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Old 01-03-18, 07:00 PM
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Sun & Snowmobiles !

Rushed home after work and jumped on the 29 plus for a tad over 2 hours of fun on the trails. The weather was a Florida 19 degrees compared to the temps over the last 2 weeks. With the sun shining bright it just made for a very fun ride. having ridden this area for the last 3 years, it's so different when it's covered in snow. It's like I'm in a different world, and just seems more peaceful.
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Old 01-05-18, 10:16 AM
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haha I'll bet they never expected to see you! that looks really perfect & looks like you really stay afloat & never dig down into the snow
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haha I'll bet they never expected to see you! that looks really perfect & looks like you really stay afloat & never dig down into the snow
As long as I stay on the groomed trails I stay afloat for 90% of the ride. I'll hit a few light spots every now and then, and if I'm quick enough with my trigger hand I can spin threw them. I'm going out Saturday for my first ride since our dumping of snow, and will drop the tire pressure to about 12 psi.
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Wow 12psi? Do you run tubeless? This seems really low. I venture down to about 26psi on my 2.2" tires with tubes if going through deep snow / compacted stuff on roads. What tires do you roll on?

I pinch flatted the other day not being very careful and just running out of the house to ride. Did the quick smoosh with thumb test and thought it felt right. I forgot that my house was 73F and outside was -3F so the pressure was too low once outside and spinning for awhile.

Of course I have the kit to go tubeless I've just been lazy. Even tubeless though my buddy doesn't drop to far down, only to maybe 25psi.
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Wow 12psi? Do you run tubeless? This seems really low. I venture down to about 26psi on my 2.2" tires with tubes if going through deep snow / compacted stuff on roads. What tires do you roll on?

I pinch flatted the other day not being very careful and just running out of the house to ride. Did the quick smoosh with thumb test and thought it felt right. I forgot that my house was 73F and outside was -3F so the pressure was too low once outside and spinning for awhile.

Of course I have the kit to go tubeless I've just been lazy. Even tubeless though my buddy doesn't drop to far down, only to maybe 25psi.
I was in such a hurry Saturday to get out I didn't drop my psi. The suggestion to drop to 12psi was from another rider who has the same set-up and does this on newer snow. The only thing I did was lock out my suspension which did make it easier to get restarted when I got bogged down in to much new snow. I'm running the tires that came with the bike 29x3 Bontrager Chupacabra. The bike shop did suggest a more aggressive tire but I'll keep with this set-up for now. I'm sticking to groomed trails for this winter and will look at a different set-up to venture off next year.
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I was in such a hurry Saturday to get out I didn't drop my psi. The suggestion to drop to 12psi was from another rider who has the same set-up and does this on newer snow. The only thing I did was lock out my suspension which did make it easier to get restarted when I got bogged down in to much new snow. I'm running the tires that came with the bike 29x3 Bontrager Chupacabra. The bike shop did suggest a more aggressive tire but I'll keep with this set-up for now. I'm sticking to groomed trails for this winter and will look at a different set-up to venture off next year.
Yeah I don't have any experience with plus size stuff obviously, do you run tubes or did that come tubless stock? I run continental xkings which I love but they don't seem to get much hype.

I'm so jealous of your groomed trails, none of that here, but I love the workout when breaking trail. Have you tried breaking much trail yet with the 29+?
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Yeah I don't have any experience with plus size stuff obviously, do you run tubes or did that come tubless stock? I run continental xkings which I love but they don't seem to get much hype.

I'm so jealous of your groomed trails, none of that here, but I love the workout when breaking trail. Have you tried breaking much trail yet with the 29+?
I run tubes because that's how it came, but they are tubeless capable and at some point I'll change over. I haven't gone out breaking any new trails but will give it a shot soon and see how it rolls.
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at some point I'll change over to tubeless
really? is there that much to gain? seems like a bother
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