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Matt is an endurance nut who loves big rides and big events. Former full time racer and 24hr event specialist but now happy riding off-road on gravel bikes or XC mountain bikes and exploring the mountains and hills of Mid Wales.

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5 months 6 days ago

i have these exact tyres and cheated in last years cross season by using them (max size by the book is 33..) but if your 19th or 23rd place, doesnt matter. Like the grip but they inflated on mavic rims tubless with a track pump so wouldnt agree with the review there.

5 months 6 days ago

Joe Totale wrote:
Interesting. I've used WTB gravel tyres in the past and had no problems with tubeless set up. I like their grip and ride quality but you're correct in that the puncture protection is non existent, I soon got fed up of rides with several punctures. I'd be interested to try these out these tyres if the puncture issue is sorted. 
I love my Riddler 700x45s. They came with the bike, and never having had knobbly tyres I probably would not have chosen them otherwise, worried that they'd sound like a Land-rover on tarmac. But they are great, and only two punctures in over 1000 miles. Both times little needle-like thorns, probably firethorn. I run them with inner tubes. Only problem has been seating them on the WTB rims. In the end talc was the answer.
5 months 6 days ago

Interesting. I've used WTB gravel tyres in the past and had no problems with tubeless set up. I like their grip and ride quality but you're correct in that the puncture protection is non existent, I soon got fed up of rides with several punctures. I'd be interested to try these out these tyres if the puncture issue is sorted. 

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