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    UST Tire for Mavic 823?

    Just wondering what tires people are using for DH Race on the Mavic 823?

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    Michelins
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    while were on the topic of mavic ust rims, i have some questions. do you recomend using some sort of sealant(such as stans) or should they just hook right up? searched around and couldn't find that one out. will i still need rim strips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zedro
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    This may sound stupid, but do you have to use UST only tires on the 823's? Or can you use regular wire beaded DH tires?

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    you can use regular tires...

    you dont have to use sealant but i recommend that you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zedro
    you can use regular tires...

    you dont have to use sealant but i recommend that you do.
    yeah, thanks. ill just throw in a little bit of stans. im still a little skeptical on the whole tubless thing, though. even though pinch flats are less likely with tubless, i just dont wanna get totaly f'ed over in the middle of the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konabiker
    yeah, thanks. ill just throw in a little bit of stans. im still a little skeptical on the whole tubless thing, though. even though pinch flats are less likely with tubless, i just dont wanna get totaly f'ed over in the middle of the trail.
    its no different, you can use tubes if needed, which would only be needed if you shreded your tire. The sealant is there to seal tire punctures, not the bead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zedro
    its no different, you can use tubes if needed, which would only be needed if you shreded your tire. The sealant is there to seal tire punctures, not the bead.
    yep, im a tubless newbie. thanks for the help zedro.

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    I've got the 823's w/a boatload of Stan's and regular

    Quote Originally Posted by konabiker
    yep, im a tubless newbie. thanks for the help zedro.
    tires and they lose air really quick. You can run regular tires, but I'd recommend going tubeless. Don't be skeptical-you can run lower pressure w/out the risk of pinch flats and less rotational weight-and much better traction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PattD
    tires and they lose air really quick. You can run regular tires, but I'd recommend going tubeless. Don't be skeptical-you can run lower pressure w/out the risk of pinch flats and less rotational weight-and much better traction.
    yeah even the Maxxis USTs dont work all that well i've heard. Michelins are bullit proof as far as sealing tho, even running them flat they still can keep a seal
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    so, is it true that mavic has taken notice to the durability issues of the 04 823s? im no wheel killer, never have been, but i've heard some bad stuff. i guess i should get along fine with my weight of 150lbs...

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    Yeah, Michelins are the only UST tires I've used on my 823's that hold air without Stans. They are really tuff tires. I have the comp 24.1's soft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konabiker
    so, is it true that mavic has taken notice to the durability issues of the 04 823s? im no wheel killer, never have been, but i've heard some bad stuff. i guess i should get along fine with my weight of 150lbs...
    well there seems to be a design tweek on the 2005s, no firm word on the results. But if its the protos the pros were running this year it sounds very promising.
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    I'm running Mich. non-UST.

    Quote Originally Posted by zedro
    yeah even the Maxxis USTs dont work all that well i've heard. Michelins are bullit proof as far as sealing tho, even running them flat they still can keep a seal
    I'm running non-UST 2.5 Hot S Michelins on 3 bikes and so is everyone else in the shop. We have rocks, cactus, and mesquite thorns out the whazoo, and these tires seem as reliable as any UST tire we've tried. The WTB Weirwolf non-UST models seem about as good as far as sealing also.

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