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Cush Core in Canada

June 24, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
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mentally, i'm starting to buy in on this product. there seems to be enough reviews and testing espousing the virtues despite the weight. naturally, as a Cdn, the price is startling. anyone here using this yet and know of a dealer in BC?

June 24, 2017, 2:22 p.m.
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Have you considered an alternative like Huck Norris or Flat Tire Defender? They run about 70usd vs Cush Cores 150usd which is significant in my book.

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June 24, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
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i did. HN still looks to be a good option but the ride characteristics of CC sound amazing.

June 27, 2017, 6:36 a.m.
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Hey JBV,

what wheel size are you looking at? (27.5 or 29?) 

And which account is the one you´re actually using now? JBV or JBV2? Or is this someone different? 




June 27, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
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hey Franz. when NSMB changed the forum it messed with a lot of the names, looks like i'm just JBV. had to re register.  i just found out that HN is available at a shop in town and those guys are happy with it so i think i'll buy a set and put them in the rear of both bikes. it's mostly about rim protection. i've put a few bad but not fatal dings in the 650b rear rim and i don't want to have to replace a wheel. higher pressures and HN ought to do the trick, but nothing will work everywhere. many of our local trails are getting heavily eroded and shark fin rocks are appearing and one really has to be on to avoid them.  eventually i'll get CC for the rear of both bikes but i'll wait until they become locally available.  the ride quality (especially in the wet here) promises of CC sound reason enough. are you still loving PC or have you tried any of the new ones?

June 27, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
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I'm interested in HN myself- the price is reasonable and people seem to think good things of it.

June 27, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
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A buddy did a home made version of this, good things to say and didn't sound too hard with the right foam

June 28, 2017, 5:42 a.m.
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I still really dig the Procore stuff. It really prevents rim damage, makes tubeless setup effortless, absolutely prevents rolling and burping and maybe the biggest advantage: it absolutely improves the ride quality and traction of my bike.

That's less of a difference on bikepark like trails, but especially on rocky, slippery, rooty and wet terrain a Magic Mary with 15Psi in the outer chamber and a Rock Razor with 17psi on the rear are really fantastic.

And that's with no rolling and burping and practically zero risk of pinch flats.

I am curious about Cush Core though, what it does to rolling resistance etc.

Looks like a great product as well.

I'll be spending a six week vacation in British Columbia this year (arriving july 28th) and will be exploring Vancouver island this time. Let's meet up and have a ride together :)

I'll bring a Procore sample for you, if i don't exceed my luggage weight limit...

27.5" is good then?



July 18, 2019, 1:20 p.m.
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Posted by: Kevin26

A buddy did a home made version of this, good things to say and didn't sound too hard with the right foam

Kevin26 any more details on the homemade version ? 

What foam was used etc etc ?


July 18, 2019, 9:07 p.m.
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i'm using rimpact out back and very happy with it on all fronts.

July 19, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
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Or the Nukeproof ARD or the Vittoria Airliner. Both seem good but much lighter. The one from Panzer also looks promising but not currently available in Canada.

July 19, 2019, 8:55 a.m.
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I am about to install Rimpact inserts on my bike tomorrow...first time trying anything like it but it's so much cheaper than cushcore it's not even funny and lighter, but from what I have been reading not as we will see.

July 19, 2019, 9:20 a.m.
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Nukeproof ARD is quite affordable ($75 CAD for the set). I bought some but haven't been able to try them out yet. Will be curious to see how they work. Not a ton of info/reviews available online.

July 19, 2019, 11:29 a.m.
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huck norris works as advertised, really reduces the impacts on rocks.  ran it on the back of my HT, which i run pretty low air.  downside is the really hard impacts will cut the foam right thru.  so after a season there's a handful of places where if i hit again it won't do anything.

looking to go to something that lasts longer and reduces impacts even more.  i would try cushcore if not so $$$.  maybe the vittoria next?

July 19, 2019, 1:01 p.m.
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I just bought a set  of Cushcore from Fanatik in bham. They were 150USD for the set with valves. Up here i priced them at 140CAD each without the valves. Just threw them in the bed of the pickup on the way back, they look like the rest of the trash i have floating around back there...

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