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    racing ralphs

    Hello,

    Well, I ordered some racing ralphs from chainlove because they were a pretty good deal (45 a piece, 2.4's). I tried cancelling the order because I was reading some reviews and it sounds like they rip on the sidewalls easy and aren't easy to use tubeless, which I plan on doing.

    Does anyone have any advice for me? Should I just keep them or try to send them back? There going on a RIP9. I won't be racing but having a lighter tire would be nice too.

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    Depends which model you ordered - they make "TR" versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsrxc View Post
    Depends which model you ordered - they make "TR" versions.
    No, Schwalbe never made a TR 29x2.40 RaRa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiebs915 View Post
    Hello,

    Well, I ordered some racing ralphs from chainlove because they were a pretty good deal (45 a piece, 2.4's). I tried cancelling the order because I was reading some reviews and it sounds like they rip on the sidewalls easy and aren't easy to use tubeless, which I plan on doing.

    Does anyone have any advice for me? Should I just keep them or try to send them back? There going on a RIP9. I won't be racing but having a lighter tire would be nice too.
    Have you ever cut a sidewall? If not, the RaRa 2.40 casing is fine. Thin but not really fragile.

    They are standard tires and never intended to be used without inner tubes on any rim.
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    I ended up cancelling my order. I just didn't like the reviews and sealing problems I saw. Been thinking about maxxis ardents or ignitors istead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    No, Schwalbe never made a TR 29x2.40 RaRa.
    Ah, I missed the 29er reference in the OP. Never heard of a Rip9...

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