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    Tire recommendations for ghetto tubeless setup

    So I am planning on making the switch to tubeless this season, and was going to start with a ghetto setup using my existing Xenduro wheels and either a Stan's rim strip or Gorilla tape.

    I was wondering if some folks had some recommendations for tires. I am currently running a Nevegal/Blue Groove (both 2.35's) F/R combo, and like them alright, but would prefer something that rolls a bit better. Before getting the tubeless bug, I was considering trying one of the new Kenda Slant 6's (assuming I could find one) for the rear and moving the Nevegal up front, but I have read that the Kenda's don't do well with the ghetto setup.

    Therefore I am looking for a a solid F/R combo that can be run tubeless and are appropriate for the spring/summer months around the triangle area in NC (loose over hardpack, rooty/rocky with occiasional pinestraw....

    Any rec's would be greatly appreciated....

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    I am running Nevegals on my El Guapo right now with a ghetto conversation and so far it is working okay. I have heard of people ripping sidewalls, but I think that it still an issue regardless of tubes/no tubes. I used the 20 inch bmx tube method though. I find it easier to work with than tape.
    Getting a dropper post is like getting a bidet. I didn't know I needed one until I get one and boy, does my ass thank me.

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    I've been really happy with the specialized captain controls, get the 2Bliss version it has the UST style bead, but not overly thick sidewalls so you still use sealant inside.

    Roll alot better than the nev/bluegroove (same setup I used to use) & just as good grip.

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