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    So I wanna run tubeless 26x2.3 in the front and tubed 26x2.2 in the back.Is this a good idea ?

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    IMO, no - I get a lot more pinch flats in the back, so where's the benefit?

    Sealant is a hassle, why mess with it for only one tire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantoj View Post
    Sealant is a hassle,

    So is replacing punctured tubes.

    I agree though, do both or do neither.
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    I want to do both in future,but for now I want to do the front because I never get a flat in the back.Thanks for the advice though

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    Then do it.
    Why would it be a bad idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHealer View Post
    I want to do the front because I never get a flat in the back.
    That's unusual.
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    I went tubeless 6 years ago. Haven't had a flat in 6 years. Better traction, less rotating weight, more supple ride...no negatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHealer View Post
    So I wanna run tubeless 26x2.3 in the front and tubed 26x2.2 in the back.Is this a good idea ?
    Neither good nor bad. Thereís no reason not to do it that way. There will be those here, however, that will be upset that youíre not doing it the way that they think you should do it. Iím kind of surprised that no has criticized you for your tire size choice. Yet.

    Itís just a hobby, right? No right or wrong, just conventional vs unconventional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHealer View Post
    I want to do both in future,but for now I want to do the front because I never get a flat in the back.Thanks for the advice though
    I agree, this is unusual. Are the tube pinch flatted or punctured? And if punctured, on the outside or rim side of the tube? Check your front rim and tire for debris or burs inside the rim. Consider using rim tape if you don't have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by briank View Post
    I agree, this is unusual. Are the tube pinch flatted or punctured? And if punctured, on the outside or rim side of the tube? Check your front rim and tire for debris or burs inside the rim. Consider using rim tape if you don't have it.
    with all due respect, what sort of drugs or temporary insanity would drive a person to use tubes and no rim tape?

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    I do, but only because I cannot get one of my rims and tire to properly inflate and hold air despite numerous attempts. So until that tire gets worn out, it'll use a tube.

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