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Stan's The Raven MTB Tire

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NoTubes The Raven
NoTubes is proud to introduce the new tubeless ready Raven. Using the same ultra fast rolling tread pattern and dual durometer rubber as the Crow, but with taller side knobs and wide tire casing for even better traction in all riding conditions.
  • Designed to be used at low pressures
  • Can be used with tubes or tubeless with Stan’s tire sealant
  • Low rolling resistance design features dual compound rubber
  • 29” tire features extra strong folding bead design
  • 120 TPI casing has several improvements over standard tires for easier sealing
  • Non-directional tread pattern, not front or rear specific
  • Larger side knobs than the Crow for increased traction when cornering
29x2.2
  • 622-54
  • 120 TPI
  • 20-40 PSI
  • weight 530g - 550g
29x2.0
  • 622-50
  • 120 TPI
  • 20-40 PSI
  • weight 470g - 525g
26x2.0
  • 559-50
  • 120 TPI
  • 20-43 PSI
  • weight: 400g -430g
26x2.2
  • 559-54
  • 120 TPI
  • 20-43 PSI
  • weight: 470g - 525g 

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Stan's No TubesStan's The Raven MTB Tire
 
3.3

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Competitive cyclist (3)

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2.0

Not appropriate for tubeless, burps air

By Keith

from Denver, CO

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Ok With A Tube

Cons

  • Flimsy Sidewalls
  • Tubeless Setup Difficult

Best Uses

  • Lightweight Rider
  • With Tube

Comments about Stan's No Tubes Stan's The Raven MTB Tire:

Not appropriate for tubeless cornering--requires a tube to avoid "burping" air under load

Not a good choice for tubeless, which is a big disappointment for a Stan's brand tire that I tried for a few weeks on a Stans brand wheelset (Iron cross). Even with extra rim tape, the tubeless setup was a struggle. While riding in corners, the sidewalls are too flimsy--multiple times they collapsed under the cornering force and "burped" air. I was running them 5 psi over the recommended pressure, and still had the issue, both on pavement and dirt.

The issue was solved by using a tube, but that solution circumvents the whole reason I got a tubeless wheelset and supposedly-tubeless tire. Two stars because they actually grip and corner great with a tube, and they might work if you are a lightweight rider with cornering habits less aggressive than mine.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Best all around tire

By Ohio Jim

from Ohio

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Pros

  • Durable Rubber
  • Great Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Racing

    Comments about Stan's No Tubes Stan's The Raven MTB Tire:

    I ride in the northeast where trails are seldom dry. Bought these to race with and soon found out that they did everything better than a more aggressive tread pattern that I was using on my full suspension bike. Now have these on both of my bikes. Super fast, shed mud well, and handle rocks well. I have been using my original set if Raven's for two years now and just had my first flat. Put a patch on the puncture and still going strong. I ride plenty of rock gardens and these are very durable and traction,traction,traction.

     
    2.0

    FAST! Good traction but puncture-tastic!

    By AngMack

    from Leesburg, VA

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Great traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor fit

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City

    Comments about Stan's No Tubes Stan's The Raven MTB Tire:

    Very light tires and surprisingly, great grip! Loved rolling on these tires BUT they would not seal well and after a few rides started leaking at the rim and through the sidewalls and, because their construction is soooo light - they punctured all the time despite having Stans in them. I was using the Stans recommended rubber rim strip with integrated valve, on my DT Swiss wheels.

    Moved to something heavier (Maxxis Crossmarks) and they are great. :-(

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Stick to what you are good at

    By James B

    from Austin TX

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • none

    Cons

    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Stan's No Tubes Stan's The Raven MTB Tire:

    I've used Stans for years on all types of tires and I could not get either of the Raven tires to seal on Stans rims btw. I noticed both were leaking through sidewall and tried several days to get them to seal with no luck. Went back to Continental race kings and got them to seal easily. BTW, Continentals were not tubeless. Fan of Stans but do not recommend their tires.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    looks like

    By ABCD ' bikers -

    from São Paulo - Brasil

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Adapt
    • Fast road
    • Good tracktion
    • Light

    Cons

    • Not yet

    Best Uses

      Comments about Stan's No Tubes Stan's The Raven MTB Tire:

      Used in a fast track conditions, little free roch and sand

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Just got a set for...

      By Jason

      from Apo, Ap United States

      Comments about Stan's No Tubes Stan's The Raven MTB Tire:

      Just got a set for my new SS and had troubles right from the start. One tire had a hole in the side wall that prevented me running tubeless right out of the package. The other one split straight across the tread this past weekend. Needless to say, I am not over thrilled with these. They would have gone straight back from the start, but I'm in Korea and need to get my ride on.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I'm running a set...

      By Paul

      from Guam

      Comments about Stan's No Tubes Stan's The Raven MTB Tire:

      I'm running a set and are absolutely "Just Right" for my riding conditions. I raced them last week for Xterra Guam 2011 where the trails are a varied mix of asphalt, Rock Gardens, technical climbs, technical steep descents and climbs, small drops, knee high grass, loose over hard pack, clay, and thick mud and tropical rain all in the same course. These tires handled everything perfectly. I beat them up for about 100mi now training on the same course.I agree with the other users that this is the best kept secret. The thread pattern and low pressures are the new way to go for MTB tires. I get so much traction in the dry loose over hard, super traction when climbing steeps, confidence in cornering on and off cambers, and most impressive, controlled slides and very good wet weather traction.They are so light that I am still scared encountering our Rock gardens due to a sidewall gash. But so far no signs of tire damage. I should just relax and keep "light" on my feet.Even in the thick Guam red clay dirt/mud the tires seem to float over the mud. And when it feels like sliding, the break away is not sudden but gradual and linear so it is very easy to predict and compensate for. Mud clears away pretty quickly because there are no deep grooves to hide mud away.My Maxxis ADvantage Training tires would break away suddenly and then "hook up" again when deep into a corner. It took a lot to get used to, and I never liked that. The Ravens were never "sudden". Just break, slide, control and keep going.I'm running them tubeless on 2010 Reynolds Canyon wheelset with Stan's standard strips and sealant and a size 2.2 in the front and 2.0 in the rear with about 28-30PSI. Getting the bead to sit with a compressor was a major Pain in the A.. but once seated I've been enjoying the grippiest tires I've ever ridden.At first my buddies were scared for me because my pressure was so low it looked like my tires were flat. Also, they looked at the tires and though I was crazy for riding "semi-slicks" in such horrid terrain. But when I was still climbing in the saddle while they had to hike up the steeps because they lost traction with their heavy nevagals and small block 8's... they suddenly became interested.

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