Right then.Posted 2 years ago
I was at Bike Park Wales, hooning down Sixtapod, when near the bottom I hit a slightly off camber turn at the bottom of a dip. Next thing I know the back wheel is all over the place, bringing me to a rather abrupt halt.
I looked at the rear wheel and immediately thought that I’d buckled it, but it wasn’t the wheel but the tyre. I deflated it, unseated it and inflated and it was exactly the same.
I pushed it to the mechanics in the centre and without looking at it he said/asked whether it was a Maxxis which it is (a 2.4Ardent less than 3 months old, and it is now written off).
I’ve never heard of this before?!
Anyone else had a Maxxis do this?chestercopperpotMember
I’ve buckled nearly all my tyres (wheels true up tyres never do) from various different brands, all have remained ridable but a bit wonky.
I assume the casing gets stretched and damaged from heavy off camber landings as I can’t remember them being buckled from new, although I wouldn’t rule it out, having experienced how inconsistent and bad quality MTB components seem to be across the board, bar a few exceptions.Posted 2 years ago
Nickfry. My suspicion is this is a tubeless ready tyre and/or big landings issue.
Personally I am fairly heavy and not great at jumping (not a big feature of my usual rides) so I run lightish tyres tubeless and accept I may stuff one maybe two a year. Never recall doing this with a tube in due maybe to the support they give.Posted 2 years agobluearsedflySubscriber
I did it with a brand new Maxxis Advantage.
Remounted the tyre back at home after a burp on a ride where I had to use a tube. The tyre wouldn’t seal it was that out of shape.
Managed to get it to seal at home with the compressor, the loose wheel was stood in the kitchen before the tyre blew clean off the rim.
It’s pretty amazing how much mess just 2oz of Stans can make.Posted 2 years agoexcitable1Member
Not saying I’m super ‘hench’ (as my daughter would say), but I recently did this with bare ‘ands (said in an angry Bristol Pirate accent !)
Replaced a Spesh’ Butcher after fixing a spoke (with internal nipples) and thought I’d be clever and just stare at the tyre levers on the floor as I used brute force to pull and push the tyre on.
After walking round like a smug Mrs Doyle from Father Ted for 10 mins the ensuing clown wobble from my back tyre soon wiped the grin off my face !!! 😳Posted 2 years ago
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