolls on pavement very well for the commute to work.
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Maxxis 2011 Aspen (MSRP $0) — Maxxis has done it again with its latest XC race tire. The new Maxxis Aspen pushes the limits of a lightweight XC tire designed to have minimal rolling resistance. The Aspen is designed with a high-volume casing to smooth out the roughest roots and rocks, while the dual compounds gives optimal traction in the corners. So if crossing the finish line first is your top priority, then the Aspen was designed for you.

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Price
Weight 475-670 g
Tire Width 2.1/2.25
Diameter 26"/29"
Riding Genre Cross Country
Bead Type Wire/Foldable
Bead Type - there are two main types. Kevlar/Folding Bead (lighter and ca be folded so riders can put them in their jersey pocket or hydration pack incase they rip their sidewall) and Wire/Steel Bead (heavier, cheaper, not as strong or portable, and more difficult to mount on a rim).
Rubber Durometer 60/120
Rubber Durometer - is the measurement used by the rubber industry to identify a the harness of rubber. This is important as the tire's durometer effects the grip, how fast the tire will wear, and if the knobs on a tire flex.

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