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    Geax AKA TNT and Stan's Flows

    Just wanted to report my experience mounting the AKA TNT on Flows.

    While not the exercise in futility that mounting the Saguro TNT on Flows they are still quite difficult. Took me about 20 minutes where a Captain takes about 1. Really hope they stretch a little because I can see an issue if I have to work on them trail side. Hope I like this tire. I really don't think I'll buy another TNT tire if I am going to mount them on Flows.

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    what exactly was the trouble mounting them? I assume it was the process of actually getting them on the rim?

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    I just ordered some AKA TNTs and was shipped folding bead tubetype tires. I've been waiting on tires for a while and have heard that Geax tubetype tires are pretty tubeless friendly, so I figured I'd try it. The sidewalls on the folding bead tubetype tires are tough as hell and they set up tubeless no problem with no seeping or loss of pressure. You might try a tubetype Geax tire next time.
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    Seems to be a common complaint with the Geax TNT stuff and Flows, anyone ever try them on Bontrager stuff, how'd that go? Just can't forget trying to get some Bonti 26" TLR tyres off they're TLR rims a few years back Took several tyre levers and a couple adults - un frikin believable.
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    TNT on Bontrager

    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx
    Seems to be a common complaint with the Geax TNT stuff and Flows, anyone ever try them on Bontrager stuff, how'd that go? Just can't forget trying to get some Bonti 26" TLR tyres off they're TLR rims a few years back Took several tyre levers and a couple adults - un frikin believable.
    I gave up on the them, just miserable to mount on my Bontrager RXL 29ers. I was afraid of getting a flat out on the trail and not being able to remount them. Once on they worked great tubeless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRUG
    I gave up on the them, just miserable to mount on my Bontrager RXL 29ers. I was afraid of getting a flat out on the trail and not being able to remount them. Once on they worked great tubeless.
    Worked just fine on my Dusters. Also have a set on some Cole wheels using a Rhythm rim strip.

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    A little hard but not bad on Edge AM's.
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    Running the AKA on Flows as well. Great tire but this has been THE toughest to mount tire (on Flows) yet. Makes the WTB WW 2.55 seem easy. Trailside will be interesting.

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    Nightmare

    Shocking on Flows and they dont stretch for second / third or forth times. Had lots of luck with Geax tubed tyres but problem is that they do stretch - alot so getting them to seal down the track - nightmare. Have gone with Specialised for TNT/2 Bliss - easy.
    I could just set and forget but that is too easy and takes the constant fiddling out of the equation - rubber fiddler at heart.

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