- What tyre recommendation do you have for 26" Stans Crest Rims?
Cheers fellas, I’ve been using Mud x’s over winter and they do fit pretty well. Based on this I was considering Bontrager rubber. Not running tubeless due to the amount of sidewall splits I’ve had in the past, local riding is pretty flinty. Maxxis will be getting tried out too.Posted 5 years agobillytinkleMember
It really is technique when it comes to getting the tyres on. I’m also running crests with tubes and Maxxis tyres – they were a right pig to get on first time, thought I’d have to carry metal levers with me for all my future rides.
As said above check out the video on the stans site for the correct way to fit tyres. I ended up wading through a whole load of youtube videos and it didn’t take long to find three key pieces of information that now let me fit with my soft pen pusher hands:
1. Start opposite the valve
2. Wear gloves for increased grip and to protect my baby soft skin
3. When working on the second side of the tyre, get in in the central channel of the rim.
There isn’t much of a channel on Crests, so you may need to chase the tyre bead into the channel more than once (maybe 3-4 times) as the bead becomes harder to fit around the rim. I’ve found that each time you push the bead into the central channel gives repeatedly more slack in the unseated section of the bead and allows the remaining part of the tyre to simply push on with little force.
I spent a couple of hours practicing in a warm kitchen and it’s now an easy job that I’m more than confident in undertaking on the trail.Posted 5 years ago
Not running tubeless due to the amount of sidewall splits I’ve had in the past, local riding is pretty flinty.
Where you running tubeless when you had these ‘splits’ or tubed?
I found that in the Chilterns on my HT once I went tubeless I had to run a thicker/stronger rear tyre due to tearing a couple of weaker ones – so ran a 2-ply Larsen for the drier months.Posted 5 years ago
I was running a tubeless setup 5-6 years ago but after suffering a series of splits on the sidewalls and tread areas on Bontrager/Maxxis/Panaracer tyres I gave up and went back to tubes. That was on a hardtail. My local riding is QE Park, Kingley Vale, Whiteways and the SDW. The terrain varies quite a bit from chalk,clay,rooty woods singletrack to loose flint tracks.
I have to admit I did consider trying a tubeless setup again seeing as I have the right rims for the job this time plus the Continental tyres I have seat firmly and have protection sidewalls which do work pretty well in shrugging off splits plus I ride a full sus now which may help. The tyres aren’t tubeless specific but I guess they might work. Thats another forum question in itself.
Thanks again all, might try tubeless one more time : )Posted 5 years agosvalgisMember
Continental’s Protection tyres are what’s usually called “TL ready”, made precisely to be run tubeless on a rim such as the Crest. I’d definitely give it a go.Posted 5 years ago
I have been running crest 26″ rims tubeless on regular maxxis (2.12 Advantage and 2.35 Minion) tyres for the past 12 months without issue. They go up with a track pump, and seal easy.
Have ridden pretty varied terrain – home patch is Chilterns and Aston Hill, also Snowdon, Black Mountains,Afan, Malverns, Quantocks, Exmoor etc. They have been fine for me. No punctures, no pinch flats. Burped on a couple of occasions, when I let rear pressure get a bit too low.Posted 5 years ago
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