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Anyone know when the Dissent tire will be available? I have my PBJ coming sometime soon and need tires.

I am getting i9 building me a set of wheels with Gordo rims. Anyone run Dissent and Gordo rims tubeless? I know salsa says no tubeless but I may want to run the tubeless for DH. If so what did you do?
 

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Anyone run Dissent and Gordo rims tubeless? I know salsa says no tubeless but I may want to run the tubeless for DH. If so what did you do?
Stan's tape, Gordo, Dissent is zero problemo. The thing is tight and has not lost any air. this is the first tire I have successfully run on a Gordo tubeless without issues. Just put some goop in it and air it up.
 

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Stan's tape, Gordo, Dissent is zero problemo. The thing is tight and has not lost any air. this is the first tire I have successfully run on a Gordo tubeless without issues. Just put some goop in it and air it up.
Thats great news. The place I DH the most is super rocky. I am afraid of flats with the tires and tubes. I hope with the tubeless I can run lower pressure and now worry about that.
 

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Thats great news. The place I DH the most is super rocky. I am afraid of flats with the tires and tubes. I hope with the tubeless I can run lower pressure and now worry about that.
I don't think you have to worry much about pinch flats either way. I have never seen/held/ridden a tire with sidewalls as thick and beefy as this one. My background is pure XC, so this thing is a whole new world.
 

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I sure hope your right. I sent WTB an email yesterday to see when the tires will be ready to go. I have the Niner tires also and the sidewalls are not the thick. Hope the Dissents are thicker
 

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Thats great news. The place I DH the most is super rocky. I am afraid of flats with the tires and tubes. I hope with the tubeless I can run lower pressure and now worry about that.
New to this, why are you more likely to get flats if running a tube, thanks
 

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New to this, why are you more likely to get flats if running a tube, thanks
These are Downhill (DH) and/or Very aggressive riding/terrain tires- they are very wide and beefy. Tires grip better at lower pressure, BUT with a tube, lower pressure subjects you to "snake bites" or "pinch flats". These occur when a rider strikes an obstacle and the tire compresses to the point of pinching the tube between the tire/obstacle and the rim, causing 2 small cuts in the tube and instantaneous loss of pressure. A tubeless system has no tube and therefore cannot get this type of flat.
 

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Are you running the Dissent on your LB?

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Are you guys running them F and R? if not what are you running R?
Front only. FR3 rear (and I like it a lot).

I think the clearance is close on the first crop of swing arms for the Dissent. PBJs should be okay and I believe the swing arm is modded from this point forward on the Lunchbox. Best to confirm with Devin if you want to run this in the rear. It will work, but tight.
 

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A tubeless system has no tube and therefore cannot get this type of flat.
Sure they can.

I don't think pinches will be a problem for those running tubes and Dissents. I don't understand the technology, but there is something engineered into the sidewall to prevent this. Shiggy?
 

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Enel said:
Sure they can.

I don't think pinches will be a problem for those running tubes and Dissents. I don't understand the technology, but there is something engineered into the sidewall to prevent this. Shiggy?
Well, I am obviously not Shiggy......

However, the Kodiak and Dissent have what WTB calls their Super Duty casing and Inner Peace. The Inner Peace is a bead to about a third of the way up the sideawall reinforcement that is designed to guard against pinch flatting.

sikocycles, if you have seen a Kodiak casing the Dissent is similar if not identical.

I have been running the two models on and off Gordos (other rims are Bonty Rhythms) at nothing more than 17psi front and rear. A couple of rides under 15psi. No pinch flatting even though I have smacked the rim on some roots. Obviously rocks may make a difference. I will be checking that out in Texas come March, hopefully.
 

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If you include the knobs, they are that wide. The casings are not all that big. Racing Ralph 2.4's are bigger volume casings, but no where near the monster knobbage of a Dissent. And obviously the casings are night and day different. If the Dissent had a volume of a Racing Ralph and the big knobs..........

It wouldn't fit many bikes, that is for certain.
 

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I have heard a lot of the comparisons of the kodiak and Dissent.

I am now running stouts but finding them SO slow for the rear.
Anyone know how the Dissent compare to the stout?

Also any recomendations for a rear tyre for UK conditions?

I have tried the maxis ardent 2.25 and found it to be the lowest grip tyre ever.
 

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The weight isn't the whole picture.
My Big Apple commuter tyres weigh more than my Summer XC, yet uber quick.

It is first hand comparrison on how the tread compares that interests me!

Stout = square knobs,
Dissent = slopey

Which is faster.
 
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