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Do pros all run tubeless?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by slothy, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. slothy

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    Hey just wondering, do all the pros run tubeless?

    Do they use UST or a version of Stans Notubes.....

    Just wondering.
     
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  2. frznnomad

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    to my knowledge it is all personal preference for them. i know a lot of them do and a lot of them dont, and as far as stans it is also a personal preference.
     
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  3. DirtyMike

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    NO they dont all run Tubeless, CK runs tubes, Had a hell of a time getting the tires of his demax's the otherday at fontana. Personally I have run both, and I like both, I do prefer a standard rim with a stans kit though.
     
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    some do some dont, its not one or the other, thats why you see the pics of a pro on the side of the course with the tube and tire tangled in the bike
     
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    some pros just stuff their tyres with leaves! true story!
     
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  6. William42

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    I heard sam hill runs tire balls
     
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    What?!

    LoL - that's a big negative Ghost Rider....

    :)

    Sam runs Maxxis Welter Weight tubes, which for World Cup DH useage IS pretty thin, but Sam being Sam...well - you know... Having Jacey in his corner kinda helps too.

    :biggrin:

    Also - the guys on the HRC / 23 Degrees Honda Team (Rest in Peace) ran tubeless on their RN01's with Mavic DeeMax rims which are basically EX823's, but (I don't think) all the time. As far as I know - If the track suited a particular rider's style, they'd run UST Maxxis Minion DHF's or UST Maxxis High Rollers - for Champery last year they were running the elusive UST Wet Screams... fancy.
     
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    As far as I know, some of those guys were running tubes, because they preferred the feeling over tubeless.
     
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    no people, those aren't even tires. They are the rest of his eyebrow wrapped around a rim! :D
    I give crap about hill for fun, the guy is iconic and a tiger woods of riding. I have total respect for the guy.
     
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    and the sound of thousands of sealant filled tires deflating rings out across the world.
     
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    pinch flats are on the rise...
     
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    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    ...like the sound of a big, wet fart.
     
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    Its electric WOOOGIE, WOOOOGIE, WOOOOGIE! :monkeydance:
     
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    umm, not that elusive. i got a pair my self. 2.5 super tacky.

    just in the us.:p
     
  15. William42

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    no seriously, i heard it from a guy who heard it from a guy who has inside sources, and he said that sam hill runs tire balls for most courses, but every once in awhile he just runs solid rubber tires just for the sheer hell of it.
     
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    Random Fact About Sam Hill:

    Sam Hill created the Earth as an expansion pack to Command & Conquer.
     
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    so thats why its called Zero Hour...
     
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    I work at a moto suspension shop and my boss and another guy who is a Ny state Hair scrambles champ runs tire balls but that is in moto. I think that they will weigh too much for Mt bikes.