I just received a box of tires from Bontrager yesterday. I now have the Tubeless Ready versions of the XR, ACX, Revolt Super X and Mud X with four bottles of Super Juice. Plus the standard Big Earl 2.5, and 29er XR and ACX.dulyebr said:
The tires did stretch out nicely. Still a snug fit but mounted without trouble.shiggy said:...The Tubeless Ready (TR) tires have a different bead shape than standard tires (I will post pics). I believe they are to UST spec (am checking with Bonty) and are VERY tight. I could not even come close to getting the tires on a few on my rims. Blistered my thumbs trying. The Mud X TR was not nearly as tight.
Bonty's TR instructions say to mount the tires on standard rims with inner tubes, inflate to 60psi and let sit (at least) overnight to stretch the beads.
Luckily I have several rims with deep center drops to mount the new tires on...
Isn't this TR concept the same as the Hutchinson "UST Lite" that are UST designed but just don't have the inner butyl layer to fully seal the tires?DIRT BOY said:Hutchinson is also coming soon ith these style "Tubeless" tires from what I am told from a buddy in France.
No. The Hutchinson Tubeless Light tires are lighter but not as close to the weight of the standard tire as the Tubeless Ready and they do not require a sealant to be used.Homebrew said:Isn't this TR concept the same as the Hutchinson "UST Lite" that are UST designed but just don't have the inner butyl layer to fully seal the tires?
Dirt Boy, aren't you running non-UST tires on your UST rims? What tires have you used, and have you had any problems?DIRT BOY said:I have been running UST tubeless for 4 yrs (basically day 1) and "tubeless" since it was ready availabe and love it.
Tubeless Ready tires are meant to be used with sealant (and without inner tubes) only on tubeless rims and with inner tubes on standard rims or tubeless rims.Enoch said:Am I understanding this right, The TR tires are good for any rim? the bead does look very different.
fit update #2: One of the TR models is still very tight to mount. Tried soapy water on one and it worked OK. It also made it tough to grip the tire with my hands and leaves a residue.shiggy said:The tires did stretch out nicely. Still a snug fit but mounted without trouble.
It'll be interested to see if their sealant works as well as Stan's with punctures. As for their tire, the only one I've ever tried was a real POS (ACX I believe). It was light but way too hard to get any grip. Basically, that tire was so stiff that my kids could roll the unmounted tire in the garage.shiggy said:Tubeless Ready tires are meant to be used with sealant (and without inner tubes) only on tubeless rims and with inner tubes on standard rims or tubeless rims.