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No, I'm not really kidding.
No, I didn't search all the bazillion other threads on tires.
SORRY!!!!!

The tire I am currently using really sux bad.
I think it's due to the hard rubber compound.
I need to air it down so low to get any traction due to the hard rubber, that I pinch flat a lot now.
Any recommendations for a good rear tire for a budget minded person, that will get decent traction aired up to about 40?
Flame suit on, thank you very much!
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Good point, but that's not really budget minded is it?
I am actually asking this, not being a smart arze.
 

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Bady Andy! You should know by now not to ask a q like this. Anyone out there tried them all? Me either.

Currently using a Spesh Fast Trak Armadillo Elite 2-Bliss 2.2. Riding it tubeless w/stans at 28-36 psi depending on where I am riding. At first it was a bit un-nerving on concrete due to the tread wiggle but on dirt it hooks up great. Nice high volume tire with a stiff sidewall so my occasional fixed & fully rigid flops into curbs have not resulted in any rim damage....or even contact. Dozen's of thorns w/o any significant air leakage. Not the lightest but neither am I.
 

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well it depends. if you buy a new tube every week. the cost of some stans sealant is equivalent to about three weeks worth. You can convert most wheels with either a higher priced kit or go, in my case, for some rubberized electrical tape or regular eTape and layer it maybe three or four tiimes then cut a hole for the stem. this worked for me on my SS 29er using non UST tires.

My next experiment will involve sticky back hard rubber weather striping selected at the right width for the wheel.
 

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Now if you factor in your hourly rate changing tubes on the side of the trail, then tubeless becomes much cheaper.
 

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nOOby said:
Now if you factor in your hourly rate changing tubes on the side of the trail, then tubeless becomes much cheaper.
And the hourly rate at which your compadres are waiting, just sayin.........

now im set for bad karma:D
 

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calzonical said:
pinch flats....sounds like you need a wider rim strip...much cheaper than a tire.
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I have been using the maxxis ignitor with good luck. 2.35 on a 26 and 2.1 on the 29er

bad andy! said:
No, I'm not really kidding.
No, I didn't search all the bazillion other threads on tires.
SORRY!!!!!

The tire I am currently using really sux bad.
I think it's due to the hard rubber compound.
I need to air it down so low to get any traction due to the hard rubber, that I pinch flat a lot now.
Any recommendations for a good rear tire for a budget minded person, that will get decent traction aired up to about 40?
Flame suit on, thank you very much!
:madmax:
 

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I usually run rear tire on SS at or below 30psi. But a possible tire for running at 40psi tubed/tubeless on an SS try a Conti Mountain King - softer rubber compound and good grip on wet roots and water bars. Running a 2.4 MK tubed on rear but at 28psi on a 29er SS on Salsa Delgado Race Disc rim.
 

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The Igniters came on my Flight and I have been happy with them. I plan on getting a wider tire for the front and keeping the Ignitor on the back.
 

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don't knock the electrical tape ghetto styles. especially good for weight wienies on a budget. ;)
 

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Nickle said:
I'm pretty sure what calzonical meant was:

"you need a wider rim strip, like one made from a 24" tube split down the center so that it can be flayed open over the sides of your rim prior to putting on a tire with about 7oz of sealant - made cheaply by buying "mold builder" at Michael's Craft store and mixing it with windshield wiper fluid until it resembles half and half"

I think calzonical has the answer here - as ghetto tubeless can be done for < $15. I've found the ride quality to be significantly better running tubeless, even with non-ust tires at the same pressure.

I'm using Weirwolfs for trail riding right now and think they're a good compromise when it comes to weight / volume / tread - although I have heard people say they don't have enough shoulder, FWIW.
 

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lidarman said:
And I thought singlespeeders already knew everything?
If you talk to the real singlespeeders, I'm not sure I'd qualify!
And I definitely don't know everything, though I haven't figured out anything that PBR doesn't know yet.
 
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