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  1. #1
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    Arch ex and rocket ron trouble

    So I just installed a rocket ron tubeless on a arch ex rim, was super tough to get on rim, sealed up fine with floor pump, did the stans shake, next day I noticed that the tire was flat, stans fluid on the wall!! Also noticed a deformity in the bead. Anyone ever have this happen, did it blow off the rim because it was such a tight fit I wonder? I am a little hesitant on trying my other ron any ideas? The tires are only 1 season old.

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    Was it a tubeless ready Ron? I really like Schwalbe tires, BUT - and this is only my experience - I find with setting them up tubeless there can be occasional headaches. I rarely have a tire blow off in the way you describe - but each time it has been with a Schwalbe (mostly Nobby Nic). And, yep, bead no use afterwards (I then use them on my commuter with a tube). I honestly think there is some QC issue at Schwalbe. But otherwise make sure to use lots of soapy water, don't inflate too high, make sure it's seated well etc.

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    I've run probably five NN's over the past few years on Easton Havens and Stan's Flow EX, Arch EX without any difficulty at all. The Flow seats with a floor pump, the rest need the compressor.
    None of them are really tight to get on either.
    " sex with the trail." - Boe

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