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I have always used TLR tires (primarily Specialized Captains) on Arch or Flow rims (yellow tape only) and never had a blowout or burping. I was thinking about tryingsome new tires but the selection is best when it comes to regular tires. Since I have only used TLR tires, I'd like to get some information before making the plunge

Have you guys had any problems with tires like the Racing Ralphs, Ardents, or the beefier tires you run? Have you used yellow tape only or the Notubes rim strip as well? I am less concerned about air retention but more concerned about the tire rolling off or burping on a hard corner, drop, or fast downhill....basically tire bead issues on the rim.
 

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I've run Small Block 8's, plus several Bonty and WTB tires on my arch's with no issues, unless I'm below 28psi... 6'5" 215. YMMV.
 

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I have Arch and Flow flavors of Stans rims with tape only. Used Stouts, XDX, Crossmax and Ignitor tires with no problems of seating and staying seated. Love the Stouts and XDX's. Not so fond of the other 2 tires. Rimstrips are for non-tubeless ready rims.
 

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I'm 185 and I usually run 26-30 psi. Do you use the rims strip at all or just yellow tape?

Edit- my question was for GreenG.
 

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Thanks Duzitall, for the rimstrip clarification.

Duzitall said:
I have Arch and Flow flavors of Stans rims with tape only. Used Stouts, XDX, Crossmax and Ignitor tires with no problems of seating and staying seated. Love the Stouts and XDX's. Not so fond of the other 2 tires. Rimstrips are for non-tubeless ready rims.
 

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yellow tape only, Ive run
conti mtn kings, panaracer rampages, bonty jones acx, specialized eskars, kenda nevegals, nokian gazza extreme and now wtb wolverines
no problems no issues other than weak sidewalls on all but mks & wolverines and of course the gazzas
 

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Flyer said:
Thanks Duzitall, for the rimstrip clarification.
Sorry for the delay, we were both editing at the same time.

I use Bontrager rimstrips in my Bontrager Mustang OSB rims and they work well. I have used Stans rimstrips in 26" rims before. I liked the ghetto method better for DH rims and tires back then.
 

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Yeah Flyer, I am primarily a TLR guy also. I have had 355's and now Arches...I went out on a limb last fall and ran a Rampage front (not TLR but supposedly approved for tubeless while not marketed that way by Panaracer) and a Crossmark rear, The Rampage is a tank and I have high confidence. The Crossmark is really supple and I have to admit has made a nice rear tire...but I am still a little skep on that so I run it rear only. Pretty safe combo. (Yellow tape only of course for all stans rim setups.)

I run my wide rims with tubes for winter, so done experimenting with tubeless for a few months now. Likely stick with TLR plus the Rampage in the spring...enough tread patterns out there and I like the peace of mind. No guarantees I know, but, I am happy with my past results.
 

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Yellow tape.

Nevegal, Rampage, Saguaro, Ignitor, any TLR no problem

Stout....forget it.
 

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Stan's Flow and Arch, yellow tape only with Weirwolf 2.55, Ignitor, Exiwolf, XDX. I run the WW at 24 -25 psi. No problems at all.
 

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Eh? Why's that? They are working great front and rear on my Flow's.
They fit too loose and blow off. I like the tire, just not tubeless.
 

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I've got the Flows with yellow tape and have run Rampages without any problems - front and rear... Just make sure to check them every couple months, as stans dries out in CO quickly.
 
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