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AmericanTemplar

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Personally, I think that the traction gained from knobs on a gravel/CX bike are overstated in most cases, with exception being mud and grass, as Chas says.  Even then, without a tread, there is nothing to clog. 

On MTB's with wide bars, lots of standover and dropper posts, you lean the bike harder than you do on a CX/gravel bike where the positioning makes it more such that you are locked into place and on top of the bike than in the bike and separate from it.  The bigger tires with bigger, stiffer knobs on MTB's have a much greater effect on cornering traction on a MTB than the tiny little knobs on CX/gravel tires from what I can tell.  Not to mention, slicks corner way better on pavement, which is more important to me, given road speeds, and the greater chance of things being ugly if you go down on the road.  Also, I would rather have the 38mm of space that I have on my "gravel bike" be full of air volume than knob volume. 


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Simplemind - I ran Resolutes for Trans Iowa. As soon as I got home I switched back to the Gravel Kings that started this thread. If I lived in the mid west I would run a gravel king SK or Resolute every day. Here in SC I can run GK slicks on every thing from dirt roads to fast group rides (20+ mph) without switching tires. They are my go to tires.
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Before adding anymore sealant to the tire (10oz!), pump it up and check for leaks submerging it under water. If any bubbles show, there's your leak. When removing or installing the tire, make sure the beads are in the center channel.

I've done that and couldn't see any bubbles. It's frustrating because the rear wheel is perfect.

Maybe I just need to re-do the front? I only used one layer of Stan's tape -- maybe that's why?

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Volsung

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I've had fat bike tape slip before.  I told my friend before lending it to him and he thought he could fix it by just adding more and more sealant.

 

It was so heavy by the time I got it back and it still wasn't sealed.

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I've had fat bike tape slip before.  I told my friend before lending it to him and he thought he could fix it by just adding more and more sealant.

It was so heavy by the time I got it back and it still wasn't sealed.



I had to re-do the wheel. Two layers of Stan's tape and some fresh sealant seem to be holding so far.

I'm almost out of Stan's so I ordered some Orange Seal Endurance for the next go-round.

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Anyone else have abnormalities in their tires?  I mounted up my friend's 38s and there's an air pocket between the tread and the casing.  It looks fine from the inside of the tire.

 

My mechanic says it's nothing to worry about but I'm kinda worried it'll tear and rip away.

 

Just as an update he's still running this tire and the wart has flattened out.  He has the replacement tire just in case though.

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