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The boyz on this forum know what they are talking about. Finally got some miles on my setup, WW 2.5 up front and Geax Sturdy 2.25 in back, which seems to be common with this group. After surfing on loose pumice rock in St. Helens and some time riding in Durango on loose stuff and roots here in the NW, the setup rocks. On the uphills the Sturdy digs in and on the downhills the WW is grabbing everything.

A side note, after my trip in Colorado, I developed some tiny little holes next to the rim in the tire, about 10-15 and are leaking air. They are not thorn holes. Anybody have any ideas how this happens?



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Yup. That is the combo for dry conditions.

As for the holes- nothing rough or sharp showing anywhere inside the casing or rim? The tube may have been pinched, twisted, or seated strangely so that it overstretched for a while. It could have also been a defective tube.
 

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Sorry should have clarified, the tire is the rear Sturdy that has the holes and I am running tubless.

Up front I am running a tube with the WW 2.5's.

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I think Kpicha experienced the exact thing you are describing, though with a different tire. I can't remember what the prob was. Perhaps search under her handle here to find it. It may have been debris stuck between the hook and bead eating the rubber or something. Insufficient coating inside the UST tire could do it too.
 

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Love 'em, but for the sake of trying something new, I recently switched to a Kenda 2.35 Blue Groove/Nevegal combo with great success, particularly the Nevegal which is a little more aggressive than the Sturdys in the loose stuff. The only down side has been the rate the tread is wearing. Verdict is still out on which will find more time on my bike.
 
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