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Thread: while we're talking tires...good compromise between gravel and slick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunyata View Post
    They are Nobby Nics, so notorious for their porous sidewalls.
    Did someone say porous?

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    Still haven't actually ridden them, but hozn's old wheels with Compass tires are finally on the bike. Can't say much other than that they look good right now, and I've learned how to do a little bit more bike maintenance type stuff. I did cause a leak dropping a wrench adjusting the front brake, but pumped it up, plugged the leak with my thumb like a little Dutch boy, and ten seconds later it seemed to have fixed itself. Definitely a little worried what that says about the sidewalls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Still haven't actually ridden them, but hozn's old wheels with Compass tires are finally on the bike. Can't say much other than that they look good right now, and I've learned how to do a little bit more bike maintenance type stuff. I did cause a leak dropping a wrench adjusting the front brake, but pumped it up, plugged the leak with my thumb like a little Dutch boy, and ten seconds later it seemed to have fixed itself. Definitely a little worried what that says about the sidewalls.

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    Yeah, they aren't very thick, though that hasn't been a problem for me in practice riding. (Similarly, I had a thorn that punctured the sidewall but then sealed up and was no further problem.).

    Those tires work well tubeless on those rims (which are a bit tight with other tires). I'm having a real struggle getting Compass tires to re-seat tubeless on my carbon rims, so I am slumming with tubes in those same tires right now. I'll try another couple tricks to get my Snoqualmie Pass tires to seat. They are just crazy loose ony rims.

    I am resisting getting a compressor. I feel strongly that it shouldn't be needed. But I like the Compass tires enough to consider it.

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