Good write up!Fair points. I'm one of the rare folk that isn't a fan of the DHR II anyway - but in terms of casing feel the EXO DHR II casing it is (IMO) as stiff/strong as the EXO+ Rekon. Worth an experiment for sure if you want to try something faster rolling though.
Maxxis's EXO casing are a bit tricky like that though to be fair, the EXO casing on my Rekon Races are nowhere near as stiff/strong as on the DHF EXO, and the EXO Aggressors are even meatier again, and then if you jump to a DD Aggressor - they are pretty darn chonky but feel really supportive.
If you don't get on with the Rekon, try an Aggressor IMO. Good all-rounder. They roll well (faster than they look like due to the harder "dual compound" rubber), have reasonable grip. Generally the complaints against them are that they can be a bit sketchy on the brakes on clay (either hardpack dry, or wet and slippery), and just are not great in mud generally as they tend to clog up. But they're a blast in the dry and a good companion for longer rides as they don't suffer that 'rolling through treacle' feel, and aren't weak like a XC or lightweight trail tyre.
From my limited experience, the extra sidewall support when cornering is the most noticeable. Being able to run slightly lower pressures for more grip, but actually get a little more sidewall support than non-insert and higher pressures. Very limited experience in my case though as I've only tried CushCore on a mate's bike that's too small for me.For my riding, I can't see how it's worth the extra $ and weight, maybe the sidewall support is that much of a benefit?
Does it feel like the tyre holds up better (less draggy) on the flat and climbs?
I dropped 3-4 psiOrdered a Tannus Tubeless earlier today to run with a Dissector Exo+ on the rear. How much psi do people drop with a Tannus Tubeless insert? 2-3psi?
Currently running a SG Hans Dampf at 23psi and have previously run Minion Exo and Exo+ at 24psi with a Huck Norris.
It’s a great compromise for most situations indeed.The DD aggressor is now my go to rear tire. Rolls OK. Grips OK. Doesn't tear when it hits rocks. Run the 2.3 size for pedally stuff and 2.5 for rocky big boy riding. To be fair the DD aggressor does nothing particularly spectacularly, apart from not tearing and generally holding air inside it.
I'd say Aggressor rolls just slightly better, but the Dissector definitely hooks up better in corners and also has noticeably better climbing/breaking traction. Downside is that the Dissector wears moderately faster on the centre tread, and much faster on the side. 200ks in & practically all the side knobs were 1/2 torn off on the 2.4 MaxxTerra I was running.Dissector front and aggressor rear atm, can confirm dissector lets go after aggressor.
Rolls about the sameish I reckon. Possibly aggressor is slightly better?
Haven't pulled the trigger on the dissector yet. Been flirting with the exo+ 2.4 for a rear but they are bullshit pricey and stock doesn't seem to exist. I'm a bit reluctant to run the DH casing dissector as its 100g more than the aggressor (which already is sluggish AF in the 2.5)It’s a great compromise for most situations indeed.
I still bang on a DHR2 for racing, but love the aggressor for almost everything else.
Compared it to a dissector?
Rimpact. Lighter and better than both.Cushcore or Procore ?
Thinking about the Procore as its easier fitted and its 52% off at BikeComponents.
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