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Storm was rolling in to the north.

Dreaded tire rip which 2 tubes later had me walking to the highway.

Other pics taken while either fixing ongoing flats or walking out.




 

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eatsleepbikes said:
gotta love those rides that turn into a short ride with a long walk/jog back to the car.
Truely. In my 8 or so years of riding this was the first time I had to walk out and overall it was still a pretty good ride.
 

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me too - photo addition

Nice Lunchbox. Bummer on your rampage, I did this to my rear stout while riding my fs 29er at Pueblo today. I think going down waterfall :confused:
Synthetic rubber Tread Freezing Ice Glove

I switched from stan's to caffelatex sealant. Kind of mixed on it- can't say whether it's better or worse than stan's. The gash in the sidewall is about 1/2" on exterior it'll be interesting to see how big it is inside. Ze caffelatex slowed the leak down but it just wouldn't seal. I was able to make it back but had to stop twice to pump up.
Fortunately I brought a second bike. Been meaning to ride this thing on something other than snow.
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One of the reasons I bought this - brake mount on the chainstay pretty cool no more easy sliding slider dropouts due to braking forces.
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I think Al can be my pal (aluminums take on the steel is real cliche?)
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2 hrs on my Sultan 4 hours on my singlespeed, beautiful day -rode in my shorts the whole time. Time travelled well spent but look forward to riding Hall Ranch one of these days.
 

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6 hrs. or riding at Pueblo you probably rode it all and then some. That trail system has me dreaming of a SS. Probably not rigid but something more back friendly like the Milk Money.
I'm also torn (horrible pun) on what the best tire solution is for those rocks. This is my second Panaracer tear running tubeless so running tubed may help that a bit giving the sidewalls/tread a little more stiffness. But I've also had tons of thorn/goat head holes that Stan's has sealed right up. Maybe running some Stans inside a tube is the solution for that trail.
 

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Curtezyflush said:
I'm also torn (horrible pun) on what the best tire solution is for those rocks. This is my second Panaracer tear running tubeless so running tubed may help that a bit giving the sidewalls/tread a little more stiffness. But I've also had tons of thorn/goat head holes that Stan's has sealed right up. Maybe running some Stans inside a tube is the solution for that trail.
I also ripped both of my Rampages, good tires but thin sidewall. Try the Ardent 2.4's, even better traction and has sidewall protection, been running mine tubeless since summer and no issues, around 820g's so even lighter than Rampage w/tube.
 

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yep that's what I have on my Scandal- 2.4 ardents they held up yesterday. Not really 2.4s though, my stouts were still bigger. If ardents hold up worthy replacement. Pro- less weight faster rolling Con- not as much traction as stout, I haven't reallly tested sidewall, sidewall kind of baloons out and is exposed on my dt tk7.1 rims. Only if they made the high roller in 29
 

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I didn't like the Stout, heavy and didn't seal up tubeless for me, I had to refill with air before every ride even after multiple refills with Stans.

As far as traction the 2.4 Ardent is on par in my experience, the staggered knob pattern on the Stout was not great in loose cond's, better in hardpack or on rock tho. Volume wise my 2.4 Ardents are bigger, but the Stout has a bit more knobbage.

edit: mine are on Flow rims so that might be the diff
 

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This is funny... I ended up hoofing it from voodoo out to the highway due to me forgetting a tube and patches on our ride on New Years Eve. Man that was stoopid!

Some of that shale is like razor. I dont know if there is a tire that could be considerd Pueblo Proof!
 

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Some of that shale is like razor. I dont know if there is a tire that could be considerd Pueblo Proof!
My Kujos have held up fine on multiple Pueblo runs (as well they should considering their weight :)).
 

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The new 29er Ardent 2.4's with the sidewalls protection rule down there. I have been using mine for at least 15-20 times down there, and all I ride is the nasty shite. On rare occasions the tread pattern isn't quite deep enough, but those sidewalls are the bomb!

I can't imagine going up some of those steep canyons (Freeride, Rattlesnake, etc) on a single speed, stout!

I was down there today, and they had gotten a micro dusting, so everything was fine, except the lower wood ramp below the rock roller on Freeride was slick! Went down Water Tower trail for the first time, very rad (a bit dirty), and those stairs at the end were a pain!
 

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The new 29er Ardent 2.4's with the sidewalls protection rule down there. I have been using mine for at least 15-20 times down there, and all I ride is the nasty shite. On rare occasions the tread pattern isn't quite deep enough, but those sidewalls are the bomb!

I can't imagine going up some of those steep canyons (Freeride, Rattlesnake, etc) on a single speed, stout!

I was down there today, and they had gotten a micro dusting, so everything was fine, except the lower wood ramp below the rock roller on Freeride was slick! Went down Water Tower trail for the first time, very rad (a bit dirty), and those stairs at the end were a pain!
Thanks for the recommendation on the Ardent - I've torn sidewalls on every non-UST tire I've ever run tubeless in Pueblo! And yes - the stairs on Water Tower are spaced precisely one wheelbase apart! buh-BUMP, buh-BUMP, buh-Bump......ad nauseum....

OP - glad to see you're still enjoying the 'Box! - I still miss it!
 
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