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  • Premier Icon riddoch
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    I have a set of 26″ Ztr flows, I mostly ride in the North downs or at the moment mostly as a road commuter apart from 600m of clay based mud.

    I need a new front tire and I want to try tubeless so I want something that will make it as painless as possible.
    I have a collection of valves, rim strips, yellow tape and sealant.
    What is your recommendation for something that fits and grips?

    Mud X-good all-rounder & rolls pretty well-easy to inflate tubeless but you may need a compressor.

    Premier Icon riddoch
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    Oh should have said no compressor but some co2 cartridges if the track pump fails.

    steve_b77
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    Spesh storm control or purgatory. Go up with a track pump on Stans easily

    Premier Icon scandal42
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    My Chunky Monkey is excellent tubeless, went straight up and it has side wall protection built in.

    dantsw13
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    Those 2 surfaces, mud and winter clay, are polar opposites. Th Mud X is a great mud tyre, but will be very draggy on the road.

    Try an On-One smorgasbord – very cheap, good all rounder and works well tubeless.

    danielgroves
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    Try an On-One smorgasbord – very cheap, good all rounder and works well tubeless.

    This.

    Or I’ve always found Continental Barons to up like a dream, and they’re ideal for riding in the british winter months.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    I have Maxxis Ardent 2.4 on the front on ZTR Flows and 2.2 on rear.

    dantsw13
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    Oops my earlier post should have read “road” and winter clay.

    seanodav
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    on one smorgasbord? wouldnt use one of them personally speaking from experience

    dantsw13
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    Ran mine tubeless in the Alps with no issues, and now running it as a winter rear.

    Is that photo with TLR rims, or ghetto?

    seanodav
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    they are stans flows with correct rim strip and sealant, which ended up on my back…

    seanodav
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    the chunky monkey has remained on the front though, which is good 😀

    dantsw13
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    Interesting. Sounds like an unseated bead. I don’t think it’s a regular issue, as loads of people on here run them tubeless, and I haven’t heard it before.

    chopchop
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    Smorgasbord blew off my 26″ flow rim on its first outing. That said, very happy with the tyre now that a tube is fitted.

    seanodav
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    the tyre itself was slacker than a wizards sleeve on the rim, took no putting on or removing. seated it with a tube then put plenty psi in to make sure rim was seated. It had around 30 psi in it when it blew off and made a canny bang!

    dantsw13
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    😯 ouch!! Maybe it doesn’t like flows! Mine has been on an 819 and a crossride

    Premier Icon riddoch
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    well I went for a specialized purgatory as I could pick it up on the way home.
    Turned out to be a piece of p*** to fit and inflate once I took the inner out of the valve, now just leaving to see if it stays up all night.
    Thanks for all the recommendations, I was thinking of giving the smorgasbord for the rear but not now 🙂 .

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    To be fair, tubeless can pop for a number of reasons. My ardent went on the rear at Gawton. I’d battered it all morning and it was fine, then an innocuous roller after lunch popped it with a massive BANG. The rear was used and the front brand new when fitted. The front, also an ardent is still going strong.

    Premier Icon timidwheeler
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    Perhaps consider a Ground Control for the rear?

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