I'm currently running Continental X King's front and rear, in 2.4 width, Black Chilli compound with Protection sidewall on my 5010CC. Although I love their low rolling resistance, I can't say I love their cornering grip. When I'm pushing the bike hard the front tends to wash out very abrubtly with little warning. I'm 195lbs. with no riding gear on and run 26psi front and 28psi rear. I've played around with tire pressure to no avail. Our trails here on Long Island can be quick if you push yourself. I'd like a good 'do it all' aggressive XC/Trail/AM set-up for my home turf as well as trips upstate and such.
I ran Rocket Ron's on my Blur TrC and really liked them. Unfortunately they are only available in 27.5x2.25 and I would like a wider tire.
I would like a tire set-up that can be pushed hard, boost cornering confidence, great rolling resistance and lighter in weight. I know that may be hard to accomplish. I have been eyeing up semi-slick tires for the rear such as the Rock Razor and Slaughter, but the options are slim and somewhat heavy as they tend to be Gravity/Enduro tires.
Any insight on the following options...
Nobby Nic 2.35, TrailStar, Snakeskin front with Racing Ralph 2.25 PaceStar Snakeskin rear.
Ardent 2.4, Dual, EXO/TR front and Ikon 2.35 (or 2.25) Dual, EXO/TR rear. Ikon front and rear? Ardent Race? A combo of these???
Purgatory 2.3 front and Captain 2.25 rear. Slaughter rear?
Swap out my front X King for a 2.4 Mountain King