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    tubeless FR/DH tires

    I'm thinking to convert my wheels to tubeless but I'm not sure which tires to get. Has anyone used the Maxxis Minion DHR UST or the Michelin Wildgip'r tubeless?
    What would you recommend?

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    lots of options out there. which rims are you going to use? If they aren't ust specific and you are going ghetto tubeless than getting a UST specific tire shouldn't be a high priority.

    Going tubeless you can pretty much use any tire (exclude intense and some others with weak beads though). I have never tried the minion or holy roller ust tires but they are the super tacky formula which wears out quick and there are a lot of reports of the sidewalls tearing.

    I have had really good luck with running minion 3c tires. they are not specific UST but work really good. the 2.5 3c high roller also worked good on the back.

    This year I am going to try the continental rubber queen 2.4 UST tires. They weigh 1150 grams which is 100-200 grams lighter than most DH tires. We will see how they go.

    The schwalbe line also beads up well tubeless. They have UST freeride tires like the big betty and muddy mary but their none ones work good too.

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    I've Spank Tweet Tweet rims, they have a pretty high wall, so I'll convert to tubeless with the Stan's rim strip and some sealant (done it on my XC bike with DT swiss rims - it works great).
    I've heard good thing about the continental tubeless tires as well.
    I'm not really worry by the weight on that bike, I need something reliable and that won't wear out too fast

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    Any dual ply tire will work fine, actually better than the XC tires you have experience with. I use Maxxis DHFs.
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    I've been running the Maxxis Ardents 2.4 3C tubeless with the tape/valve method on regular rims.

    Jenson has them on sale for an insane price $20 each.
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Bead+Tire.aspx

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    Jenson also lists a 2.6" dual ply Ardent. Is this noticeably smaller or less grippy than the 2.7" Minion DHFs? I love my Minions but $20 is tempting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt
    Jenson also lists a 2.6" dual ply Ardent. Is this noticeably smaller or less grippy than the 2.7" Minion DHFs? I love my Minions but $20 is tempting.
    2.6 Ardent = 2.7 Minion in size
    2.4 Ardent = 2.5 Minion in size

    Maxxis finally started sizing their tires right.

    I'm running the 2.4's and like the size. The 2.4's weight a shade under 1200, which is good for a dual ply DH tire.

    I've had good experiences with the Ardents in pretty much all conditions I've tried them in so far. About the only conditions I haven't used them yet is thick mud. However I know for sure Minions suck in thick mud. I think the Ardents will do a little better due to more spaced out knobs, but won't be nearly as good as an actual mud tire.
    Last edited by oldskoolbiker; 04-06-2010 at 02:32 PM.

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    Well I just ordered a pair. I've been on 2.7" Minion DHFs and High Rollers for 9 years so I hope I like'em.
    Keep the Country country.

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    out of all the tires I have used Michelin is the best...less burping, easier to seal
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    out of all the tires I have used Michelin is the best...less burping, easier to seal
    Cool, thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt
    Well I just ordered a pair. I've been on 2.7" Minion DHFs and High Rollers for 9 years so I hope I like'em.
    Apparently they are out

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    I wonder if I'll get'em. Won't know till I get back to town. Skiing 2ft of fresh powder tomorrow (It's been nukin for 30 hours now), then continuing down I-70 to Moab for a couple days of biking/camping
    Keep the Country country.

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