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Old 06-12-2012, 04:27 AM   #24211
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Video of yesterdays ride

What city is that? It looks like central Florida, except that everyone is driving on the wrong side.
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:10 AM   #24212
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rode my new Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels today with the Tubeless tires. Pressures were 90 lbs front, 95 rear. This setup rocks! The usual sharp bumps at 8 bars were gone, replaced by a feeling of floating over everything. Also, the tires were so quiet. I don't know if it was psychological, but the bike seemed to climb better. I'm going out for 60 tomorrow and will get more feedback. but I'm liking it so far!
very interested in this set up. Please provide updates on your impressions.
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:16 AM   #24213
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Finding the right tires

Had a good day out on my 29er last weekend, but I noticed that the rear tire wasn't getting much traction, even after reducing air pressure to 30psi. Grip on sand and hard packed earth is OK, but roots and rocks cause the bike to fishtail all over the place. The local dealership sold me a slightly fatter tire (2.1 vs 2.0) with a completely different tread pattern, which I put on last night. No telling if it's going to be any better on the trails, though. So, anyone have any recommendations if it doesn't?

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Old 06-12-2012, 05:30 AM   #24214
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very interested in this set up. Please provide updates on your impressions.
I don't know if I'll ever go back to tubes, the ride is that good. The shock absorbing qualities of the lower pressures is going to reduce fatigue over longer rides. I bought the Road Tubeless kit from Stan's
http://www.notubes.com/Road-Tubeless...on-3-P650.aspx

I didn't have to use the tape, as these wheels don't have spoke holes through. 2 oz of stan's sealant in each wheel will reportedly fix small punctures before you know it. You can buy the seperate tires/sealant other places cheaper, I've found. I highly recommend this to people who get a lot of flats, but primarily for the comfort factor. I let a buddy ride the bike Sunday, and he noticed the difference right away, riding over some expansion joints. I'm sold.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:21 AM   #24215
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Aurelius -

Dunno how heavy you are or what sort of sharp stuff you encounter on the trails but I roll with 28 psi in my 29er all the time. I'm 6' 3", 215 lbs. Rarely have a problem.

Tires to consider:
The Panaracer Rampage
The Maxxis Cross Mark
The Maxxis Ignitor

And if you're a weight weenie:
Schwalbe Racing Ralphs

I've heard good things about the Continental Mountain Kings and Kenda Small Block Eights but never used them myself.

What tire you use totally depends on your 'style' of riding, the area where you ride, etc. Join a local mtb forum and read some of the recommendations there.

Or, you could always head over to Mountain Bike Review and look up tire reviews.

Good luck!
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:26 AM   #24216
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agreed, generally run less than 30 psi on the mountain bike . The heckler came with Maxxis High Rollers , no complaints. Although mine are wide 26 x 2.5 .
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:56 AM   #24217
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Dunno how heavy you are or what sort of sharp stuff you encounter on the trails but I roll with 28 psi in my 29er all the time. I'm 6' 3", 215 lbs. Rarely have a problem.
I weigh 180 lbs. I had been using 25 psi until I got a pinch flat a couple of weeks ago, and thereafter increased it to 30 psi just to be safe. The trails out at Santos - particularly the red and blue trails, are littered with sharp rocks and roots. Here's a video someone made of the Ant Hill trail at Santos so you can see for yourself. It's representative of the worst sort of ground conditions you're going to encounter out there:



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Tires to consider:
The Panaracer Rampage
The Maxxis Cross Mark
The Maxxis Ignitor

And if you're a weight weenie:
Schwalbe Racing Ralphs

I've heard good things about the Continental Mountain Kings and Kenda Small Block Eights but never used them myself.

What tire you use totally depends on your 'style' of riding, the area where you ride, etc. Join a local mtb forum and read some of the recommendations there.

Or, you could always head over to Mountain Bike Review and look up tire reviews.

Good luck!
Great resource, thanks!
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:58 AM   #24218
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agreed, generally run less than 30 psi on the mountain bike . The heckler came with Maxxis High Rollers , no complaints. Although mine are wide 26 x 2.5 .
That's a wide ass tire, even for a 26er. Does the tire width determine how much pressure you run in it?
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:42 AM   #24219
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That's a wide ass tire, even for a 26er. Does the tire width determine how much pressure you run in it?
I would say yes. Tire width , rider weight and trail conditions . But am only a recreational rider. I have not had a pinch flat yet.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:34 PM   #24220
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Intervals in the rain suck.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:06 PM   #24221
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Found out today that there are 6-7 miles of maintained, arrowed, 1-way mtn bike trails 5ish miles from my house. Bought a helmet from a guy a couple blocks away and he gave me the lowdown on the local and not so local trails.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:28 AM   #24222
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What city is that? It looks like central Florida, except that everyone is driving on the wrong side.
Its Wollongong in NSW Aus. Its about 1 hours drive south of Sydney.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:32 AM   #24223
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That's a wide ass tire, even for a 26er. Does the tire width determine how much pressure you run in it?
I run 2.5in wide tubeless highrollers on my Reign at 25psi front and 30psi rear with no issues at 118kgs.

My Superfly HT 29er now has a 2.4in Conti X king on the front that is tubeless running 30psi and a 2.1 Crossmark running tubeless at 35psi.

On my old rigid redline 29er with tubes I would go down as low as 20psi with a WTB Weirwolf LT 2.55in front tyre.

I am never going back to tubes on the MTB again after going tubeless.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:33 AM   #24224
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I run 2.5in wide tubeless highrollers on my Reign at 25psi front and 30psi rear with no issues at 118kgs.

My Superfly HT 29er now has a 2.4in Conti X king on the front that is tubeless running 30psi and a 2.1 Crossmark running tubeless at 35psi.

On my old rigid redline 29er with tubes I would go down as low as 20psi with a WTB Weirwolf LT 2.55in front tyre.

I am never going back to tubes on the MTB again after going tubeless.
Going tubeless is definitely something I need to look into. Everybody who has done it says they'd never go back to using tubes.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:46 AM   #24225
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Intervals in the rain suck.
Intervals suck period. The rain just adds that much more suck.

...but at least you stayed warm!

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