- Nukeproof ARD Tyre Insert
I have been looking at the ARD specifically as I like the shape. It looks like it would offer more rim protection than the likes of Huck Norris, etc…
The Vittoria Air Liner and Cush Core seem expensive, essentially when the’d do the same job as the ARD, which is half the price.
Good shout on the Rimpact though. I’ll have a look.Posted 6 months ago
Pulled the trigger on Rimpact. Was chatting to Matt over email last night and I was really impressed with his service. Can’t fault the price, £35 with valves.
Also ordered some Halo Vortex wheels so this should be a killer combo.
On the wheels subject, I now have a pair of Hope 35W on Pro 4 hubs (27.5), so if anyone is interested hit me up 🙂Posted 6 months ago
Ok. So I’m waiting for a rear tyre so only fitted the front, but what a doddle. Probably 10 minutes from start to finish with no swearing.
Tyre went on easy with no need for any soapy water (Minion 2.5 WT).
100 psi in the inflator (normally 160) and slowly controlled the flow. Tyre popped first time. Happy days.
Rimpact valves are nice too. Well thought out.
Hoping my rear tyre arrives soon for a NYE ride so I can start playing with pressures.Posted 6 months ago
Not sure if you can use other valves to be honest.
The Rimpact valves are slightly different. As the insert sits on top of the valve normal valves would get clocked as air couldn’t pass, but the Rimpact are different, as air exits the valve from the side by 3 to 4 holes, if that makes sense. Check the website, you’ll see what I mean. The valves are nice. 10 times better than the Uberbike valves they’ve replaced.Posted 6 months ago
Ok. So rear wheel done. Again, 10 minutes max from all bits to fully inflated. Fitted the new tyre (Maxxis DHR WT 2.4) then insert. Tyre went on easy (Halo wheels) and seated first time. Again, inflator at 100 psi and air flow controlled.
As far as fitting goes I’d 100% recommend them.
First ride tomorrow so hoping for trouble free riding.
I think these inserts will provide great tyre support, and play a massive part in stopping dents & dings.
For £35 all in (plus postage) I’m happy.Posted 5 months ago
Wasn’t hard, just a little more fiddly.
You do get fitting instructions but I did it my own way.
I just fitted the tyre to the rim, fitted the insert then seated the other bead. As the insert provides more support the tyre bead hooks the rim better so inflating first time is a doddle. Mine went up without using any soapy water.Posted 5 months agojonny rocky mountainSubscriber
I spoke with rimpact the other day regarding my rims/tyres as there 29 inserts are for 25-35 rims and 2.3-2.5 tyres, my crest rims are 23 and run 2.25 tyres, they told me they are currrntly testing and should be available February some narrower inserts for more xc set ups, very helpful guy, thanksPosted 5 months ago
Yes, they’re closed cell are are one bonded unit.
Do you run Halo wheels?
I’ve just fitted the Halo Vortex, and they felt insanely strong yesterday running the Rimpact and Minion 2.4 / 2.5 WT combo. And not to mention that freehub sound 🙂
Was running about 25PSI but might experiment with lower pressures.Posted 5 months agolegbaconMember
I had a chance to try out Rimpact yesterday, and it did seem to protect my rim. I dropped the pressure of my 2.35 Hans Damph 2 from 25 to 22psi and the increased root traction was noticeable. I did hit a few rocks on the way down and didn’t feel any rim strikes. I plan to play around with pressure and some high speed descending if the weather cooperates.Posted 5 months agoAlexSubscriber
Similar. 32mm American Classic wheels. Now they’ve gone bust I want to keep them going as long as possible. I really like the wide lightenings. I’m fitting 2.5 and 2.35 new tyres onto these rims.
Mate has cushcore. Seems to work but blimey they were a nightmare to fit and the one day we had to put a tube in…… well let’s just say I never want to do that again!Posted 5 months agoAlexSubscriber
Turned up, fitted with some lovely new Schwalbe rubber. My mate reckons they aren’t has hard to install as CushCore but still requires a bit of effort. Might have helped if we’d read the instructions.
Going to start with my normal tyre pressures and see how we get on. It’s a big loop of Brechfa tomorrow so plenty of time for faffing. Shall report back.Posted 5 months ago
Just installed mine, had trouble with the new tyre when I got near the end of getting all the bead on. Pushing the bead into the well of the rim all the way round to give some slack helped and meant no tyre levers were needed. Also tested taking it back out and it is easy enough so could be done on the trail if a tube is needed. Hopefully first ride on them tomorrow.Posted 5 months ago
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