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Why did cush core have to be so good?

Dec. 5, 2020, 6:16 a.m.
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Posted by: mrbrett

I thought I would weigh in on Tannus tubeless, and they're great so far. Lightweight, good support, not bad to install, and importantly fairly affordable. 

I like them. Would buy again.

Yes. So far the Tannus tubeless I have in the rear of my hardtail has been a pleasant surprise. I haven't rushed to install the 2nd one in the front tire, but I am enjoying being able to ride that rear much harder than I have in the past with no issues from pinch flats or rim dings.

Dec. 5, 2020, 7:23 a.m.
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Posted by: thaaad

What pressure are you guys running?

Lot of variables. 

Currently a lazy blob of jello, about 200 lbs. In current gelatinous state on a hardtail:

Rear: Exo+, 27mm rim, Tannus tubeless, 19psi

Front: exo, same otherwise, 17psi

Haven't felt the rim bottom yet. Also haven't looked at the inserts so maybe riddled with holes? Either way, it feels good. 

When I first got the inserts I tried some low pressure testing just riding around the neighborhood and I think at 10 psi you start to get into some weird tire dynamics. 

At 5 psi I could limp off the trail if I was careful. 

No idea about run flat, but I'd rather not if possible. 

I hadn't even tried Tannus before this so I wanted to try some stuff out. Had tried a buddy's bike with cushcore but didn't try this number of things out for obvious reasons.

Dec. 21, 2020, 9:15 a.m.
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Been running the Tannus tubeless now for a couple of weeks. They work surprisingly well, you can run super low pressure without fear of dinging your rims. Climbing is so much better, difference in rolling resistance feels negligible.

The worst part of the system was getting the damn bead to seat, but thanks to Chaz @ Cove who helped me, I can confidently (with help) install again. If you are considering unless your built like a brick ***house I suggest you employee a friend to help.


 Last edited by: blacksheep on Dec. 21, 2020, 9:16 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Dec. 21, 2020, 10:57 a.m.
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Tannus update, after some riding:

They look untouched

Managed to remove with my bare hands (w/EXO+ casing)

Do not appear to have soaked up any sealant

10/10 in my books

Dec. 21, 2020, 10:11 p.m.
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where's everybody getting their tannus inserts from?

Dec. 22, 2020, 5:13 a.m.
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Posted by: syncro

where's everybody getting their tannus inserts from?

I ordered direct from Tannus in the US.

Dec. 22, 2020, 5:39 a.m.
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I just noticed a new shop in west kelowna carries them, Smith Creek Cycle. I haven’t ordered yet to see shipping costs but it can’t be worse than direct from Tannus

https://www.smithcreekcycle.ca/tannus-inserts.html?id=56643393&quantity=1

Edit: just checked shipping and it’s Canada post for $10. That’s cheaper than the gas I would spend to drive down to them from Vernon.


 Last edited by: Poz on Dec. 22, 2020, 5:41 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Dec. 22, 2020, 8:58 a.m.
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Posted by: Poz

I just noticed a new shop in west kelowna carries them, Smith Creek Cycle. I haven’t ordered yet to see shipping costs but it can’t be worse than direct from Tannus

https://www.smithcreekcycle.ca/tannus-inserts.html?id=56643393&quantity=1

Edit: just checked shipping and it’s Canada post for $10. That’s cheaper than the gas I would spend to drive down to them from Vernon.

Let me know what you think. I run CC in my hardtail but nothing on my fully. But this might be a good fit for my fully

Dec. 22, 2020, 9:26 a.m.
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Trek dealers seem to have them in stock. Got mine from Ridley's in Calgary. ~$70 each and free shipping at $100. Don't know what the connection is between Trek and Tannus.

Shipping right from Tannus was insane to Canada.


 Last edited by: mrbrett on Dec. 22, 2020, 9:29 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Dec. 22, 2020, 2:12 p.m.
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Posted by: heathen

Posted by: Poz

I just noticed a new shop in west kelowna carries them, Smith Creek Cycle. I haven’t ordered yet to see shipping costs but it can’t be worse than direct from Tannus

https://www.smithcreekcycle.ca/tannus-inserts.html?id=56643393&quantity=1

Edit: just checked shipping and it’s Canada post for $10. That’s cheaper than the gas I would spend to drive down to them from Vernon.

Let me know what you think. I run CC in my hardtail but nothing on my fully. But this might be a good fit for my fully

I have no basis to compare against as I’ve never used any and it’ll be going on a new bike with 29” wheels which are new to me. So all new variables. 

My rear does tend to squirm a lot though so if it fixes that I’ll be happy.

Dec. 27, 2020, 8:41 p.m.
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RJD services (auto repair shop with owners that ride) in North Van stocks Tannus. Call ahead and check if they've got what you need.

Jan. 2, 2021, 6:59 p.m.
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well, that tire lever met its matchE-13 enduro casing tire and E-13 rim.....never thought I'd snap this thing


 Last edited by: HeyZeus on Jan. 2, 2021, 7 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Jan. 4, 2021, 4:38 p.m.
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Posted by: HeyZeus

well, that tire lever met its matchE-13 enduro casing tire and E-13 rim.....never thought I'd snap this thing

That is impressive. I am surprised the E-13 rim didn't break with that kind of force.

Jan. 7, 2021, 1:24 p.m.
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I ordered direct from Tannus yesterday morning around 10:00am. The inserts were delivered to me in Vancouver MINUTES AGO by DHL. They were shipped from Utah. Verrrrrrrrry impressive. And my all in cost was $177.83 CAD, which is $13.00 cheaper than it would have been to order from the bike shop in Kelowna noted above. 

Now to see how they ride compared to Cushcore Pro...

Jan. 7, 2021, 5:51 p.m.
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I accidental rode my cushcore with 9 PSI in the front and 14 in the rear last weekend in the pouring rain and it was honestly fucking awesome.

Granted I only rode like 35 minutes of easy blues,  but it still felt amazing ha ha.

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