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    Annadel - new rock garden at the bottom of North Burma DH

    So I have just punctured two tubeless tires in two rides on that new section... Not withstanding rendering my brand new tires useless and the cost, has anyone else experienced this?

    Given, I am barreling through that section, but I earned that from all the climbing, such a buzz kill!

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    Bottom as in, just before the it dumps out on Channel Dr?
    Eat, ride, eat, rest, repeat.

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    Just before the live oak junction.

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    I haven't noticed any new rock gardens on North Burma. I was just up there an hour ago.

    There is a sharp rock at the last little stream crossing on North Burma. It's on the main line, and it seems new, like it just got turned up on end or something. I heard the rim hit, but I didn't flat. I didn't even notice the rock until my rim encountered it. I wasn't doing a 100 though.

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    Maybe it needs to be sanitized.
    I don't rattle.

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    Annadel - new rock garden at the bottom of North Burma DH

    Are they on the sidewall? I've done it a few times on the sidewalls of my Rocket Ron's. If so its a bit of a pain to seal, but do able.
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    When I say rock garden I mean a section of about 25ft of hand sized rocks, obviously placed there, to cover what ever was "not rideable." They totally stick out as they are blue / grey and the dirt is red!

    Mike, No to sanitization!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJ0913 View Post
    Are they on the sidewall? I've done it a few times on the sidewalls of my Rocket Ron's. If so its a bit of a pain to seal, but do able.
    Friday was the sidewall, today the tread ripped apart...

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    Oh yeah I forgot about that section. The last few times I rode North Burma I came across Live Oak and went down. I wouldn't call that a rock garden. It's more gravel fill of a low spot for drainage, with very coarse gravel.

    I didn't think that section is that rough, relative to everything else. Maybe get some tires with a beefier casing. All my tires are 700-900 grams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the.vault View Post
    Oh yeah I forgot about that section. The last few times I rode North Burma I came across Live Oak and went down. I wouldn't call that a rock garden. It's more gravel fill of a low spot for drainage, with very coarse gravel.

    I didn't think that section is that rough, relative to everything else. Maybe get some tires with a beefier casing. All my tires are 700-900 grams.
    WTB 2.2 Bronson's, can't get much beefier for a 29nr!

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    i think i saw you today ( i was the guy in the black FF helmet)--glad you made it out ok! i think that section is more for drainage purposes, but yeah, i think i might go slower next time given what happened to your tire.
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    I've not had any issues going through that and i'm on whatever garbage tires specialized puts on the epic comps. There must happen to be some sharp stuff in the line your choosing.

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