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Old 03-25-2012, 05:40 AM   #1
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Purgatory 2.2/GroundControl 2.3 S Works

Anyone running these lightweights?

Likey/no likey?

IYO they measure small/med./large?
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I run the 2.2 Purgs and I really like them, they measure a little small but have have been a great tire so far.
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Purgatory is awesome, front or rear, size is true 2.2, 2.4 is huge.
Haven't tried ground control, 2.1 looks very small.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:03 AM   #4
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Purgatory is awesome, front or rear, size is true 2.2, 2.4 is huge.
Haven't tried ground control, 2.1 looks very small.
S Works Purg is not made in a 2.4. Comes as a 2.0 or 2.2.

S Works GC comes as a 1.9, 2.1 or 2.3.

I'm asking for info on the large size of either model in the "S Works" iteration.

Both have a claimed weight of 580gms.

This is why I'm interested in them.

Weight...........rotating weight.

meh. Eye balled a 2.2 Purg through the window at Dizzy. Looked kinda' anemic.
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s-works = paper-thin = torn sidewall in no time
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s-works = paper-thin = torn sidewall in no time
gotcha..........maybe reg g/c's?
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Yes the S works are very light with thin sidewalls. That does not bother me because I don't think I have ever torn a sidewall. At least not in recent memory. If you ride Whistler a lot I think that is a consideration. Lots of rough edged rocks there. North Shore, not so much. I ran S works Eskars a few years back. I loved the weight and size.

Continental has a light 2.4 Mountain King Protection series. I like those a lot.
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Using the purgs front and rear on both of our bikes right now. Ground Control is nice but not great in winter wet trails. Keeping it around for dry summer trails.
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Oh and mine are control casing running in 2bliss config.
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Purgatory 2.2 control 2bliss 26 and 29 are my new favorite rear tires. Reasonable weight, solid sidewalls, fast rolling, predictable cornering, outstanding climbing and braking traction.
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Purgatory 2.2 control 2bliss 26 and 29 are my new favorite rear tires. Reasonable weight, solid sidewalls, fast rolling, predictable cornering, outstanding climbing and braking traction.
that's what i've got on my 29er and agree. Very predictable in corners, they will let go, but easy to get them to hook up again.
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