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Old 17-08-2010
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Would you be better of taking along a standard front tube? What's that kit weigh? Can you use that kit on a sidewall which I believe are pretty thin?
1. could do that as well

2. you cannabilise it and only take the bits you need (a couple of plugs, glue & tool)

3. sidewalls shouldn't be repaired (unsafe), but i suppose in an emergency to get home it may be worth a try
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Hey ggg. I like running lower pressures like 10/8 front/rear. Can you elaborate how "that rim clunk" is reduced. Im thinking low pressures = live with 'hearing' your rims.
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The Trelleborg T lock looks very much the same!

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Been looking at them for some time, great review ggg
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Good report thanks Dave, seem like they could be a good thing.
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these are a great idea

they are heavier than the standard tubes/rimlocks

tubliss is about 180 gm heavier at front and 125gm heavier at rear

not much to worry about but if you're looking to reduce weight its good to know.
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I'm assuming that the system works with retreads as long as there is no hole in the sidewall? Can anyone confirm or otherwise?
If you do get a tear in the tyre, how do you fix it on the trail? Fit a normal tube? Squirt in some tyre sealant?
If it's lighter - I'm interested!
It is lighter, but thats not the real bonus, if you got a tear in the side wall, it does not matter keep riding, the tyre is held on the rim by the tubliss set up and is fine with no pressure, if you wanted to fix the tear its easier to remove the tire on the trail than a tube setup and you would fit a inturnal tire patch same as a car tire if you felt the need, but the good thing about tubliss is you dont have to fix it on the trail, keep riding and fix it back at camp, the tire will not come off the rim. The performance of the tire will not be quiet as good with no pressure, unless the tear is very big you wont be bothered by rim knocks/ dents as well.

When you have a tube it doesnt push as hard against the rim say 15psi so when you hit a rock the tire moves off the bead and therefore the tire compresses and dents the rims. With tubliss there is 110psi of force around the whole rim/ so its a full rim lock which make the tire more ridig than a tube tire and it cannot compress as much or move at all off the rim, dents are far less likely even with a flat tire. see the web site for more info.
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Hey ggg. I like running lower pressures like 10/8 front/rear. Can you elaborate how "that rim clunk" is reduced. Im thinking low pressures = live with 'hearing' your rims.
i run 6 psi over rocks on a 450 no probs, see last post for answer or go to tubliss web site
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these are a great idea

they are heavier than the standard tubes/rimlocks

tubliss is about 180 gm heavier at front and 125gm heavier at rear

not much to worry about but if you're looking to reduce weight its good to know.
tubliss is lighter than HD tubes, front tubliss is same as thin front tube but still lighter than thin rear tube.

If you want balanced wheels there really is no weight saving as the tubliss set up needs more weight to balance as the rimlock and both valves are on the same side of the rim, so you need more weights to counter so at the end of it all its about the same.
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tubliss is lighter than HD tubes, front tubliss is same as thin front tube but still lighter than thin rear tube.

If you want balanced wheels there really is no weight saving as the tubliss set up needs more weight to balance as the rimlock and both valves are on the same side of the rim, so you need more weights to counter so at the end of it all its about the same.
if you include the rimlocks the tubliss front system is 180gm heavier than a std michy front and berg/ktm rimlock

for the 18" rear its 125gm heavier with tubliss.
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