Mountain Bike Racing - Crossmark eXCeption
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09-09-07, 10:19 AM
anyone run these tubeless? i have a pair and want to go tubeless but wonder if i would benifit from it
09-10-07, 03:43 PM
yes, they are easily made tubeless with sealant. Ride is smoother and no pinch flats.
The exception series wears very fast though, because they are race-only tires. Unless you like changing tires with sealant (a pain in the arse) for every race, or you have an extra set of wheels, it may not be worth the hassle. If you ride those tires all the time they will not last more than a month.
Having just raced in the rain last weekend, I watched these tires get changed from a tubeless with sealant setup to Maxxis Advantage...It took him about 3 more minutes than it took me with tubes.
09-12-07, 09:50 AM
yes but you waste sealant every time, which is costly (unless you make your own), plus you get the stuff all over the place, and USUALLY they don't seat that quickly unless you have a compressor ;)
All true facts... but how often do you end up racing in the rain anyway (says someone who has had his last two races in mud)
09-22-07, 05:10 PM
went tubeless and they work great
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