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    Iron Cross PSI question....

    What is the deal with the psi limit? Is that for tubeless use or both tubes and tubeless? I have these rims and want to put road tires on, however, want to make sure I am reading the recommendation right. My hunch is that it goes for both, just want to make sure as I am trying to avoid buying a second wheelset or swapping out rims.

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    According to Stan's warranty department all their MTB and cross rims are limited to 45psi tubeless and 65psi with tubes. I was specifically told that the information on the rim sticker was incorrect.

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    That's good to hear. Thanks for the heads up big nuts! I'll have to see how some road tires feel at 65 psi on there now. I'll use 28c tires. I'm sure anything narrower wouldn't do well at those pressures.

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    So is anybody having luck running Iron Crosses with tubes at higher PSI? I emailed Stan's about the max PSI of 45lbs and whether or not that applied to tubes as well as for tubeless and I got this response...
    "Iron cross is for low pressure use only. The max pressure is for both tubed and tubeless use."

    But I have spoken to people who are using tubes and running 60ish with no problems but also said to do it at your own risk.

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    I've been running 60 psi with no issues yet. I have clement mso tires on now. I'm also picking up another set of wheels, used, so I can throw road tires on it.

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    Nice to hear. I have set of Iron Cross coming and going to make those my primary gravel/cx wheels and the stock clunkers will be relegated to road/training duty.

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    I assumed the low-psi limit was the real reason they came out w/ the Grail, since many people use their CX bike as a road/adventure bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPG View Post
    That's good to hear. Thanks for the heads up big nuts! I'll have to see how some road tires feel at 65 psi on there now. I'll use 28c tires. I'm sure anything narrower wouldn't do well at those pressures.
    The folks at Stan's are adamant that you should not run road tubeless tires on an IronCross at any pressure. I know a guy who has successfully run Hutchinson Secteurs at 55-60 psi, and also know another guy who bought a new set of teeth after running other tires at 50 psi.

    If you absolutely must have 'cross wheels that are tubeless road compatible (like me, for example) go with the Grails or have a set of wheels built with either Pacenti CL25s or SL25s; or Hed C+

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudge View Post
    If you absolutely must have 'cross wheels that are tubeless road compatible (like me, for example) go with the Grails or have a set of wheels built with either Pacenti CL25s or SL25s; or Hed C+
    Well stated... I'd also add in the Velocity Aileron rims...

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