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    Sometimes they ride you...

    Haven't rode any of my bikes in last few weeks due to some dirtbag stealing all my gear from my Jeep. Nobody likes a thief. I just couldn't stand it any longer so took the Chilcotin out for what was suppose to be a quick 1hr sprint before dark.
    Funny thing is when you have a flat with no tools your always the farthest from the trailhead...

    So I walked out in the dark it was still better than sitting on the couch wishing I could have voted a few thousand more times.


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    That sucks. But, way to find the bright side..."hike-a-bike" beats "ride-a-couch"

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    been there. learned the hard way that exo minions tubeless on flows isn't a good idea. long hike from the farthest part of the trail too.

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    Jealous of the elusive yellow frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbert2000 View Post
    been there. learned the hard way that exo minions tubeless on flows isn't a good idea. long hike from the farthest part of the trail too.

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    You've just described my inaugural ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qbert2000 View Post
    been there. learned the hard way that exo minions tubeless on flows isn't a good idea. long hike from the farthest part of the trail too.
    I have been running that setup for over a year without a single burp/cut/anything....haven't even needed to add more sealant despite only using a 1.5 scoops per wheel. Maxxis EXO + Flow = my favorite tubless set ups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reforminded View Post
    I have been running that setup for over a year without a single burp/cut/anything....haven't even needed to add more sealant despite only using a 1.5 scoops per wheel. Maxxis EXO + Flow = my favorite tubless set ups.
    i have blown them off multiple times. different pressures, different ways they blew off. i wanted them to work tubeless badly, just couldn't make it work. after eating dirt multip[le times, i gave up on them

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    Noooo

    Quote Originally Posted by Reforminded View Post
    I have been running that setup for over a year without a single burp/cut/anything....haven't even needed to add more sealant despite only using a 1.5 scoops per wheel. Maxxis EXO + Flow = my favorite tubless set ups.
    Dangerous as front tire going tubeless.

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    Are you guys having this issues with Exos mounted to flows with no BMX tube? Reason I ask is I usually set up Exos to my 721s with a tube and have no issues. When I changed a rear tire I tried to run it without a tube and it was burping within the first few Kms. I had to put a standard tube in to complete the ride and then a BMX tube when I got home. I dont thing the bead is sufficient for no BMX tube?

    To the original post - I always wear a pack with spares for this very reason, I dont want to be walking out of a ride. I even carry spares and water when I DH. I dont understand how guys can walk 40 minutes up with no water or spares to fix a flat. I just think of my pack as some back protection and I feel bare without it now.

    Like the positive attitude though. Any time with a bike is a good time, even if it rides you.
    I just want to ride.

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    I always carry an extra tube in my Osprey even though I've gone three plus years without a tubeless issue. Whether I need it, or run into someone else who does, it's a good idea to have one. They also make a good tourniquet

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    a tourniquet! remind me to never ride with you!! LOL

    I almost always carry spares & tools no matter the length of ride but the point was all my stuff was stolen & I hadnt replaced them yet but was jonsin to ride my Knolly

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