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Hey guys. Im trying to figure out if I can use the new Minion 3c compound tires as a tubeless configuration with mavic 823's. It's a tubeless rim, but not a tubeless tire as far as I can see. Will this work? Or will i have to stick to super tacky? Thanks!
 

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acdcfan1283 said:
Hey guys. Im trying to figure out if I can use the new Minion 3c compound tires as a tubeless configuration with mavic 823's. It's a tubeless rim, but not a tubeless tire as far as I can see. Will this work? Or will i have to stick to super tacky? Thanks!
I have not done this but DaveP has for some time now succesfully.He is not using 823's but 5.1's with stans setup.I do however plan to on 721's with stans.
 

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Im running the 3c with stans and no issues, it seals extremely well. Enough so that it could probably be used without stans.
Id use stans anywase!!!!!
 

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BTW they hook up extremely well in the rough stuff! Best tires to date Ive ridden...
i currently have the michelin dh24s set up (well, as of now 1 dh24) and im tired of running htem because ive had 2 of them get pierced through the top tube with 35 psi running in them and im tired of having that happen. and they slip sometimes, so these should be much better
 

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I have not done this but DaveP has for some time now succesfully.He is not using 823's but 5.1's with stans setup.I do however plan to on 721's with stans.
SIngle plys (60a not 3C) on the 5.1....

3Cs on 721s with stans no problem. They do seem to loose pressure slowly over time....a month in the garage over the winter and they were ~flat..but few pump strokes and they are ready to go again. Certainly not a day-to-day issue as they seemed to not lose pressure on that time scale....and I usually adjust PSI based on daily riding conditions.

They seem to hold up considerably better than the supertackys (only thing avail in UST)...no chunking or entire knobs torn off :thumbsup:
 

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i currently have the michelin dh24s set up (well, as of now 1 dh24) and im tired of running htem because ive had 2 of them get pierced through the top tube with 35 psi running in them and im tired of having that happen. and they slip sometimes, so these should be much better
I dont think you will find the Maxxis tires any more puncture resistant than Mich (ran nothing but Mich for years)...but the DHF tread is very good (ditch the DHR run DHF front and rear!!) and IMO that is Mich's only weakness....a lack of tread variety (well that and they are french, so their tire descriptions are cryptic at best).

For your 24, my guess is that you are noticing a lack of traction of some intermediate/soft/little mud terrain? If so, cut off the secondary side knob (the little conjoined knob attached to every other side knob). This will add a good deal of side/cornering grip on anything not hardpack. I do this to ALL my 24s.
 

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SIngle plys (60a not 3C) on the 5.1....

3Cs on 721s with stans no problem. They do seem to loose pressure slowly over time....a month in the garage over the winter and they were ~flat..but few pump strokes and they are ready to go again. Certainly not a day-to-day issue as they seemed to not lose pressure on that time scale....and I usually adjust PSI based on daily riding conditions.

They seem to hold up considerably better than the supertackys (only thing avail in UST)...no chunking or entire knobs torn off :thumbsup:
good good. because ive got a super tacky high roller and it got destroyed in one weekend. all the knobs looked like they were cut in half heheh
 

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are u guys just running the non-ust tire with the ust rim and stans or are u doing a ghetto as well?
Just the non ust tire on the rim with stans. The whole special bead nonsense is WAY overstated. The beads of most DH tires are already super tight and there isn't much of a difference in shape. They might not be quite as smooth but stans seals them up nicely. The main difference to UST tires is in the casing. I've never found the casing of a nice double ply Maxxis or Kenda DH tire to be insufficient at all, especially when filled with stans. Another little known fact is non UST tires have lots of tiny perforations in the casing. Stans takes care of that. It's also nice to save an additional 200-300 grams over a UST casing tire.
 

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bullcrew said:
BTW they hook up extremely well in the rough stuff! Best tires to date Ive ridden...
No schit!

Even noticably better than the ST version. It's scary how far you can lean over on the 3C on loose off-camber turns. IMO, no other tire comes even close to the insane lateral grip of these AND still roll as fast.
 

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Agreed ! There has been no other tire on the market that I have tried that grips like the 3c. Here in Az most of what we ride is loose over hardpack and its a mixture of sand ,pea gravel to loose rocks. No other tire allows me to grab corners like the 3c . I can rail corners super hard and always have confindence in the tires. Give me a slightly tacky surface and I am in heaven . Although I do go thru 2 rears to every front .
 

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yeah, the 3c is great for az. i am on my second set with stans on non-ust 325 (i think) rims.

here is the weird thing....if you run 3c tires with stans (i just mounted a new one a couple of days ago) you will likely notice some dark purple/black fluid coming from around the rim where the bead seats. i talked to my LBS and the wrench (Fish) told me that it was the Stans breaking down the rubber of the tire. it was enough to drip onto my garage floor, not a lot, just a couple of spots. he said that it was nothing to be concerned with. i thought i was leaking brake fluid at first. just wanted to give the heads up cause i mildly freaked when i saw it, thinking my brakes were shot.
 
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