Tire Chat


#5081

I haven’t had a problem with the initial seating. Even my 8 year old Surly Larry went on with one blast of air. But both that old tire and the new Maxxis I got came off the shelf in spots after deflating. Makes me wary in case I have a major burp incident out in the wild. I don’t want to go back to carrying an emergency co2.

One saving grace might be the latex strips I’m using, which after a week or two are supposed to bond to the bead and create a big ol’ tubular.


#5082

horizons are just not good tires. they’re fine but they’re not good.


#5083

I thought they were great. ¯_(ツ)_/¯


#5084

I still think the gravel king is a better tire. It actually has some puncture protection and is a lot lighter
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#5085

The gravel king 48 is a lot less supple than the horizon, unless they’ve been seriously beefed up since I bought mine in 2016


#5086

I’ve spent most of the last months commuting on tires that weigh almost 0.9kg EACH, so Horizons feel pretty damn amazing.


#5087

yeah mcdonalds is a fuckin steak house compared to a shit sandwich


#5088

Lowered tire preassure today, rode to work, Stan’s sealant started spurting out of front tire. By the time I got to work it stopped and was still holding air. Rode home from work, 1.8 km away from home, sealant starts spraying out of tire like an arterial wound from a Samurai movie, keeps loosing air. I fumble in the dark to remove the thru axle and install a tube but end up stripping the bolt head. FML. Got a lift home and went to work replacing Stans with Orange Seal. I suck and fuck Stans.


#5089

Trail Boss front Bronson rear on the hardtail 29er today gave me all of it. Rare hero dirt conditions didn’t hurt, either.


#5090

nuked a byway this weekend somehow. Something went through the tread, out the bead, and smanged up my rim. Rim seems fine but orange seal won’t even fix it.

So it gets a tube and goes on LB’s soma whilst I run some bee-lines on the endpoint for the rest of the summer.

There’s no feeling quite like grabbing some brake on a 30mph gravel descent only to realize you’ve got about 2psi in your tire. (did not fall, somehow)


#5091

Curses, orange seal!


#5092

My free sample of Slime sealant showed up today. I’m going to mount up some Thunder Butts soon, probably with Slime, and I will report back.


#5093

please do a 5ft drop


#5094

speaking of 5’ drops
I put 60mm Schwalbe Big Ones on my Radlawn, did streets and singletrack at 20–25psi. Turning was squirmy on the pavement, probably too low/too narrow a rim. Was thinking of using for poobarning trip, but I dunno.


#5095

+5psi; yolo; rinse; repeat.


#5096

#5097

I assume many of you got the e-mail about Compass’s 55 mm 700C tires? I was going to put Schwalbe G-Ones or whatever on the Jones but I just ordered these in extralight/tan sidewalls. Very excited to have a great fat tire.


#5098

55 seems small for a mtb tho?


#5099

The old 29 x 2.35 Schwalbe jawns were awesome (save for not being TLR).


#5100

But I’m really not using it as a mountain bike, it’s more of a gravel+ a little bit bike. Unless your concern is that a 2.1" tire is going to alter handling?