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How long until you forget worrying about being tubeless?
« on: February 11, 2012, 02:05:44 PM »
Well friday afternoon was my first time with my new wheel setup and going tubeless. First off I went from a nev.sb8 combo switched out to NoNi/RaRa combo and tubeless. Im not sure, but everywhere I read that I should be using about 30psi, since im about 230, which is way more psi i used to run tubed. The bike seemed to haul ass and be smooth as butter on the fire roads. Only problem is I was worried as hell I was gonna pop the tire/burst a bead, or rip it. How long did it take for some of you guys to get over that feeling if you had it at all. I was really worried on bridges, in then end the first voyage was great hoping to get back to alafia on sunday for some more.

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Re: How long until you forget worrying about being tubeless?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 03:43:55 PM »
don't worry.. be happy...


you can run lower psi if it is comfortable for you and it doesn't feel like the tire is going to roll off the rim..

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Re: How long until you forget worrying about being tubeless?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 04:19:03 PM »
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Re: How long until you forget worrying about being tubeless?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 06:44:00 PM »
Depending on the rim and tire combo, you dont have much to worry about. I run captain control on arch rims at 14-16 psi on the front, and 18-20 on the rear. Never had a problem, and I am riding at 215 lbs

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Re: How long until you forget worrying about being tubeless?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2012, 09:09:20 PM »
On my Salsa im running the SunRingle Charger pros with Nics up front and Ralphs out back. Im worried about that feeling on the rear when im taking a turn and i can feel the sidewall shift like it could pop. Up front I really want to run about 22psi which is what i ran when tubed, but after doing some reading all the big guys seem to be 27+ when tubeless. i guess ill give it a shot hopefully its not too cold in the morning.

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Re: How long until you forget worrying about being tubeless?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2012, 12:07:00 AM »
I still have issues with my Aspens on my 2012 American Classic rims. 33 psi and my rear tire rolls off my rim at Ridge Line today.

This combo has burped out before on roots and small jumps, 33 does not seem that low to me based on the pressures some are running.

I have also read so here though tubeless, still run 40, maybe that's the way to go?

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Re: How long until you forget worrying about being tubeless?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2012, 07:25:34 AM »
PoserLowroad,

I run the same setup in the rear, except the rims are 2011, and have never burped or rolled it. I generally run the rear ~28psi or so and weigh 165. Were the tires new when you bought them or is there a chance that the beads had been stretched some?

Just curious as I did burp the Ikon on the front once when I clipped a rock, but the Aspen has been solid.

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Re: How long until you forget worrying about being tubeless?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2012, 07:53:08 AM »
No worries. I run 27 on different tubeless setups with no issues. Riding weight is inthe 190s or low 200s.

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Re: How long until you forget worrying about being tubeless?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2012, 08:06:26 AM »
other things to consider..


the wider the rim, the better the tire spreads out and has less of a chance of rolling off. I have run rims 22mm wide and 28mm wide and hands down the wider rim can run lower psi much better...


The bigger the tire the lower psi you can run also. a 2.0 or 2.1 may not do as well as a 2.2 or larger tire with low psi


over time you may be able to run lower psi. after the tire adjusts and seals up properly, you may be able to lower the psi a little at a time with better results..   

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Re: How long until you forget worrying about being tubeless?
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2012, 09:24:42 AM »
Thats good to know, i think the sunringle rims are actually wider then my flows. Anyone ride this morning? I had no idea it was gonna be this cold. if by 11 it doesnt warm up some more im in for the day sucks.

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Re: How long until you forget worrying about being tubeless?
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2012, 09:32:33 PM »
PoserLowroad,

I run the same setup in the rear, except the rims are 2011, and have never burped or rolled it. I generally run the rear ~28psi or so and weigh 165. Were the tires new when you bought them or is there a chance that the beads had been stretched some?

Just curious as I did burp the Ikon on the front once when I clipped a rock, but the Aspen has been solid.

I weigh 180, the Aspens were brand new on the rims, but I will admit after it rolled off I was able to easily mount it again by hand with no lever. Really loose maybe a fluke, but I will talk to my LBS.

The Mrs. has the Aspens on my old ZTRs and I would run those considerably lower when they were on my bike. Ran 40 today with no issues, but you know...

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Re: How long until you forget worrying about being tubeless?
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2012, 01:22:21 AM »
Also remember that 33 psi on your gage may be 25 on another.  Compare it to a known good gage.
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Re: How long until you forget worrying about being tubeless?
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2012, 08:19:59 AM »
I still have issues with my Aspens on my 2012 American Classic rims. 33 psi and my rear tire rolls off my rim at Ridge Line today.

This combo has burped out before on roots and small jumps, 33 does not seem that low to me based on the pressures some are running.

I have also read so here though tubeless, still run 40, maybe that's the way to go?

maybe you have a loose set of aspens?
mounted up on my blunt rim 20psi rear no issues... took a compressor to set though..
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Re: How long until you forget worrying about being tubeless?
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2012, 07:59:33 PM »
rider weight & type of tire = PSI you should be riding.
most UST tires will have a recommended psi-psi that you should use.

most people i see that recommend PSI to someone else will recommend what they ride not taking into consideration that they may weigh 50 pounds less then the rider they are trying to help out.

good luck with your new setup.

BTW, i weight 195 ride 26" wheels with UST tires with a PSI of 30-35 and it works for me.

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Re: How long until you forget worrying about being tubeless?
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2012, 11:44:31 AM »
i run forty cause i dont like the way the tires corner at any less pressure .

 

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