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  1. #1
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    Anyone running Tubliss?

    Thinking about ditching the conventional tubes on my next tire change. Anyone have any experience with this system?

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    Re: Anyone running Tubliss?

    I got WAY more flats running tubeless than I ever did running tubes. WAY more. Example - I got five (count 'em - FIVE) front tire flats when running tubeless before even making it to half tire life (read a few months of riding). By comparison, I had maybe around 3~4 front tire flats in several years of riding the same trails using standard tubes where most were pinch flats.

    I now run ultra heavy duty tubes made by Bridgestone (and I think Michelin makes ultra heavy duty tubes as well). (knocking on wood)....Haven't had a flat since going that route. The steering is noticeably heavier (not bad, but noticeable). But its a trade-off I have been very happy making.


    It's important for me to note that where I ride mostly is very rocky and many sharps rocks. Most all the flats I get are cuts, rather than punctures. Slime doesn't work so well with cuts.
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    Re: Anyone running Tubliss?

    Slow east coat woods theyíre fantastic. Much smoother, and less kick. You will climb hills you never could before. Especially with wet rocks. I donít see any point to run them in the front though. And dry dusty west coast may not be that great. Try it. I havenít had a flat in 3 years, but some people are just flat magnets regardless. First installation will be frustrating. After the learning curve is over, tire changes will be comically easy
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  4. #4
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    Re: Anyone running Tubliss?

    I have a couple of riding friends that run tubless and love it, but they have all still had flats but can ride them back to
    the truck to plug and go again.

    I just recently went to mouuse bibs in both front and rear and really like them. About the same weight as the Ultra Heavy duty tubes but never have to worry about flats
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    Re: Anyone running Tubliss?

    Michelin, Metzler, Bridgestone, IRC - all make heavy tubes IIRC.

    I was going to suggest the Bib mousse also - but it is pricey...

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    Re: Anyone running Tubliss?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve516 View Post
    Michelin, Metzler, Bridgestone, IRC - all make heavy tubes IIRC.
    "Ultra" is the key word here. All of the above mentioned heavy duty tubes are not as heavy duty is one might expect. Failures using "heavy duty" tubes is what drove me to try the Tubliss system.

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    Re: Anyone running Tubliss?

    Quote Originally Posted by zrx24 View Post
    "Ultra" is the key word here. All of the above mentioned heavy duty tubes are not as heavy duty is one might expect. Failures using "heavy duty" tubes is what drove me to try the Tubliss system.
    What kind of pressures are you running? Were all your flats due to punctures or pinch flats?
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    Re: Anyone running Tubliss?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tacmedic View Post
    What kind of pressures are you running? Were all your flats due to punctures or pinch flats?
    With the "standard" heavy duty tubes, most were pinch flats when running around 9 ~ 9.5 psi. Eventually I ended up running around 14 psi on the front to prevent pinch flats, which is how I improved my skills to recover from front end slides.

    With the ULTRA heavy duty tubes I am able to run the 9 ~ 9.5 psi up front as I desire. The Tubliss system allowed me to run those desired pressures as well (anything below 8.5 psi gets squirrelly where I usually ride), but punctures (cuts, more specifically) became a very serious problem. I was usually able to repair the tire by patching inside. But the regularity of flats is what drove me to the ultra heavy duty tubes. Again, I ride in very rocky terrain. So your riding conditions may yield entirely different results.

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    Re: Anyone running Tubliss?

    I think tire choice makes a big difference as well. I run a fairly hard tire and seem to avoid flats. I keep them at 12-13 PSI front and 9-10 PSI rear. That can change slightly depending where I'm riding that day. I have an Ultra heavy duty tube in the back and heavy duty up front. Mixed bag of terrain around here, from soupy mud to shale rock with everything in between.
    Maxxis extra heavy duty tubes.....

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  10. #10
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    Re: Anyone running Tubliss?

    I am running the Mouuse both front and rear now and it only took a ride or two to adapt to the feel, but I do love not thinking about a puncture or pinch flat when bashing through the sharp rock or Cactus around here

    I was dreading the install after reading some install reviews but watched a video from a guy I met on a ride who is a AA class Enduro guy his method made it fairly easy

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    Re: Anyone running Tubliss?

    From a thread I started in 2014...

    I know it's been 3-1/2 years since the last post on this thread, but I just came across this in the October 2018 Dirt Bike magazine...

    www.tubesaddle.com

    Approx. 6oz each, as low as 8psi for better traction, almost 50% lower price than Bib Mousse or Tubliss, and there's a step-by-step video on their website

    It has a 5-star rating from MXA, and was product of the year in Dirt Rider

    The competitors...

    www.tubliss.com

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