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Nashbar has some 29er exiwolfs on sale for 29 bucks. The claimed weight is 620 for a 2.3 width and wire bead. Is this an accurate weight?
 

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Axis II said:
Nashbar has some 29er exiwolfs on sale for 29 bucks. The claimed weight is 620 for a 2.3 width and wire bead. Is this an accurate weight?
Probably not. The wire bead Exi I weighed was 839g.
 

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Probably not. The wire bead Exi I weighed was 839g.
Arghh...I was skeerd that was the case. How much does the kevlar version weigh?
 

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The Exi's sound like a good choice

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Thanks. I'm looking for a good XC tire. Some rocks and roots and lots of tight cornering. To be used on a Stans rim. What's a light tire for these aplications? Are the ignitors lighter? Stans friendly?
I can't make any comment about the Stan's situation as I use tubes...
But I have ridden the Exi's(wire bead) for almost a year and I like them in every condition but mud.
I liked the Ignitors a lot. They are much lighter, and roll well with a lot of gip. Also not so good in mud.
These days I run an Exi front, Nano rear on most days or a pair of Exi's on rocky rides.
The Nano is really fun.
 

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Ignitors and Stan's

Though I haven't tried them tubeless myself, I've heard of people tearing sidewalls when using Maxxis Ignitors tubeless with Stan's. The casing is pretty darn thin... Not exactly a great Stan's candidate.

I've run several WTB steel-bead tires tubeless with Stan's, and so far all have been completely reliable, even when run at 20lbs of pressure in the snow.

Good luck!
MG
 

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mgersib said:
Though I haven't tried them tubeless myself, I've heard of people tearing sidewalls when using Maxxis Ignitors tubeless with Stan's. The casing is pretty darn thin... Not exactly a great Stan's candidate.

I've run several WTB steel-bead tires tubeless with Stan's, and so far all have been completely reliable, even when run at 20lbs of pressure in the snow.

Good luck!
MG
Soulcraft Holy Roller I see back there. Sweet! I am waiting for mine, should arrive sometime in January. Do you have another picture?
 

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I have 650 miles and 3 races on my Ignitor / Stan's set up and no problems. At 180 lbs I run 30 psi front and 32 in the back, just to protect my rims. If it's a relatively "smooth" trail I'll drop 2 psi each. No weakness noted with the sidewalls either. If I was going to shred one I think the last race at Estrella would have done it. Heck, I even ran over one of those round cactus things that looks like an apple with spikes and it just went "pthbbbt" as it got mashed through the fork and broke into pieces. I just kept on hammering, no air loss. Anyways, happy with the Ignitors / Stan's but can't compare to any other 29er tire as this is my first. Merry Christmas.
 

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What rims are you using with the Stan's/ Ignitors? Some people say that the rims play a roll in the compatabilty issues?
 

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I'm using the Bontrager Race Lite rims. I was a little nervous at first because they seemed really loose. I had to go to my favorite LBS to use the big tank air compressor to get them to seat. I've convinced myself through trial, trial, and more trial that there's absolutely no way to seat that combo with a hand pump. Good point on the differences though, I wish there was standardization across the tire and rim manufacturers.
 

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suggestion for handpump

I was a little nervous at first because they seemed really loose. I had to go to my favorite LBS to use the big tank air compressor to get them to seat. I've convinced myself through trial, trial, and more trial that there's absolutely no way to seat that combo with a hand pump.
i have a suggestion for you that has worked for me on tire/rim combos that seem loose. put another rimstrip under your stans strip. preferably, something cheap. you could even take an old 26 or 24 tube and cut it into strips to lay under your stans strip and it will effectively make your rim diameter a tad wider to meet your tire. you want your tire to fit nice and snug so less air escapes with each stroke of your pump. itll add a bit more weight to your wheels, but might be worth it if you can air your own tires at home.
 

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holy sheeeeiiiitttttteee -- it's a pack of holy rollers!!

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Soulcraft Holy Roller I see back there. Sweet! I am waiting for mine, should arrive sometime in January. Do you have another picture?
oh yeah... that pink one is one of two soulcraft 'rollers my friend mw has. the other is a geared version with almost identical measurements (both are full custom, rigid and built within 14 months of eachother).

the blue one in this post is my friend butch's new 'roller. after riding mw's bikes, he couldn't resist the pull... all three are distinctly incredible frames. the welds, the paint... it's all there.

i have to take credit for initially pointing mw to soulcraft. though i don't have one of their bikes, they have a rich history, and after seeing three examples of their recent work, i have nothing but the highest regard for their skills.

good luck with your new bike! i'll look forward to seeing pics.

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cool... thanks for the perspective.

it sounds like ignitors aren't as bad as i'd thought running tubeless. i seem to remember some people having sidewall issues with the initial tires running tubeless, but it sounds like you guys are having no problems.

i had the oppportunity to speak with travis brown recently on his feelings about running kevlar 'niner tires tubeless. he agreed that doing that conversion seems to have a higher rate of bead issues/failure than with 26-inch kevlar beaded tires converted to tubeless.

he mentioned that he'd had good luck with schwalbe's 'niner tires running tubeless.
mg
 
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