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    Tire Suggestion

    All the information I've been able to put my hands on says that running non-UST tires tubeless isn't a great idea due to the susceptibility of sidewall issues (of non-ust tires). Are there particular non-UST tires that you've found to be "tough enough" for tubeless ? I do XC riding, generally run a 2.1" tire, at around 25-27 psi...

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    Huh?

    Hundreds of folks -- me included -- run regular tires in a tubeless configuration, either Stan's or ghetto. My personal anecdotal findings are that Maxxis and Panaracer tires tend to seal better. I love Kenda but never could get any of those tires to seal up personally.

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    No issue whatsoever running regular tires in a tubeless config if you are generally doing XC....I've just begun to branch out into more gnar and I'm still not convinced I need a double ply sidewall.....now if I was hitting the gnar every couple days a week like some...then I would reevaluate....




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    Quote Originally Posted by Blatant
    Huh?

    Hundreds of folks -- me included -- run regular tires in a tubeless configuration, either Stan's or ghetto. My personal anecdotal findings are that Maxxis and Panaracer tires tend to seal better. I love Kenda but never could get any of those tires to seal up personally.
    I can get my Kenda's to seal up just fine but will rip a hole in the sidewall here and there. I got about 400 miles out of my last one, the tread was wearing down but had some more life in it. Still worth it though IMO.

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    Yep, as I said, anecdotal. Personally, I tried to seal the following Kendas (26ers, obviously) on an XM321 rim both ghetto and with a Stan's freeride strip: Cortez (two different tires), Nevegal and SB8. None worked. I dearly loved those Cortez tires, too, for some reason.

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    WTB tires work fantastic in this application... stay away from the ultralight race tires. The Nanos, Weirwolfs, and prowler 29er have all worked very well for me!

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    I should focus on the positives instead of negatives. The following are standard (non UST) tires I personally have made work tubeless using either a Stan's strip or ghetto (pipe tape or cut tube): Maxxis Ardent, Maxxis High Rollers, Panaracer Rampage, Maxxis Ignitor, Pacenti Neomoto (made by Panaracer).

    I use an air compressor to set the bead and I've never (knock wood) lost a bead or blown off a tire on the trail. I run 23 psi front and 28 rear generally speaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blatant
    Yep, as I said, anecdotal. Personally, I tried to seal the following Kendas (26ers, obviously) on an XM321 rim both ghetto and with a Stan's freeride strip: Cortez (two different tires), Nevegal and SB8. None worked. I dearly loved those Cortez tires, too, for some reason.
    That stinks... I would hate to give up my SB8 on the rear. Did you try C02? I have to use a cartridge to seal it up the first time; needs the quick blast of air. After that, when I need to add more sealant, I can use a normal compressor.

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    Straight blasts of air from my shop compressor at 140psi. Could get the beads seated, but got a lot of sealant leakage through the sidewalls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blatant
    Straight blasts of air from my shop compressor at 140psi. Could get the beads seated, but got a lot of sealant leakage through the sidewalls.
    Never had that problem.... I use a home brew sealant and they never bleed through the sidewalls. I will consider myself blessed.

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