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Old 07-07-2016, 03:04 AM
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How's the Mason doing for you?
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Old 07-07-2016, 02:43 PM
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How's the Mason doing for you?
So far so good, I honestly have a good deal of improving to do to be able to take advantage of what this bike can do. The 27.5+ thing still gives me this "bizarro world" feeling of "how do I have this much traction all the time" haha.

You can certainly feel a bit of drag on asphalt/hard road surfaces due the increased surface area and lower tire pressures, yet its still manageable. It just wants to be pushed hard. I'm so happy I went with this over the Overdrive series. Where the trail does the 3.5" tires though, I can see myself going with something more like a 3.0" when these tires wear out.

You have the 29er version right?
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Old 07-11-2016, 01:48 AM
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Yessir.

Still getting used to the 29" wheel set after decades on 26". Feels like I'm riding up in the trees compared to my old bike... But the whole setup works really, really well.

I have a 2.2" on the back, switched the stock Kenda to a Conti Mountain King for a bit better mixed use around here. I think I'll stay on the 2.2 unless we get some decent snow and need a bit better bite.

I'm also a good way from pushing the limits of the bike, but look forward to getting there.
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Hit up trails around Mt Pigsah in Northborough Ma last night... fun ride, huge variety of terrain, but I think the roots did me in and got my first pinch flat and had no spare w/ me (I knew this day would come) but I think I'm just gonna go tubeless as the rims are pre-taped and the tires are compatible.

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Looks like a fun place!
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Finally resolved the tire tonight. Took $35 of supplies and about 30 min (including a test run w no sealant to confirm the process. Soaped the rim to confirm no leaks and *knock on wood* we look good!

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Nice!

I toy with the idea of going tubeless, but then you have to carry a spare tube in case of a flat on the trail... Or has someone come up with a easy/quick way to fix a flat tubeless?

Unless you're street riding, might pull off the wheel reflectors so they don't become trail trash.
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Nice!

I toy with the idea of going tubeless, but then you have to carry a spare tube in case of a flat on the trail... Or has someone come up with a easy/quick way to fix a flat tubeless?

Unless you're street riding, might pull off the wheel reflectors so they don't become trail trash.
Yeah I've been meaning to pull them, just been lazy.. From what I understand, you can essentially "plug" a tubless tire the same way you would a car tire if you get a flat..

Global Mountain Bike Network- How To Repair Tubeless MTB Flats Fix Your Mountain Bike Tubeless Tyres
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True - a plug would work.

Is it common to break the bead away from the rim?
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True - a plug would work.

Is it common to break the bead away from the rim?
not at all, it was actually surprisingly difficult to pry it off deflated, let alone having it fully unseat (unless damaged). I've read of many people going from getting a pinch flat every 4-6 rides to going 4-5 years without a flat.

only time will tell. Oddly the wheel feels like it is forming to the ground better during my test ride, but I don't know if thats fact or perception. also time will tell on my next full ride.
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Cool... That makes me think I want to do the deed and switch.
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