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Giant hybrid

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

My old retired 2008 hardtail transformed into a work commuter hybrid.

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I've just had my first experience with 'Stans', CO2 cannisters, & installing a tubeless tyre. Quite straight forward, thank you to YouTube!

I have XTR tubeless ready rims. I have this evening taken off Kenda Small Block 8's (wirebead - with an inner tube) and replaced it with a proper tubeless tyre (Maxxis LUST Crossmark).

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New Tyres

Shame the wheels aren't quite so new and shiny looking any more Eye-wink

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Skinny tyres go on the 819s

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Today I changed the tyres on the Yeti.

Brand new Monorail (2.1) on the front, brand new Larsen TT (2.0) on the back. Both LUST Kevlar bead. Let's call this it's 'XC trim'... for the upcoming trip. Probably only drop 300g weight compared to the 2.35 Minion/Highroller but these should roll a lot easier and they have the LUST side walls which feel a lot tougher.

Will hopefully have a quick test ride tomorrow to check the Monorail feels as good as others claim they do.

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Maxxis tyre problems - bulges

This 'little' bulge appeared 4 days after the Angry Doctor, while the bike was simply on its rack.

Seems to be quite a few Maxxis tires (not sure if it's isolated to Crossmarks - which are my favourite tires) with these little bulges appearing (mid ride), therefore rendering the tyre useless... Sad

Not sure exactly how many ppl had had the same problem, but would be keen to write to Maxxis and ask "What's up?"...

Tennis anyone? Tennis anyone (side view)

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Tennis anyone?

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Leaky UST tyres

I have an issue with my UST Crossmark tyre.

Few weeks ago I found that they had a few tiny holes in it. I could see the bubbles of air through the water after I washed my bike. So I ordered some Stan's solution as I thought that should seal these little holes up.

However they tyre still seems to be leaking?! I just wet the tyre again and I can still hear and see the little bubbles of air through the water. Sad

What gives? I followed all the instructions on the Stan's bottle.....shake upside down, one scoop etc.

Any ideas why my tyre is still losing air?

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Bulging Crossmark

Noticed this bulge in the tire on arrival at home today. Hmmmm... lucky I wasn't just riding this at silly speeds down big hills! ;)

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UST time

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Well got a bit lucky today when I realised after the ride that I had a torn sidewall.
Torn sidewall
I sure am having no luck with tyre's and tubes on my new bike. First I get a glass puncture right at the finish of the Dirtworks. Must have been one of those warm beer bottles that we all got handed at the finish line!

Then last week I get a pinch flat after going off a drop in Manly. The tubes that come standard with the Trance X0 sure are damn thin! Some sort of Maxxis lightweight tube.

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