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heavymetal
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(Reply to #4301)

kmcdon wrote:
Oh god please let this be legit. I got some hetres to burn through and then I'd love to have a set of babbyshoes tubeless if they prove to be safe.

Same over here. Got maybe a year's worth of tyres to get through, hopefully by then we'll have some legit real-world reports on actual reliability.

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 17:11
Andrew_Squirrel
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Ok, fine, I will be your guinea pig.

Also, have the extra light Compass tires always been $20 more than the standard? I don't remember paying that much more, apparently I didn't order them online so I must have picked them up at a LBS.

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 17:25
Endpoint
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Went back to the slightly over inflated WTB Exposure 30/32s due to switching wheels around for the 200k after several weeks of buttery Bon Jovies.

Never again. Supplelyfe has ruined me. Thanks Obama.

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:45
Face
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What's the cheapest 26" tubeless mtb tire that doesn't suck?

Mr. Pubes wrote:
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Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:51
Endpoint
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J&B has a ton of 26" Maxxis stuff on closeout... hassle your LBSbro?

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:17
Face
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(Reply to #4306)

Endpoint wrote:
J&B has a ton of 26" Maxxis stuff on closeout... hassle your LBSbro?

Hassling.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 17:47
motorbacon
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(Reply to #4307)

Face wrote:
Endpoint wrote:
J&B has a ton of 26" Maxxis stuff on closeout... hassle your LBSbro?

Hassling.

Sorry. No account with Junk and Bolts

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 02:25
Endpoint
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Doing it WRONG.

Well, I get that in the realm of bigger shops where purchasing and wrenching are run by completely different departments, J&B can be cumbersome. But their close out lists alone are worth it for small service focused shops. Shimano wet brakes I can retail for $100 a set w/ install and make $$$? Yes please. Never buying repair rubber for near full price? I'll take it.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 06:39
shane.rrr
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Speaking of 26" tires that don't suck, can Tarck point me at a suppleish non-mtb tire that is affordable?

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:42
yummygooey

Tioga PowerBlock

or

Resist Nomad

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:21
yummygooey

The Nomad kinda sucks tho.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:21
kmcdon
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(Reply to #4312)

Fuck a nomad.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:09
shane.rrr
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Wish I could find Compass or something for cheap.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:18
kmcdon
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Are non-PT paselas an option? I know they're not that great, but they're half decent.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:24
Goddamnit Gunther
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If WTB sold a horizonish tire in 26 they'd sell so fucking many

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:50
motorbacon
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(Reply to #4316)

Endpoint wrote:
Doing it WRONG.

Well, I get that in the realm of bigger shops where purchasing and wrenching are run by completely different departments, J&B can be cumbersome. But their close out lists alone are worth it for small service focused shops. Shimano wet brakes I can retail for $100 a set w/ install and make $$$? Yes please. Never buying repair rubber for near full price? I'll take it.

Had J&B at old shop. Loved it.

New shop is lazy and has a buyer so he wants to push as few PO's as possible even if it means more money smiley

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:55
oogens
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powerblocks are forreal. don't know how they tubeless tho

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:13
shane.rrr
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I just went with paselas. thanks for the input folks!

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:37
emor
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non-tourguard Paselas are perfectly servicable. better than nomads ATMO

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 17:23
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #4320)

Goddamnit Gunther wrote:
If WTB sold a horizonish tire in 26 they'd sell so fucking many

I've been saying this about the 700cway, but you think 26", too? Come to think of it, they sort of "copied" Compass with the Horizon, so why not copy them in the 26" arena, too?

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Fri, 09/22/2017 - 21:48
jawn doe
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i have an alex adventure 2 rim with a powerblock on it. feels like it would tubeless but this is my one bike with flat pedals and tubes and don't wanna dick around with tubeless- just need one bike to not worry about sealant on.

the adventure 2 is fucking legit though. sub $30 for normals, not totally rank like weight, proper tubeless profile and builds up pretty smooth.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 23:13
drwelby
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What? Where was this rim when I needed it? Well that makes future commuterbikes easier. Somebody needs to yell at WTB to get a 26 x 2.25 Byway or Horizon going.

edit: there's a Marathon Almotion in 26 x 2.15 and Microskin / TL-Easy.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 23:27
Blakey
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oh damn. I absolutely would have used those on the shopper bike which is mullet braked and has DT not TL rims.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 23:36
NOVELTYNAME
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Does wtb even make 26" rims anymore?

"Folks want options!"

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 17:41
fixed
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ritchey megabite 38s are not bad for cx tubeless. i will race them a few more times and then report back. they roll surprisingly well and they are quiet on pavement.

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 20:54
emor
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So, studded 650b tires. Anyone have any experience with any? Wiggle is selling “Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro Evo LiteSkin 650B Folding MTB Tyre” for $70 each, worth buying?

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 21:18
hiimjoshimabike
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Is there an obvious choice for 650b/27.5 hardpack trail tires? Tubeless obv.

Just ride your fucking bike and don't be a dick about it.

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 22:34
Endpoint
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WTB Bline, Specialized Fast Track, Racing Ralph.

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 23:02
jamesacklin
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(Reply to #4329)

Wintage Townie wrote:
Come to think of it, they sort of "copied" Compass with the Horizon, so why not copy them in the 26" arena, too?

It's not copying if you actually get the tubleless part right

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:41
kmcdon
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savage

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:35
jamesacklin
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Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:50
ShartAttack
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(Reply to #4332)

emor wrote:
So, studded 650b tires. Anyone have any experience with any? Wiggle is selling “Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro Evo LiteSkin 650B Folding MTB Tyre” for $70 each, worth buying?

