February 19, 2024
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Thier MTB\Gravel tires are so unpredictable. I rode a set of Fast Trak’s on my 26″ for about 2 years. They were not completely worn out but I swapped em for some new rubber. They just got unpredictable in anything damp and were not good for anything but hard pack and MUP use due to it’s fast rolling ability.

Search on in you quest for a better grave tire and see you in March.


I used the same Renegade 2bliss 1.8″ front and rear for the same purpose you described plus fire roads for a couple years, and find them nearly perfect

I believe they are dual compound already

You can air them down further

You may want a wider , less psi front for loose

Hooking up on loose top gravel with Renegades is nothing compared to common gravel grinder 38-40 file treads……..nothing is perfect on loose top

I find they Don’t clear mud worth a darn because of the substantial micro sipe which in turn helps remarkably on wet pavement for a knobby

They are a hard pack XC MTB race tire go watch some videos of Spesh tire design engineers working in conjunction with top five world XC racers and lots of high tech scientific data – watch that level racer and see how far they crank those tires over with out wash out – yea, I can’t do that nor have the stones for either

I am not for Spesh nor any other top,large outfit. What I do respect is their Immense, Substantial research and development combined with World class riders which they unselfishly share clips of via You Tube channels for us misfits to gaze in wonder

Perhaps the Renegade is not the #1 XC HP race tire made but its certainly a top 5

Gravel is not “complex” as compared rather its cake
Fire/forest service to gravel/dirt roads – they are All Grated roads, man made, with some drainage and underlayment built in – they are as “hard pack” specific as it gets compared to hard pack single/dual track and Renegades rock / built specifically for hard pack
They will lean with bite as further than you and I have the skill and stones to take them 😉
Yea the sidewalls are nice and soft and I expected more puncture/tears than the zero to date as well. I may still add Tuffy Ultra Lite liners for road
Likely like you I am waiting for a 45 file tread size like an Xployer to try some time
You might like the BG Rock and Roads as well………..all rear knobbys burn up center on pavement……for now I will stick with Renegades


Hi, I’m wondering what is the actual width of the tire as it is measured on a rim? Also, what is the width of rim you are using? I’m looking to use it on a cross bike that fit a Clement Xpor 40mm tire easily.



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