Rode my 2.1 Neo up front on yesterday's ride around China Camp and it performed flawlessly in mixed trail conditions. Now on the otherhand my half-worn 26" wolverine on the back end was all over the place! :skep:derby said:
Running 2.1 Nev up front of the SS HT. I am ordering another 2.1 Neo tomorrow now that my rear wheel is finished for the 5" FS. Will be my first full tubeless wheelset. The best thing is that it's 650 too.salimoneus said:I think the Neo-Motos really shine when run tubeless, so I don't believe this review was done under the most favorable of conditions if tubes were used. Their relatively thicker sidewall allows for them to run tubeless quite reliably and perform very well. It also means that adding a tube will most likely firm up the ride more than other tires, due to there being so much more material to begin with.
Alternatively I would not recommend say the Kenda 650b tires be run tubeless, due to a much weaker sidewall. One person even reported the tires expanding enough to rub his front derailleur under suspension compression when run tubeless, but with tubes there was no rubbing. That amount of expansion tells me the Kenda tires are too soft and thin to be recommended for a tubeless application.
Well, on it's way on soon anyway! :thumbsup: Going on the back of the squishy for a hopeful spin this weekend, weather permitting. Probably start out f 30/r 32 and go from there.keen said:I converted my 5" travel trail bike to 650b 2 seasons ago.I did feel the Neomoto gave a "firmer" ride. I wouldn't go as far as saying harsh but it really felt like my tires were slightly over inflated. I came across a "Neomoto tire pressure" thread and was suprised to see how low the pressures that were being run by so many riders tubed or not ,18 - 30 psi. I currently run a Nevegal front and Wolwerine rear (f 32 r 38 psi) - the rubber compound feels softer to the hand than the Neomoto.
140mm travel. Switched out the XTR triple for an FSA Afterburner I had and its 2x9 w/ bashring now. Liking it. Has enuf tire clearence if the shock doesnt totally calapse. I'm going to reduce travel of shock by probably 5-10mm (1/2" at most) depending on what is needed with a 2.1 Neo. 130-135mm still plenty more then I usually run on my HT. Got both 2.1 tires set up tubeless W/ Stans. Testing it out on Sunday. :thumbsup:Hurricane Jeff said:What KHS frame is that? does it have adeqate 650b tire clearence? how do you like the frame.