60 or 120 tpi

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Derkderkall, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    Need to grab a new front tire soon, want to try the aggressor. Is the 60 adequate? My rear ikon is 120...
     
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  2. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo (South Orange County)
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Canfield The One '12
    TPI is like golf in regards to durability and sidewall thickness (and therefore weight). 60 tpi generally more durable, (fewer threads but they are thicker) than 120. But 60 is heavier. So depends on what you use them for.

    Edit/Add: Maxxis (and probably other tire mfct), you may find 120 tpi casing that's "DD" (double down in maxxis jargon). That's 2 ply 120 tpi, so more thicker than 120 single ply.
     
  3. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    Upon further inspection, one is double down protection, more enduro style heavier tire, so I will go with the regular exo.
     
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  4. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Dead Highball
    Looking at the Maxxis site, the 120 comes with the DH casing at 1100 grams, and the 60 comes with an EXO casing at 900 grams.

    Do you need a DH casing? If not, I'd stick to the EXO version and save 200 grams- .44 pounds.


    Edit: You made your reply at the same time I posted. Good choice.
     
  5. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo (South Orange County)
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Canfield The One '12
    Oops, we all cross posted. I added the double down casing info to my earlier reply. The true DH casings are 60tpi and thick sidewalls , afaik. I think the tire people are experimenting with various construction, hence the DD dual ply 120 vs 60. Both pretty heavy. Like Faust says, stick with EXO unless your are racing DH or do crazy fast rock garden stuff and/or big air.
     
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  6. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Dead Highball
    And now in the plus tires, we're getting EXO and EXO with Silkshield. I can't keep up.
     
  7. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    For me, gotta at least be two-ply. Don't you just hate it when your finger breaks through??!!!??!!:poop::gag::poop:
     
  8. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    EWWWWWW o_O
     
  9. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl MTB Addict

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
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    I am on my 3rd Aggressor, with the 60 tpi wall and never a problem. I've got the EXO and TR version.
     
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