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kmcdon
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(Reply to #4501)

drwelby wrote:
Corn belt = goathead thorns so I'd recommend some kind of sealant in the mix..

Also this. Last time I was up that way I had sealant inside of the tubes and got hundreds of goatheads, not a single flat.

You WILL get goatheads and flat tires up there if you're not running sealant.

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 14:41
mdilthey
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Fat Tubeless Update: The tires are both holding, but the rear needed a refill twice. Still, not bad!

The bike is a joy to ride. I was keeping up with the fast kids on the Sunday ride and I am commuting on it. I did my 5-mile commute about 5 minutes slower than usual today on the fatbike instead of my CX bike.

26/M/41t N/W

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 19:32
ramate
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The pair of Specialized Renegade 1.8 CC tires I've been running on my CX bike are finally giving up, and I'm looking to replace them with a mud-friendly tubeless tire. The renegades cleared the rear chainstays with a few millimeters on either side, so 45mm is about the max tire size I can fit.

Any ideas? Most of the lighter weight cross-oriented stuff tends to top out at 38-40, and most of the mud oriented tires are for UCI compliant widths.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 23:24
drwelby
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Maxxis Ravager?

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:01
circuithero
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WTB Resolute?

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 20:09
ramate
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(Reply to #4506)

Interesting, I'd not seen the release for this tire. WTB seems to be pumping out new models faster than anyone these days. Has anyone here ridden these yet?

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 20:20
Endpoint
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Resolute is dope.

Sold a bunch to riding buddies.

Feedback is 100% posi.

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:47
wickedwagon
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Tubelessing nontubeless tires, will the always drop pressure quicker, or does it get better? Tires in question are 1.9s that measure at 45mm with 40ish psi.

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Sun, 12/10/2017 - 21:22
deadforkinglast
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In my experience, it will get better as time goes on and sealant works its way into all of the various pores and helps glue down the bead a bit. I did find that they were always more prone to burping than a good tubeless setup, though.

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 22:01
ramate
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(Reply to #4510)

Depends on the tire-rim fit and the seal. I have a pair that honestly feel like they require topping off less than my tubed set.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 02:31
Endpoint
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Burping is the biggest concern.

Install and inflate then deflate.

If the bead stays locked, yolo.
If the bead unlocks but makes a sound as it does so, yolo with caution.
If the tire bead simply falls away from the rim bead hook, you may die.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:16
deadforkinglast
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I feel like if you're using tires over 40mm and don't want to go too high or low in the pressure range, you can probably get them to tubeless if you're willing to throw enough sealant at them.

I got wire-bead Big Apples to seal on Rhyno Lites for a couple of sets over a few years. Couldn't get the new Big Apple (totally different and shittier design than the old one) to seat at all and gave up and used tubes because I don't work in a bike shop anymore and don't have unlimited access to an air compressor and a bottomless supply of sealant to throw at my problems.

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:26
Rentable Faxmachine
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(Reply to #4513)

Endpoint wrote:
Burping is the biggest concern.

Install and inflate then deflate.

If the bead stays locked, yolo.
If the bead unlocks but makes a sound as it does so, yolo with caution.
If the tire bead simply falls away from the rim bead hook, you may die.

This is some mighty fine advice. Backed.

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:55
mdilthey
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(Reply to #4514)

Endpoint wrote:
Resolute is dope.

Sold a bunch to riding buddies.

Feedback is 100% posi.

Any guess on actual width? 42 is pushing it in my frame, hoping they're slightly narrower.

26/M/41t N/W

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:03
wickedwagon
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I did switch to 30/35ish cos supplelife. The bead was tight going on, not tire lever tight, but they didn't slip on to the rim.

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Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:47
Endpoint
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Install difficulty is irrelevant.

I can mount a Horzion on WTB rim with zero effort. Tire practically falls on. But once it’s inflated and the bead is set it stays put after being deflated and takes a reasonable amount of thumb pressure to break it loose again.

Re: resolute size. They are true to size new and will grow some.

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:00
ThurberMingus
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Does anyone have any snow/ice experience with Byways? The Knards I have mounted to the fop chariot aren’t giving me all of it and I wonder if it’s worth upgrading now or just waiting until winter is over.

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:14
Endpoint
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They were pretty MEH in the wet snowy slush we got Saturday.

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:25
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #4519)

Endpoint wrote:
I can mount a Horzion on WTB rim with zero effort. Tire practically falls on. But once it’s inflated and the bead is set it stays put after being deflated and takes a reasonable amount of thumb pressure to break it loose again.

I just reupped my sealant for the first time in months, and I was shocked by how much effort it took to break the bead on the Horizon/WTB i23 collabo.

Anyway Braden, I thought you said that you had some people on the Byways and they were solid.. or was that the Resolute?

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Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:22
ThurberMingus
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(Reply to #4520)

Endpoint wrote:
They were pretty MEH in the wet snowy slush we got Saturday.

Cool. I’ll just save my cash for spring then. Unless you have any other tire recommendations in similar sizeway?

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 01:07

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