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Originally Posted by dog botherer View Post
Sorry for the late reply. I had this problem and spoke to Jeff at Neutech who couldnt care less and tried to fob me off saying he had never heard about it before (nice customer service Jeff when a google search showed it to be a common complaint)

I had a closer look, and definitely is the corner of the rimlock rubbing where the corner touches the tyre. This will happen on a soft wall tyre like the starcross, less likely on dunlops etc. It will happen even if running 10-12psi, just will take longer

Sat down and thought for a while, had to buy a new tyre (thanks Neutech for not being helpful) and then ground off the corners of the rimlock.

When doing so, ensure that the contact patch of the metal rimlock that has ridges on it only has the top (section AWAY from the metal rim) 3 or 4mm rounded off all along the length. This removes the sharp corner and edge from contacting the sidewall of the tyre when compressed, but still provides the rimlock capability. Also, definitely do the rimlock up to spec torque

Since doing that, I now run my front, (still a starcross) at 5-7psi and havent had a problem in 2000km. Before I ground it down, I had only done 350km before the first split

Just in case anyone isnt clear. Neutech were not in the slightest helpful, and tried to weasel out of the problem. Thumbs up for the product, thumbs down for afterservice


Thanks for that. I might remove the tyre to touch up the rim lock.
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maybe just don't do your rim lock up very tight. never had a problem here. all i run are michy starcross
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