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  1. #1676
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    Ive found their beads overly loose sometimes.

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  2. #1677
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    Quote Originally Posted by grinch View Post
    Nice! Maybe testing new gear will speed up the process. Im interested in hearing your impressions on them anyway

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    Well, for now putting them on dirt means puttering around on dirt roads and stuff.
    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Wild Rock'R2s. Or whatever they renamed them...
    Yep. These are the original ones, but the new ones are different in name only.

  3. #1678
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    How?
    Too aggressive with the tire levers?
    Hand pumped up to 40 psi and had an 8" section where the bead wouldn't slide the last couple mm to the bead lock. I stupidly thought that 5 more psi would do the trick. Once my ear stopped ringing and my dog calmed down after the tire blew off the rim it was pretty apparent that the bead somehow broke/stretched and there is no way that it'll hold air again.

    When I taped the rim I had some sharp bits of aluminum around a spoke hole so put down 2 layers of Gorilla tape for about 6 inches. The place where the bead wouldn't slide into the bead lock was pretty close to that so I think the problem was my tape job preventing the bead from engaging?

  4. #1679
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    Interesting, haven’t seen that before.
    Bummer!
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  5. #1680
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_B View Post

    When I taped the rim I had some sharp bits of aluminum around a spoke hole so put down 2 layers of Gorilla tape for about 6 inches. The place where the bead wouldn't slide into the bead lock was pretty close to that so I think the problem was my tape job preventing the bead from engaging?
    I've had that same thing happen. Some rims seem to be more accommodating to thick tape than others.

  6. #1681
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    I’ve seen shop monkeys do that. Check your wheel ‘case it can really throw it out of true


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  7. #1682
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    Gorilla tape seems to make the bead super tight and it may not pop right in. It's pretty thick, though, wouldn't double up on it. I guess that could make it explode, but at 45psi?!
    Hope your ear and dog are ok.
    Maybe us a file or coarse sandpaper on the metal shards?
    I'm a fan of the g tape.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

  8. #1683
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    This is a good reminder to wear eye protection when seating tires.

  9. #1684
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    I had a ordered a MagiX/GumX set from CRC, but they ran out of the GumX flavor before they could fulfill the order and canceled it. With the supply chain disruptions happening in China who knows when those might be back in stock. Ended up being a blessing, saved over $30. No MagiX, but wookid says he runs GumX F/R so fuck it.
    Funny post-script here: I ordered a BrandX dropper along with the set of tires that they cancelled. Well, the seatpost was delivered today and it arrived in what seemed to be an unusually large box. Opened it up and there was a single MagiX Rock'R2 Enduro in there. I checked my CRC account and credit card statement and there's no sign they've charged me for it. Free tire day!

  10. #1685
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    This is a good reminder to wear eye protection when seating tires.
    I was squinting, that counts right? Next time I'm putting ear plugs in too.

  11. #1686
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_B View Post
    I was squinting, that counts right? Next time I'm putting ear plugs in too.
    Anytime I'm working with a suspect tire / rim, I put it outside and stand on the other side of the door while I inflate it.

  12. #1687
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    I look the opposite direction and say a little prayer.
    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

  13. #1688
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    Anybody running WTB Byways on their gravel bike? My new digs have me downtown so the rides are more 50/50 pavement/gravel with fewer class 4 roads than years past. The center file tread seems like it would be great when on a firm surface. I'm just wondering if the 700x44 Byway can handle some single track or jeep tracks.

  14. #1689
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    Byways are great tires. Give them a shot.

  15. #1690
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    I picked up a maxxis dissector for out back, interested to see how it rolls and breaks.

  16. #1691
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    Two rides and am digging a Bontrager SE3 2.35 rear/Magic Mary 2.35 front combo.
    Florence Nightingale's Stormtrooper

  17. #1692
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    Has anyone tried the latest generation E13 tires? They are on sale right now.

  18. #1693
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    Quote Originally Posted by simple View Post
    Byways are great tires. Give them a shot.
    Tell me more....

  19. #1694
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    Tell me more....
    Wife is getting 13% more Strava likes since installing. Your results may vary.

  20. #1695
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    How have things shaken out in the foam insert field? Based on the number of dents in the rim of the rear wheel I moved over to my new hardtail I'm thinking an insert might be prudent.

  21. #1696
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    Quote Originally Posted by simple View Post
    Wife is getting 13% more Strava likes since installing. Your results may vary.
    Likely the new team kit she's wearing.

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  22. #1697
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    How have things shaken out in the foam insert field? Based on the number of dents in the rim of the rear wheel I moved over to my new hardtail I'm thinking an insert might be prudent.
    They are awesome for hack riders. Heavy but feel better than DH tires

  23. #1698
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    Quote Originally Posted by simple View Post
    ...hack riders.
    Checking in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Checking in!
    Yeah. Give it a try. The faster you go and chunkier the trail the more they help.

  25. #1700
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    Quote Originally Posted by bagtagley View Post
    I look the opposite direction and say a little prayer.
    The "ole OSHA squint"

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