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    6packs: Are you riding tubeless?

    I am having my 6pack built up with 819UST rims, should I go tubeless?

    Most of my riding is aggressive XC, so less rolling resistance would be cool...however if the tires going to flat every other ride, i'll forget about it.

    What are the pros and cons that you have noticed?

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    I'm riding 823's tubeless and wouldn't have it any other way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABQDave
    I'm riding 823's tubeless and wouldn't have it any other way.
    Same..

    I've had 3 seasons (30 races) of DH racing with tubeless and ZERO flats
    I put the very same 823's on my pack (with single ply 2.35 maxxis though) and despite some very "unsmooth" riding. I have yet to see a flat

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    "unsmooth"....LOL

    I have been trying out the Scwalbe line Jims and Alberts and really like the Albert's...regular Albert 2.25 and Fat Albert 2.35
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    The 819s are great rims. Definitely stronger than the "average" XC rim and I've been running them for 3 years on 2 different bikes without a single problem.

    The biggest hurdle remains tire selection although it is getting better.

    For most of the past year I've actually been running tubed Kendas on my 819's, but I'm hoping (and I've heard from good source that 06 is the year) that Kenda will produce UST stick-e versions of the Blue Groove & Nevegal in larger sizes.

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    That's some good news there squeaky. I have been wanting to try that combo in UST and lager size for some time. It's supposed to be the "IT" set up. I'm glad to hear I will be able to in the not too distant furture. Just to add to the Scwalbe thing, the sidewalls on the Scwalbes hold up extremely well to the abuse the trails here in Albuquerque very well. I can't say the same for the Conti's I have used.
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    I ran 819's tubless for most of the time I have had the Pack, at first I used the 2.35 Minions, now I have been using 2.3 Hutchington Spiders. I have been thinking about a 2.2 Michelin in the rear. Not sure yet about the front, I have heard great things about the 2.4 Enduro tire in tubless and its not super heavy at 950g.

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    Been riding tubeless for the past couple of years. First with a Stan's converted system and now on Enduros (still have Stan's juice added). Can't see going back to tubes. No flats - pinch, thorn or otherwise. At 195 lbs in gear I run ~28 - 30 psi for fabulous grip. Running 2 different tire combos currently: Enduro 2.4/Roll X and Roll X/ Python (f/r) for different conditions, all are tubeless and grip very well. Also have a Blue Groove UST, but since its not the sticky version it seems a little more loose. You won't IMHO regret running tubeless.

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    Thanks for all of your responses guys.

    What tire should I start out with? I'm thinking a regular set of Kenda Nevegal 2.35s...or the Specialized Enduro 2.4.


    I ride in the Northeast, and don't have many thorns to worry about. Anything good about the Conti USTs?

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    I'd avoid the contis, they have thin casings and measure up small.

    My favorites have been the geax sturdy 2.25 UST (it's really more like a 2.4) for aggro XC / Light FR,

    and the Michellin Comp 24 2.5 for FR use. (these don't say ust, but rather "nagesti compatible") The comp 16 2.5 makes for a better front if you ride wetter/more tech conditions. IMHO the 2.2 michelins are too small for a pack- at least for anything approaching FR use. I love the 2.5's though- they are pretty light for DH tires, and you can run very low pressure with them, nice durable sidewalls.

    Quote Originally Posted by soulfly_NYC
    Thanks for all of your responses guys.

    What tire should I start out with? I'm thinking a regular set of Kenda Nevegal 2.35s...or the Specialized Enduro 2.4.


    I ride in the Northeast, and don't have many thorns to worry about. Anything good about the Conti USTs?

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