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Old 17-07-2017
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why run low pressure in front tyres?
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Like to support Australian tyre distributors. And I've got crappy body positioning and don't get over the front enough.

The lower pressure gives me a bit more grip and confidence. I don't run then soft any more.

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I must admit I have had the mentioned flats before from the rim lock. But it was on a Michelin MH3 80/100 - softer rubber and slimmer profile. Since changing to a larger tyre I've had no repeats.

I usually run 8psi up front. Last ride in some rocky stuff I ran 6psi and it held up ok.

So I'm attributing the flats to the skinnier tyre. But tubliss should fix this so you have choice.
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I had never ending dramas with front tubliss on my old gassy, could never get it to work with any combination of tyres new liners sealants etc... Got the shits and threw it out.
The rear however has about 21,000k's on it and never any issues.
I have bought a brand new kit to go in the Tm's front when I put the new Dunlop mx3s on. There are definitely some tyres that don't work well with tubliss despite the manufacturers claims.
I really like the idea of mousses but I just can't get over the heavy dead feeling in the front.
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Make sure you don't do the rim lock up to tight as this can increase the chance of puncturing by the rimlock. I just do it up snug and less then the instructions.
Also run 10 psi for normal riding and 12-14psi if your fast or on faster rides with a tough tyre. Metzeler 6 day fronts work very well in all terrain (except super wet clay and slop),don't shred side knobs and are fairly tough.
If your a smash through everything type rider that doesn't back off then go moose front for sure.
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On a recent ride I heard a comment from another rider as we were repairing a near new front tyre that got holed at the TuBliss rimlock, that the hard plastic corners of the TuBliss rimlocks actually puncture the tyre from inside...sounds like this is a confirmed/known failure then...
not sure what you are on about the rim lock is metal, i have never holed a tubliss inner core tube from the raised plastic.

the metal rim lock holes the tires from inside out, lower pressures are not the whole issue, but lower the pressure more the tire hits the rim lock, i am think about removing the rimlock all together, but that does not help the thorn issue.

I have used 80/100 starcoss and last tire was a larger tire wider and higher, bridy 203 is the only tire that did not hole throu.

i am just over tubliss issues in the front, Gen1 never sealed well always required slime, Gen 2 better but due to the lower profile front they hole easier, so up the pressure right!!! well the point of tubliss is running lower pressure for extra grip if it suits the tire.
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corrected..(metal, not plastic)

I don't run TuBliss on fronts myself so I'm asking if it is a known issue that the metal rimlock corners might be cutting through tyres from the inside as Im hearing mixed feedback
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Maybe try rounding off the corners of the rimlock with a file so they aren't pointed and sharp. Worth a try.
Starcross fronts do hole easier then other tyres but work really well at 12 psi or even higher,so no need to go lower i've found. Great gripping tyre but unfortunately they do puncture easily with tubliss and are more suited to uhd or moose tubes.
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I have heard that too from a fair few customers who have tried the starcross, puncture very easily but seal and fit very easily with tubliss. i have found dunlops rarely puncture but i have had a hard time getting them to seal. The stock mitas on the tm seal up straight away with no leaks with just a bit of amour all or lanolin and seem very puncture resistant.
i will post my findings on the new dunlop 3s when i fit it up.
On a similar note i have never found slime to seal up anything even the tiniest
of pinholes. It only helps to find the leak easily so you can jam a rope plug in it.
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Pity really as I really wanted to try the starcross's out..
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