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    Monster Thorns, tubless and Stan's?

    I picked up some huge thorns today in my rear Endomorph. Actually, these were 2 of 4 flats today (see pics.) I
    had stan's in the tubeless tire and it sealed everything up after I pulled out the obstructions.
    I have to say that I was pretty impressed that it sealed everything up.

    Do I need to pull the tire and patch it from the inside or is the Stan's considered a reliable repair?

    Thanks for any advice.
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    Monster Thorns, tubless and Stan's?

    The stans should hold, but you may need to add some more now.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Monster Thorns, tubless and Stan's?

    Shake the wheel to listen for sealant sloshing about first
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    I pilled a big thorn out of my front tire three weeks ago. It sealed up and I've ridden a few times since. All's well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob View Post
    The stans should hold, but you may need to add some more now.
    +1 - just ride it unless you are low on Stan's
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    by the way, that's a fckn evil thorn
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    I've pulled several thorns like that from my tires, Stan's seems to hold. I don't recall any of those holes opening back up.

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    This thread could have started out, I put some branches through my rear tire today...

    Those are some good size thorns. Aren't you glad you weren't running tubes.

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    Stan's should be paying you for such an endorsement.

    I might just revisit tubeless when the new bike arrives.

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    Those are nasty looking thorns !!!
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    Are those suckers from a honey locust?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeabuser View Post
    Stan's should be paying you for such an endorsement.

    I might just revisit tubeless when the new bike arrives.
    I have to say that I'm pretty impressed with the product....the irony is that I had three big penetrations in my rear tire during the ride that I had to pull out and the stan's sealed up. Then I got back to my car and inspected the tires. I pulled out a little normal small thorn and the next thing I know, my tire is puking stan's and won't seal! I got home and put another scoop in and it sealed up. I think that my stan's didn't have enough solid particles to seal up the hole. My only concern was whether or not stan's was a good long term solution for such big holes.

    Quote Originally Posted by JYB View Post
    Are those suckers from a honey locust?
    I have no idea but I heard them clank, clank, clanking there way through my frame and thought that I picked up a stick in my spokes, looked at the tire and said WTF.

    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    This thread could have started out, I put some branches through my rear tire today...

    Those are some good size thorns. Aren't you glad you weren't running tubes.
    It is hard to ride around here without tubeless. There are always sections of trails lined with thorns on every ride. I would give up front suspension before I gave up tubeless.

    Thanks for the replies guys, I guess I'll keep running them and see what happens. I have to say that I am loving the fat bike experience even if those big tires do pick up a lot of stuff on the trail.

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