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    250 lbs friend wants to go riding with me. Both 29ers I have are tubeless. Problem?

    I'm 185, I have a nice FS 29er and perfectly usable 29er hardtail (GT Karakoram). Both are tubeless, the 29er HT with Sun Ringle Black Flags Pros.

    My buddy is trying to get back in shape and I'd love to get him riding with me. He's 250, and I'm wondering if tubeless will work for him, and what pressures to look at. I'd be happy to let him ride my HT, but will it support his weight tubeless? Pretty sure the front tire is 2.25" and rear tire is 2.1"

    Thoughts? Personal experiences?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peteer01 View Post
    I'm 185, I have a nice FS 29er and perfectly usable 29er hardtail (GT Karakoram). Both are tubeless, the 29er HT with Sun Ringle Black Flags Pros.

    My buddy is trying to get back in shape and I'd love to get him riding with me. He's 250, and I'm wondering if tubeless will work for him, and what pressures to look at. I'd be happy to let him ride my HT, but will it support his weight tubeless? Pretty sure the front tire is 2.25" and rear tire is 2.1"

    Thoughts? Personal experiences?
    That rear tire "may" seem a little small and you'll probably have to keep the pressure around 35 (I guess) if he's never ridden before and it's really rooty but tubeless is a non-issue. I think a 2.35 would be better but just guessing, or just swap front and rear tires to keep it cheap.
    Either way, kudos for getting him out there.
    Niner Jet 9 RDO, Scalpel 29, XTC 650b, 04 Stumpjumper FSR Pro, Trek Rigid SS - No suspension, no gears....no problem

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    Tubeless should not be a problem. Yo just have to inflate them to higher psi, just like you would with a tube.

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    Totally not an issue. At 220lbs i hate how lightweight tires handle, which makes it frustrating when they last just as long. Maybe longer since i can't corner on them and undercut the side knobs. I have to run pretty high pressure on 2.1s, but they don't feel stiffer.
    I like cheap stuff that works great and is very sturdy.

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    260# here and I run tubeless on my 29er. I have WTB Exiwolf 2.3 on the back @ 30 psi according to my Joe Blow Sport floor pump. No issues. If you are worried then run @ 35 psi. This is on a hardtail.

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    260# here , i run 2.2 ikons .. 28 front 32 rear on nobl carbon wheels smashing thru rock gardens on a hardtail without a problem


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