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March 10, 2017, 8:21 a.m. -  Michael McCallum

Disclaimer: I haven't ridden the cushcore yet but I have installed it.   Things to note, the valves are short for those tall carbon rims out there but the longer ones are on their way.  The current valves work well with most rims though as long as they are not too tall.   The installation process is tricky at first but once you get the hang of it you can install the entire system in a matter of minutes.  Just follow the video closely the first time.  I found that it is very important to lube up the bead and really sink it down in the rim so as to give plenty of room to pull that last 8" over the rim.  Once the tire sealant is in the system any further tire changes are much easier since the sealant acts as a good lube.   When removing a tire you must do the same.  Really push that bead down into the rim to make room for the tire to be pulled out over the rim.   Must first tire sealed up super tight without sealant the first time.  It also held the air without leaking at all.  It made me wonder if I even needed sealant.  But I would still recommend the sealant.  Plus it makes any future tire changes much easier.  First ride will be this evening under the full moon.  Stay tuned.

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