Do you know what sort of conditions you'll be using them in/how much clearance you have? Those Ice Spikers look really knobby. IME if there's actually more than a couple inches of snow, you can't really ride through it very well studs or not. The studs are really more handy when you're biking on streets/paths that have been plowed and maybe freeze-thawed a few times so that you've got essentially bare pavement with patchy ice.

I had the Nokian A10 in 700c and it got me around but I wish now that I'd had something wider. It looks like that tire in 650b is pretty wide so maybe check that out? Actually looks like Peter White is even sold out of them though :p I would just say don't get a real knobby unless you're actually going to be riding icy trails.

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:25
Viggen
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Kenda Klondike Wide is where it's at.

Whippin Skidz wrote:
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Fri, 09/29/2017 - 16:51
emor
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Mostly plowed roads/bike trails. Should probably hit up the LBS for advice. Going to use the tarckyon for winter duty. Looks like 55 is about the widest I can do easily, though 57 could likely fit too.

I’m gonna check out those Klondike wides.

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 12:03
tjayk
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Need new tires for commuter (crosscheck), been thinking of joining compass tire crew, especially coz my favorite shop carries them. Will I regret getting 35mm version? I'm running PDW full metal fenders which aren't very wide, so afraid anything bigger won't be ideal. Currently running 28mm tires so it'd be quite an upgrade anyways.. Will be able to tubeless once I get new front wheel built.

-edit-
I guess I'm asking if they run true to size..? Also, rims are WTB chris cross.

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 14:40
jamesacklin
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I like the extralight 32s I have well enough, but I absolutely love the extralight 38s. Neither are tubeless-compat.

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 15:22
yonderboy
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I may know fuck-all about tires, but I think the Compass wouldn't make a good commuter tire. Unless you're riding buffed MUPs all day, I would think the casing wouldn't be very durable.

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 15:13
tjayk
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(Reply to #4338)

yonderboy wrote:
I may know fuck-all about tires, but I think the Compass wouldn't make a good commuter tire. Unless you're riding buffed MUPs all day, I would think the casing wouldn't be very durable.

I thought I'd trust in the Heine kool aid about fat supple tires not getting flats. Also, I'm skinny and generally have good luck. Also also I generally ride in traffic lanes out of the gutter and avoid much debris.

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 16:23
kmcdon
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(Reply to #4339)

yonderboy wrote:
I may know fuck-all about tires, but I think the Compass wouldn't make a good commuter tire. Unless you're riding buffed MUPs all day, I would think the casing wouldn't be very durable.

I commute 75%+ of the time on RTPs, tubed, and 2oz of orange seal in each tube. So far I have had a sidewall cut from some metal piece of shrapnel in the road, but I really feel like that would've destroyed almost any tire.

Other than that, never had a flat.

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 19:00
iwillbe
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(Reply to #4340)

kmcdon wrote:
I commute 75%+ of the time on RTPs, tubed, and 2oz of orange seal in each tube.

Seems kinda belt and suspenders, but if it works, cool. I commute on whatever nightmare inch thick rubber tires came with my Xtracycle.

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 19:20
kmcdon
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It beats getting flats from goatheads every single day, and that particular bike can't run tubeless. It's a city crusher / lockup yolobike but I'm not trying to run paselas if I can help it.

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 19:32
cousinmosquito
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(Reply to #4342)

RTPs were were my main commute tire for a long time, but not the extra lights. Still not had a puncture. 60mins each way. A real fun tire for it.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 02:25
iwillbe
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(Reply to #4343)

kmcdon wrote:
It beats getting flats from goatheads every single day, and that particular bike can't run tubeless. It's a city crusher / lockup yolobike but I'm not trying to run paselas if I can help it.

When my Crosscheck was my commuter, I just used TServs. The depeleted uranium radial core reduced suppleness, but I never got a flat. Bit sluggish, though.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:17
jamesacklin
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I commute on tubed non-extralight RTPs, but I have a privileged 3.5 mile commute on DPW-swept bike lanes through rich residential neighborhoods. If I had to go further, I'd probably consider something hardier.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:32
jdsmooth
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another Compass commuter checking in
Surprisingly few flats in urban environs with tubed Babyshoes, RTPs, and milked SBHs. My SBHs did start getting big tread and sidewall leaks, but after 4000mi, w/ shitty Stan's milk.

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:01
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I don't ride Compass, but unless your bike exists just to get you a few miles to and from work every day, I don't see any reason why you wouldn't run nice tires.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
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Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:47
cousinmosquito
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Can anyone rate the Vittoria Corsa G+ Graphene tyre for me?
I am looking for something a bit wide. Up to 28mm, and these are pretty cheap right now.
Rolling? True to size? Puncture resistance? Not for racing, just rec riding and commuting.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 15:06
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Among the fastest 700c clincher tires in the world. Basically just an improved version of the Open Corsa. Won't last very long, can cut very easily, but holy shit does it ride and handle well.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 15:14
jamesacklin
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They rule, I love mine in 28.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 15:28
Gino
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(Reply to #4350)

cousinmosquito wrote:
Can anyone rate the Vittoria Corsa G+ Graphene tyre for me?
I am looking for something a bit wide. Up to 28mm, and these are pretty cheap right now.
Rolling? True to size? Puncture resistance? Not for racing, just rec riding and commuting.

Roll hella fast.
Fatter than advertised. Fatter than 28c Compass, not as fat as 28c GP4k.

IMO the corsa g+ is the least supple feeling cotton casting clincher tire I have ever ridden. Inferior to compass extra leger, specialized turbo cotton, challenge paris-roubaix, and even the predecessor open corsa sc as far as ride quality. But it does roll hella fast.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 03:26

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