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    Stan's Flow Rims won't hold a tire

    Can someone tell me if these wheels are problematic? I put a Flow on the rear of my bike a few months ago because I taco'ed the Rythym Pro that came on my Remedy. I'd seen where everyone raved about the rims, especially when running tubeless. Ive been running tubeless on my Remedy wheels since I bought the bike and never ever burped or blew off a single tire. I've run several different tires, from Nevegals, Excavators, Ignitors, Bontrager and etc - and never a problem. Now, since switching to the Flow, I've had nothing but burping and blowoffs. I've tried all of the tires mentioned above and none of them will stay on. Any ideas why a wheel that advertises running tubeless can't really run tubeless?

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    I run a ignitor lust and a high roller lust on my flows with no problems at all.

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    Haven't had any problem with rampages of mountain queens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by runjhike
    Can someone tell me if these wheels are problematic? I put a Flow on the rear of my bike a few months ago because I taco'ed the Rythym Pro that came on my Remedy. I'd seen where everyone raved about the rims, especially when running tubeless. Ive been running tubeless on my Remedy wheels since I bought the bike and never ever burped or blew off a single tire. I've run several different tires, from Nevegals, Excavators, Ignitors, Bontrager and etc - and never a problem. Now, since switching to the Flow, I've had nothing but burping and blowoffs. I've tried all of the tires mentioned above and none of them will stay on. Any ideas why a wheel that advertises running tubeless can't really run tubeless?
    Because they are a non-standard design, and they know it: http://www.notubes.com/support_warranty.php
    They have softened the warning a bit in the last few months, but it is still basically "if a tire does not work on our rims, it is not our fault."
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    Quote Originally Posted by runjhike
    I've tried all of the tires mentioned above and none of them will stay on. Any ideas why a wheel that advertises running tubeless can't really run tubeless?
    It's probably because you tried used tires whose beads could be already stretched a bit. Might be worth trying a new unused tire and seeing how it does.

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    Tubeless or tubeless ready tires?

    Just to check whether you have been using UST or tubeless ready tires as their bead design is different.
    The Flows are in my opinion better at keeping UST or tubeless ready tires locked in the bead/rim interface, rather than non UST ones.
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    Sorry for the confusion. All of the tires were brand new. I meant that I've used those brands before.

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    UST or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by runjhike
    Sorry for the confusion. All of the tires were brand new. I meant that I've used those brands before.
    Just to clarify were those UST or standard tires?
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    My Flows work great with my standard 2.35 and 2.5 Muddy Marys.

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    Flows for me, 2.5 blue groove front, spec. captain 2.2 rear. No problems on an 08 reign, however, I'm a lightweight around 150 lbs. & don't do drops over 2 to 3'

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