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    Poll: DH Tubes or Regular Tubes or tubeless?

    What do you run - DH tubes or standard tubes or tubeless?

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    DH or heavy duty tubes with a nice burly sidewall.

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    2 years.....no problems......Mavic 823's + stans = tubeless
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    DH or HD depending on rocks. :biggrin5:

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    i wana go tubless but its to exsepsnive. and i dotn want to go ghetto tubless
    Looking for a 7.87 x 2.25mm shock, any brand any age that runs well!! cheap would be appreciated!

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    i run thick casing tires with DH tubes, but want to go tubless but as said above to expensice right now and plus my wheels are not UTS

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    ghetto tubeless/stans is the ****. I recommend using a tubeless dh tire though like michelins. Don't attempt regular tires its a hassle.

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    Tubeless sucks. I run a normal tube with talc (baby powder) and a 2 ply tire.

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    I'm running thick casings with standard tubes on all but my new bike which came with wimpy sidewalls and I haven't switched out yet. I would like to do something else however, where I ride there are a lot of thorns and I'm getting at least 2 flats a week.
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    823's and Michi Tubeless DH24's & 16's have done the trick for me for a couple of years now. No problems whatsoever. I did have a Minion non-tubeless rear with a thick sidewall for awhile and it also worked flawlessly with a dose of stans.

    I used to pinchflat the rear regularly even with DH tubes unless I ran the pressure so high the performance of the tire fell off. I really think the tubeless thing is great for those of us over 200 lbs.
    If you can, get one. You can bild it up to be a kinda lite trail slaying,dirt surfin, 40 mile ride single track super mama. this bike is the cutting edge of the sport. "spred the groove".

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    trying tubeless for the 1st time

    Quote Originally Posted by AW_
    What do you run - DH tubes or standard tubes or tubeless?
    new Deemax in transit.
    Will probably try the Michelin UST.

    If I have issues, I'll lose all faith in tubeless and go back to heavy DH tubes.

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    Talc is really only useful in that it makes changing tubes much more pleasant.

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    I use semi thick sidewalls and regular tubes, only flats I get are from bicycling over nails and other related sharp objects vulnerable to puncture through and inside a tire's rubber shell and passing by into the tubular region.
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    Didn't you read the sticker on that shock? It said not to do whatever you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeMk
    Talc is really only useful in that it makes changing tubes much more pleasant.
    Talc or baby powder also keep the tube from pulling if the tire was to spin & helps prevent pinch flats allowing the tube to shift seperate from the tire on impacts.

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    ghetto tubeless

    Quote Originally Posted by austinb89
    i wana go tubless but its to exsepsnive. and i dotn want to go ghetto tubless

    I rode "ghetto" tubeless (Stans with a 24" tube to seel the rim) and it worked sweet for a year. I totally loved them. I was so tired of pinch flats, and had no problem with the stans, when taken care of (aka matained the right pressure). Then I let my bike sit for about 4 months with no care and the went flat, just need some TLC but I did have any Stans with me at school nor an air compressure, so I'm back to beffy tubes with my 2x sidewalls. But as soon as I get home to my air compressure the stans will go back on.

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    My DH Tubes seem to work fine...I learned at Northstar that DH Tubes are crucial.
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    Ive been running DH tires(double ply) with regular tubes and slime in them.. I like to cruise around campus sometimes and we have these nasty little prickers that will go right into your tire, only cure is slime, but ive found it to work really well for the trails too, Ive been running rediculously low tire pressures with absolutely no problem for a few months(few rides a week) now(and i expect this settup to be fine for a long time) Ive actually been thinking about going to some single ply tires and no slime in the tubes, as it would save me probably 3 pounds, and I use this as a trail bike too.. but im not too excited about flats again.. and the horrible selection of tires in single ply.

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