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Anyone know of a company that makes beadlocks for 29" MTB tires (or 26") ?

Fabrication could be timely on the first set, but useful when using low tire pressures. If it works for rock crawlers, why wouldn't it work for a MTB on similar (but sane) trails?

Weight would be close to the same, but obviously weigh more due to the bolts used to secure the tire to the rim. There wouldn't be as many pinch-flat issues (if any), or have the tire come off while rolling on low tire pressures.

What do you guys/gals think?
 

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Weight would be massive. Remember that beadlock wheels are similar to normal wheels in terms of weight on the rim itself.... because you pinch the tire between the rim and lockring... and then throw in the weight of a 2 rings and fasteners. Plus you still need to seal things up. Doubt it would ever be even slightly worthwhile myself.
 

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i wish i had the power to spin the tire on the rim but im not that kind of badass...

Their is really no reason for them on a bike. If pinch flats are a problem convert to tubeless
 

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SpartyBiker said:
Anyone know of a company that makes beadlocks for 29" MTB tires (or 26") ?

Fabrication could be timely on the first set, but useful when using low tire pressures. If it works for rock crawlers, why wouldn't it work for a MTB on similar (but sane) trails?

Weight would be close to the same, but obviously weigh more due to the bolts used to secure the tire to the rim. There wouldn't be as many pinch-flat issues (if any), or have the tire come off while rolling on low tire pressures.

What do you guys/gals think?
MTBs are not motor vehicles. Get over it.

You could still pinch flat, and mtb tires are supple enough they flex (or flat) way more than is usable long before they come off the rim at low pressures.
 

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I realize that the weight of a beadlight will be greater than a standard wheel, but greater weight comes greater advantages to changing a flat tire also.

Use a composite outer ring with an aluminum rim for the spokes to attach to; in order to reduce some of the weight.

I can't count the number of times I've had a flat that was a pain in the arse to change out when I could perceivably remove the outter bead lock, take the tire off, replace/patch the tub, put the bead lock back on, air up, and roll out.....This way adds a few more steps, but I think it will be easier to change that way versus the tire spoons on a rigid/cold/muddy tire.
Or you can just learn how to properly remove and mount a tire.
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try searching the web you may have to order them off the net but it will probably be cheaper doing it that way anyway rather than going to a store
 

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I realize that the weight of a beadlight will be greater than a standard wheel, but greater weight comes greater advantages to changing a flat tire also.

Use a composite outer ring with an aluminum rim for the spokes to attach to; in order to reduce some of the weight.

I can't count the number of times I've had a flat that was a pain in the arse to change out when I could perceivably remove the outter bead lock, take the tire off, replace/patch the tub, put the bead lock back on, air up, and roll out.....This way adds a few more steps, but I think it will be easier to change that way versus the tire spoons on a rigid/cold/muddy tire.
 

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Through the dialogue I can't see a good reason to go forward with beadlocks for a MTB wheel. I think the only reason to make them would be to keep up with the Jones'!

Then again, what about spoke/mag-less wheels?
 

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I think tire spoons would be easier than trying to loosen 30 mud filled bolts.

Sounds to me like you want a split rim, not even a bead lock. Still, heavy, and I would argue no faster than changing a traditional tire/wheel.
 
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