Tire Chat


#5101

didnt you get like super wide rims? i thought the whole point was to use giant tires? and dont jones fit like 2.4+?


#5102

No I did not get super wide rims, and no I have no need or desire to use super giant tires. Jones fit enormous tires, but that’s not why I got the bike. Maybe it will be useful in the winter? Probably not since I am fine riding my road bike in the winter and happy to stay inside when the roads aren’t plowed.


#5103

Mig is about to tell you to get an Endpoint


#5104

[quote=kmcdon]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)[/quote]

something just blew out my rear horizon in a similar fashion. ~200 miles on it, woof


#5105

Well my dhr II with approx 30 miles on it failed at the bead and blew off my rim, luckily on a straight at the bike park.
And maxxis is notoriously slow about warranty ish.


#5106

[quote=imoscardotcom][quote=kmcdon]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)[/quote]

something just blew out my rear horizon in a similar fashion. ~200 miles on it, woof[/quote]

Ouch, nothing worse than destroying a new tire. I got less than 200 miles on some Switchback Hills before ripping the sidewall open.

Horizons did pretty good though, just checked and they had 6,075 miles before I retired them, no big holes or cuts, probably could have kept going for a bit longer.


#5107

Haven’t people stitched sidewalls on tubeless tires and a radial tire patch and it was totally fixed?


#5108

Yeah, I’ve done this a dozen times. Literally every mountain bike tire I have is stitched together.

I got a piece of metal through the tread and out the sidewall of my Horizon, and it flatted, of course (and damaged the frame). I put a tube in and rode home. To fix it, I just reupped the Orange Seal I had dumped on the side of the road (sorry, but there was literally no other option), reseated the tire, and then leaned the tire over on the punctured side for a day while I was at work.

If I had really cared, I would have popped the tire off, cleaned up the spot, and repaired it with a regular inner tube patch, but since the sealant worked so well, I just forgot about it and rode another 5000 miles.


#5109

[quote=Tail Hook Lengthener]
I got a piece of metal through the tread and out the sidewall of my Horizon, and it flatted, of course (and damaged the frame). I put a tube in and rode home. To fix it, I just reupped the Orange Seal I had dumped on the side of the road (sorry, but there was literally no other option)[/quote]

Isn’t sealant biodegradable?


#5110

Orange Seal has glitter in it, which is literally one of the worst things poisoning the ocean.


#5111

oh fuck


#5112

feel like I could never find the PSI sweet spot with the horizons, albeit in the very minimal time spent on them


#5113

Just noticed the rotation arrow on my front Byway is pointing backwards…woops

Do those little chevrons in the middle section really constitute directional tread?


#5114

Antelope Hills now mounted


#5115

supple


#5116

would babyshoe pass tires in light/supple casing be a bad idea?
I ride a lot in the city of Cincinnati
which is notorious for being nasty
I am talking about glass/wire. Will they die instantly?
keep in mind I am of the climber build quality.


#5117

Pulled off a ~3 year old Rat Trap Pass.

Holy shit, I seriously have a Mr.Tuffy-sized strip of dried-out Orange seal in that tire. It’s noticeably heavier than the new one that replaced it.


#5118

[quote=turpencat]would babyshoe pass tires in light/supple casing be a bad idea?
I ride a lot in the city of Cincinnati
which is notorious for being nasty
I am talking about glass/wire. Will they die instantly?
keep in mind I am of the climber build quality.[/quote]

All I can say is that I rode Grand Bois/Compass tires with tubes and some quite delicate tubulars in NYC for years without an undue number of flats. Can’t remember if extralite came before or after I moved all my bikes upstate though.


#5119

So apparently the carcass on the Antelope Hill is quite a bit bigger than for a 29 x 2.4 mountain bike tire, presumably because MTB measurements include the tread?


#5120

yep

re: compass and cities: I’d run 'em tubeless. If with tubes, then I would not use them.