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  • Premier Icon Northwind
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    SX carcass Specializeds maybe? They’re not officially tubeless but they go up easily and stay on right, doesnt’ seem to make any difference. 900g or so for a Clutch, still pretty draggy but less than a 2.5 minion (and the same size).

    Still not a whole lot of fun to pedal upwards tho. I might have mentioned that a couple of times.

    ive just fitted a 2.4 high roller II’s with the exo side walls on the front and a 2.25 ardent with exo side walls on the rear…

    neither are tubeless, but ive UST rims, so a bit of stans and the homemade getto compresser and both went up easily enough

    b r
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    Bonty X4 Team Issue works well on the front (live in Scotland so plenty of rocks etc).

    Premier Icon stevomcd
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    Looking for a recommendation for a tubeless (UST) tyre to use on my “when the lifts are closed” hardtail.

    Tried LUST High-Rollers last time with mixed success (good tyres, but a bit fragile). Don’t want to go down the full Maxxis dual-ply UST route that I use on my regular bike (1.2kg per tyre!).

    Can anyone recommend a decent midweight tubeless tyre? 2.3″ or thereabouts.

    Premier Icon stevomcd
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    neither are tubeless, but ive UST rims, so a bit of stans and the homemade getto compresser and with a total faff and a lot of bodging, both went up easily enough

    FTFY 😉

    Seriously, I’d rather go back to tubes than use a non-UST tyre tubeless.

    nosedive
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    I’m having the same problem. for years i used non UST highrollers or minions, they go on, and up OK. But recently I’ve found I am starting to damage them quickly or they get unreliable and burp if I land badly.

    So I’ve fitted 2.5 UST minions to the big bike which I thought was a magic solution until I tried to pedal uphill.

    What about continental? are they any good?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Hutchinson Toro 2.3 Enduro.

    If you don’t like em I’ll buy them off you.

    warpcow
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    Snakeskin Schwalbes are holding up well for me. Currently on Wicked Wills, will probably go to Hans Dampf when they die. Made by a company who know how to use a ruler, about 850g but roll well in the trailstar rubber.

    nosedive
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    hans dampf look ideal volume \ weight wise. never looked at those. thanks

    nosedive
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    how much!!!! £90 a pair ? I’ve put 4 tyres on a Nissan Micra for less than that

    randomjeremy
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    You can pick up a pair of “tubeless ready” hans dampfs from bike-discount for just under £60 delivered. I’ve just picked up a set to put on my new UST rims, I guess a co2 compressor and some stan’s and they should go up ok?

    http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k371/a69863/hans-dampf-evo-snake-skin-pacestar-trailstar-set.html

    nosedive
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    that’s more like it ! cheers.

    my little £50 screwfix compressor seems to sort out most inflation problems, worth every penny

    randomjeremy
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    Sorry for the hijack, this is the first time I have tried to fit tubeless tyres – I guess i inflate them until they “pop” onto the rims, then deflate to a suitable pressure? Is Stan’s absolutely necessary or more of a “nice to have”?

    Keith

    nosedive
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    no worries
    yes, inflate until they sit nicely on the rim, usually you do get a pop
    if they aren’t seating for some reason just be a little careful, I have heard horror stories of stans rims failing at high pressures. If you need to go much past 65 PSI it is probably worth taking them off and trying again rather than going higher.

    solution is a nice to have for proper UST, needed for tubeless ready and normaly tyres. In practice though it is handy to have punctures seal so I always put some in whatever the tyre.

    If you put a fair bit in (~ 80 ml) then most punctures will seal. I just lay the bike flat so that the hole is at the bottom so the sealant is covering it and empty a CO2 canister in. Unless it is a real gash it seems to sort things out for most pucntures.

    good luck! there are various videos around if you cant get them onto the rims

    Premier Icon DezB
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    You can pick up a pair of “tubeless ready” hans dampfs

    Tubeless ready isn’t UST though is it! That’s why they are cheaper. You want tough, go for UST.

    randomjeremy
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    Is it not? Oh. Too much choice! Anyway they are on the rims now, used a co2 cartridge to pop them on, no fuss. I’ll deflate them and pour some fluid in when it arrives (I’m guessing put the valve at the top of the wheel when inflating to avoid enormous spillage)

    Tubeless ready Hans Dampf’s have snakeskin sidewalls AFAIR, which is kind of ‘UST-lite’ if there was such a thing. This may or may not be tough enough for you.

    soobalias
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    i would second the opinion above that if you want tough, go UST.

    Ive got Bonty XR4s which are tubeless ready, had no issues with them but they are flimsy to handle and as such i wouldnt recommend them under a “Tough” banner

    nosedive
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    same as specilized 2Bliss, they may be tubeless ready but they are pretty flimsy and easy to tear. Light though. not that that helps when you are at the side of a trail with a flat tyre covered in sealant

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    nosedive – Member

    same as specilized 2Bliss, they may be tubeless ready but they are pretty flimsy and easy to tear.

    Bit of a false assumption there, 2bliss is just their name for TLR but it’s not the same across the ranges- my Fast Trak 2blisses are very thin, my Clutch control 2bliss is properly tough (not dualply tough, mind) It’s only one part of the construction really.

    Hob Nob
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    Yes, Specialized should really add a ‘ready’ to the 2Bliss bit.

    You can run them without sealant (as I found out when I forgot to put it in!) but they do go down over a few days.

    The standard ones are properly flimsy though. But then a big volume tyre that weighs very little has to be thin.

    I have some Minion Exo’s (non tubeless/TLR/UST/whatever) for those times when it all looks a bit much for my floppy specialized’s, which to be fair go on a Stan’s rim just as easily as all the various tubeless tyres I have tried 🙂

    A Minion Exo 2.5 is a ‘fairly’ reasonable ~800g for a tyre thats got a good amount of tread, a half decent sidewall & good grip in most things apart from a sh*tfest.

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