Quantcast

What does UST stand for on tires???

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by sstalder5, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. sstalder5

    sstalder5 Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 20
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,968
    Location:
    Beech Mtn Definitely NOT Boulder
    First of all i'm not looking for a lesson on tubeless tires. i know how they work and i dont want to run them.

    but ive been looking around for a good set of dh tires (i think ive decided on maxxis minions either 2.5 or 2.7) and the little acronym ust keeps coming up. i know it means that the tires are tubeless compatible but i want to know what makes them different from regular tubeless and what the hell ust stands for :confused:
     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. Dogboy

    Dogboy Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    17 / 209
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    3,136
    Location:
    Chapel Hill, NC
  3. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

    Rep/Likes:
    79 / 794
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    10,417
    Location:
    Seattle
    Universal System for Tubeless.


    Anything Maxxis makes that is tubeless compatable is UST. There are a couple companies that make tires with a tubeless bead but a non-airtight sidewall, that thus require sealant.


    I also don't think that Maxxis makes a 2.7 tubeless. Do you have a link to anything that you're looking at?


    Also, you need UST specific rims to run tubeless without some sort of rim strip, i.e. Stan's. What wheels are you planning on doing this with?
     
  4. norbar

    norbar Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    29 / 280
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Messages:
    9,387
    Location:
    Warsaw :/
    Actualy this is regular tubeless. Other types are doing it around. UST is very similar to tyre system in cars.



    To say the least.
     
  5. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

    Rep/Likes:
    79 / 794
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    10,417
    Location:
    Seattle
    It's UST, not UTS, dumbass. :disgust1:
     
  6. norbar

    norbar Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    29 / 280
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Messages:
    9,387
    Location:
    Warsaw :/
    Actualy that sentance in UST instead UTS would sound a bit more like english but maybe it was the point...
     
  7. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

    Rep/Likes:
    62 / 485
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    24,856
    Location:
    Im over here now
    ultra super tacky
     
  8. sstalder5

    sstalder5 Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 20
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,968
    Location:
    Beech Mtn Definitely NOT Boulder
    first, thanks for the info, the first line of your post would have been sufficient

    and if you had read my whole post you would have known that i dont want to run tubeless and they do make the maxxis minion in a 2.7 im not sure if its tubeless http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/TI707A19-Maxxis+Minion+27+Front+Tire.aspx?sc=FRGL

    this is the tires im getting but i cant decide between the 2.5 or the 2.7
     
  9. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

    Rep/Likes:
    62 / 485
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    24,856
    Location:
    Im over here now
    get 2.5".....2.7"s were so 2001
     
  10. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

    Rep/Likes:
    32 / 281
    Joined:
    May 21, 2004
    Messages:
    6,458
    Location:
    the middle east of NY
    Whilst riding yesterday with Buffalo Jon/Pterordactyl, his front UST tire suddenly blew out while hitting a 6" divot on a huge rock slab - BLAM went the tire. UGGGHH went Jon, as he slid down the rock face wrists and elbows first. Hole in sidewall and no backup tube. (and it didn't help that I for some strange reason only had a 20" schraeder tube, but that's bedides the point...)

    That fateful day, UST for Jon stood for U Stoopid Too? :rimshot:
     
  11. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

    Rep/Likes:
    62 / 485
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    24,856
    Location:
    Im over here now
    fixed...unnecessary censorship

    haha sorry, im bored in my cubicle
     
  12. sstalder5

    sstalder5 Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 20
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,968
    Location:
    Beech Mtn Definitely NOT Boulder
    i actually changed my mind and ordered some maxxis 2.5 highrollers on impulse
     
  13. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
    Staff Member

    Rep/Likes:
    67 / 811
    Joined:
    May 23, 2002
    Messages:
    15,517
    Location:
    01776
    Is there anything required with the UST system...like if I have 823 rims and michelin tires, do you need stan's or anything else?
     
  14. norbar

    norbar Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    29 / 280
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Messages:
    9,387
    Location:
    Warsaw :/
    Nope. They work fine Rims + Tyres. I add a bit of Joe's no flats just because of habbit but you don't have too.
    BTW. Go hutchinson barracuda low not michy ;)
     
  15. Curious_George

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    394
    Most people don't know this, but stan's actually is alot more corrosive than we think. Take this for example, schwable voids the warranty of their tires of used with stan's sealant because it eats up rubber. Apparently if you put in stan's and don't ride your bike that often then you would come back one day to a flat tire and a whole in your casing...but if you ride somewhat often there is no worry as stan's has the best sealing properties
     
  16. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2002
    Messages:
    18,062
    Location:
    Towing the party line.
    I used to hear that a lot, and i am not 100% convinced it is a load of crap. I have both michelin and maxxis tires in my shop. Both are loaded onto wheelsets and not ridden for ages as I have multiple wheelsets. Not once have I ever had a single problem with stan's causing problems with the tires.

    In conclusion, Schwalbe needs to make better tires or shut up.
     
  17. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

    Rep/Likes:
    62 / 485
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    24,856
    Location:
    Im over here now
    so riding it makes it less corrosive?
     
  18. norbar

    norbar Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    29 / 280
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Messages:
    9,387
    Location:
    Warsaw :/
    OMG OMG OMG I must do sth as I don't ride my bike in the winter and I left some in my tyres (Actualy Joe's no flats but that's pretty much the same) I can hear the sound of it eating threw my barracudas. They cry! I can hear them! I need to save them!

    BTW.
    Used in my tubes a season ago and apparently my tubes must be stronger than schwable tires.