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    Tubeless Tyres

    Right so I went tubeless and it works.
    However now is the time to put some mud tyres on, so....

    I have a wire bead Maxxis Swampthing, any one ever tried a wire bead tubeless ?

    What tyre are you using ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalesman View Post
    Right so I went tubeless and it works.
    However now is the time to put some mud tyres on, so....

    I have a wire bead Maxxis Swampthing, any one ever tried a wire bead tubeless ?

    What tyre are you using ?

    Bike 1 - Nobby Nic TLR Snakeskin on Sun Ringle Black Flag, went on single pop job done
    Bike 2 - Bonty Mud X on AC's - Went on single pop job done - before that Nobby Nic non TLR, needed some shaking / reinflating the first time.


    All done with Stans, simple. Don't know what the fuss is about.

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    Not sure about trying a wire bead, all the kevlar ones have gone on 1st time.

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    I've never tries a wire bead, only pukka UST and tubeless ready. My fave mud tyre is the Bonty Mud X which I've got on Mavic XC717 rims with a Stan's kit.

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    Car & motorcycle tyres have wire beads....

    Bike tyres will go on but may need a bit more initial airflow to get 'em seated - if you stick them on with tubes for a day or two they should mould themselves tote shape of the rim better & go on easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby View Post
    Car & motorcycle tyres have wire beads....

    Bike tyres will go on but may need a bit more initial airflow to get 'em seated - if you stick them on with tubes for a day or two they should mould themselves tote shape of the rim better & go on easier.
    And then you could just leave them on with tubes in - it works

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen J View Post
    And then you could just leave them on with tubes in - it works
    Now there's an idea

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    Dirty Dans or Mud Xs, on Olympics and Podiums. The former are lighter, but tougher to fit.
    Last edited by Nick Evans; 21-11-12 at 13:55.

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    Cheers Nick I'm running Stans Crest might try the Mus Xs, not happy with difficult tyres.
    I just scared myself **tless put a Scott Stroke on, tube in seated tyre on one side, tube out and and pumped to 40 PSI to fully seat. BANG the whole tyre blew off the rim. My ears are still recovering.

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    These seem to work quite well......

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    BANG the whole tyre blew off the rim. My ears are still recovering.
    Hmmm, I destroyed several tyres doing that, seemed to be a problem with the rim ultimately, was a pain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Greenville View Post

    These seem to work quite well......
    ................ Showing your age there, LG! (why doesn't the Enter/Return/New Line (or whatever you call it) work in this posting section, on my new laptop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Greenville View Post

    These seem to work quite well......
    See, us old folks know the best things to use

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen J View Post
    See, us old folks know the best things to use
    Then get off t'interweb & write us a letter in response instead.

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    Mud X's always go up first time for me with a track pump - that's on arch rims.

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    Well I put the Maxxis Swampthing on it went on OK and is sealed.
    1 ride down and not impressed, my memories of the last time I had it on was of a tyre that "Knobbled" its way up hill in the mud. I was stopped in exactly the same place as my Roll X Race ceased to roll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalesman View Post
    Well I put the Maxxis Swampthing on it went on OK and is sealed.
    1 ride down and not impressed, my memories of the last time I had it on was of a tyre that "Knobbled" its way up hill in the mud. I was stopped in exactly the same place as my Roll X Race ceased to roll.

    Its not the tyres then is it. You could have saved yourself some effort by typing "fat old giffer struggles up muddy incline"

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    Ooooooohh, what a bitching remark! You'll next be saying that title of this thread should be "Tubby Tires"

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    I just take it on the chin, knowing full well the section would be too technical for Stan to even attempt, he'd be walking from the start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalesman View Post
    I just take it on the chins...
    FTFY

    Dalesman knows I'm only kidding

    He does have bigger gonads than me though.... or is it failing eyesight at he's age meaning he doesn't see the significance of the challenge before its too late...

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