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    Quote Originally Posted by marcski View Post
    They are o.k. Really better for the road, where its difficult to get a minipump that will give you 110 lbs of pressure. It's not too hard to pump up a mtn tire to 40 lbs. You have to be careful about being certain that the tube is set properly in the wheel...before pumping up with the CO2. I've seen someone get a blowout from pumping them up with the cartridge.
    ok so its best to 75% fill the tire..then finish with a pump

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    It's kinda funny, the White Memorial trail map on bikerag shows only trails in the area that you're talking about, which is completely outside of the White Memorial property.
    That's where I must have saw it and yeah, I noticed that too.

    Quote Originally Posted by powhunter View Post
    ok so its best to 75% fill the tire..then finish with a pump
    Based on seeing Brian do it, it seems like it only gets you to 75% under a single charge anyway.
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Based on seeing Brian do it, it seems like it only gets you to 75% under a single charge anyway.
    It gets to that 75% way faster than a hand pump though.
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    I always thought you had to use tubeless tires either way, interesting. I've never really given much thought to the idea, but if I keep getting pinch flats I might have to consider it.
    Ive been using tubless since 01. You seem to get a little more tire travel as well. Smoothness. Have not gottena flat since I have been on them. Good thing cause I dont carry anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    That's where I must have saw it and yeah, I noticed that too.



    Based on seeing Brian do it, it seems like it only gets you to 75% under a single charge anyway.
    I only carry a hand pump. I just don't like the idea of carrying explosive canisters in my back pack. I really don;t mind the extra minute or two it may take to pump up the tire with a pump. I mean how often do you get flats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjf67 View Post
    Ive been using tubless since 01. You seem to get a little more tire travel as well. Smoothness. Have not gottena flat since I have been on them. Good thing cause I dont carry anything.
    Do you run UST, or Stan's

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    I only carry a hand pump. I just don't like the idea of carrying explosive canisters in my back pack. I really don;t mind the extra minute or two it may take to pump up the tire with a pump. I mean how often do you get flats?
    I don't worry about the canisters exploding, they're pretty robust. The reason that I carry one, aside from the fact that I got it free as a gift, is that it fits in the small bike bag I keep under my seat. I also keep a tube, tire levers, a multi-tool, and some chain links in it. I think of it as my bare essentials to get myself out of trouble if needed. That way I can take off for a ride without my pack if I want to and not worry about getting stuck. In my pack I keep another tube, a pump, and a patch kit (it's light, cheap insurance). Is all that stuff needed for every ride, especially shorter ones? No. But I like keeping all my stuff packed and ready to go so that I don't forget anything if I do head out for a longer ride.
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    Do you run UST, or Stan's
    My rims were made for tubeless. I think that is what you mean. Other than loosin air while it sitting around i don't see any other minus about them

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    I don't worry about the canisters exploding, they're pretty robust. The reason that I carry one, aside from the fact that I got it free as a gift, is that it fits in the small bike bag I keep under my seat. I also keep a tube, tire levers, a multi-tool, and some chain links in it. I think of it as my bare essentials to get myself out of trouble if needed. That way I can take off for a ride without my pack if I want to and not worry about getting stuck. In my pack I keep another tube, a pump, and a patch kit (it's light, cheap insurance). Is all that stuff needed for every ride, especially shorter ones? No. But I like keeping all my stuff packed and ready to go so that I don't forget anything if I do head out for a longer ride.
    I bring my camelback along every ride. Beside carrying my repair gear, it is the only way I can bring water on a ride. My bike does not have any place for a water bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    I bring my camelback along every ride. Beside carrying my repair gear, it is the only way I can bring water on a ride. My bike does not have any place for a water bottle.
    My bikes have water bottle cages, so I don't need the pack for water.. The fact is that I always have my pack on, I just like having the option of not needing it. That and I'm the type of guy that always packs too much stuff in general (but usually still manage to forget something ).

    I'm not trying to say that you or anyone else should carry a CO2 system, just trying to explain why I do...

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