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  1. #1
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    24" MTB tire options - 2.4 or 2.5

    Just got my daughter her first 24" MTB and she's into it. But the tires it came with are 1.9" wide and not great for trails. A friend rode with us yesterday on her 24" bike with Specialized Big Roller tires set at super low pressure, and it seemed awesome - gave her some squish and lots of traction. However, my daughter's bike (Liv Enchant Lite 24) doesn't have enough clearance for 2.8" tires; 2.5" looks to be about the max it'll fit.

    So... any recommendations? Would love to have them not be boat anchors if possible. Also, any links to deals would be great - already spent coin on the bike, would love to not have to spend another $100 on tires.
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    2.4-2.5, light, and cheap is a tough trifecta to hit. Most companies have largely ignored that size in favor of 2.0-2.2 and 2.6-2.8 sizes.

    In that size, the only options I know of are:

    DHF 24x2.4: $55-65/ea, 750 g
    Hans Dampf 24x2.35 (run big): $55-65/ea, 750 g
    Vee Flow Snap 24x2.4: $55-65/ea, 810 g

    So, yeah, all three only hit 1/3 of your criteria and are probably overkill for that bike. Others worth looking into:

    Vee Crown Gem 24x2.25 (Vees run a little big, probably more like a true 2.3): https://www.modernbike.com/vee-tire-...-dual-compound
    Schwalbe Tabletop 24.2.25 (also run big): https://www.modernbike.com/schwalbe-...4-x-2.25-addix
    Kenda makes the SB8 in a 24x2.1 size that is probably more like a true 2.25, and they're light, but $45/ea: https://shop.kendatire.com/Small-Blo...t-p/212797.htm

    Maxxis also makes the Rekon in 24x2.2 (https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...s.php?id=99797) and they're only 550 g, but they seem to be unobtanium at the moment and being Maxxis they're probably closer to a true 2.0-2.1, and if you do manage to find some they'll be $50/ea.

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    Thanks! I also found the Brood Maxtion 24x2.3 (sold by Spawn bikes), which looks awesome but it's only available through Spawn and they charge a flat $40 to ship (!!!), which brings the price to $65 per tire - not in the ballpark.

    I'm gonna pull the trigger on the Vee Crown Gem 2.25 set. They're under $30 each from Ebay ($56 for the pair), relatively light (570 g according to the listing on Performance Bike). Slightly narrower than I'd prefer, but shouldn't make a huge difference (and probably one reason they're lighter than most). Thanks!
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    The Spawn shipping prices are brutal, they need a US distributor.

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