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motif

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what long lasting mousses can you recommend?
« on: July 08, 2020, 01:34:46 PM »
especially for my sherco 300 se?
I'm riding slow technical stuff.
Never used mouses so maybe it's time to try
unless they're still crazy expensive.

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Re: what long lasting mousses can you recommend?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2020, 04:44:20 AM »
Nitro mousse seems to be the highest recommended mousse nowadays but out of stock everywhere . Iíve just bought golden tyre mousses for a try

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Re: what long lasting mousses can you recommend?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2020, 07:11:33 AM »
The Michelin blue box ones are much better than the original Michelins. I get about three tires out of them before theyre shot.

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Re: what long lasting mousses can you recommend?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2020, 07:04:44 AM »
I have used Michelin's and Nitro's and in my experience I prefer the Michelin's.  The Nitro's shrank and the tires wanted to come off the bead.  This was on 3 bikes with Nitro's.  The Michelin's didn't shrink.  In fact I recently installed a year old Michelin that I ran in Baja (a loaded bike mind you) with over 3,000 miles on it that has sat uninstalled for over 6 months in my 300 SE-r.  The Nitro's didn't break down or get soft but shrank a fair bit and I will not be using them again.

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Re: what long lasting mousses can you recommend?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2020, 03:36:45 PM »
15 years with mousses and cannot beat Michelins. Metzeler and Mitas last a bit less, and Arter Mousse is crap.
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Re: what long lasting mousses can you recommend?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2020, 11:34:58 AM »
The Michelin blue box ones are much better than the original Michelins. I get about three tires out of them before theyre shot.

ok, but how long your tire last then :)

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Re: what long lasting mousses can you recommend?
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2020, 07:30:06 AM »
I change fronts around 30-40 hours of hard enduro.
I just changed out a mousse and it looks like I had about 1300 miles on it.

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Re: what long lasting mousses can you recommend?
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2020, 05:03:21 AM »
so in my case it would be around 1 year new mousse, pretty expensive for a piece of freaking foam, pathetic.

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Re: what long lasting mousses can you recommend?
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2020, 08:13:57 AM »
Five times the cost of a good tube that I would replace with tire changes. Plus I dont carry tire tools anymore and the piece of mind is valuable.
Thats not even figuring in how much better they work on rocks and roots. Ill never go back.

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Re: what long lasting mousses can you recommend?
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2020, 12:43:36 PM »
so in my case it would be around 1 year new mousse, pretty expensive for a piece of freaking foam, pathetic.

Peace of mind is priceless. Having a puncture mid race or 100km from anywhere is much more expensive. Tried Tubliss for a while and works fine (specially being able to adjust pressure). But it's not bullet proof; mousses are.
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Re: what long lasting mousses can you recommend?
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2020, 06:30:34 AM »
Tireballs, last forever. I'm still using some from a set I bought in 2005! Tried to cut one with a file one time and couldn't...
Not cheap initially, but they are over the long haul.

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Re: what long lasting mousses can you recommend?
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2020, 10:42:56 AM »
I used Tubliss for a while and had issues with the front.  I got tired of messing with it, especially when changing to a new tire you can easily damage the system.  Fed up I went back to HD tubes like my other bikes had and I still run 8-9psi and bash into rocks and roots and never a flat.  Easy as hell to change tires and don't have to worry about a getting a perfect seal.  I just can't find fault with HD tubes.  I run tube less tires in my mtb and love it, but its opposite--easier than tubes.  I run ultra low pressures and a 3month CO mtb trip not a single flat.  I'm just not prone to flatting on two wheels I guess.  Maybe its b/c I only weigh 155lbs or maybe after 25yrs of riding singletrack I just know what not to hit or how to hit at what speed/angle???  I'm sticking with tried and true HD tubes in my dirt bikes until I start getting flats...then maybe I will revisit.
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Re: what long lasting mousses can you recommend?
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2020, 11:33:21 AM »
If you ride rocks and roots fast, the mousse is an incredible performance advantage. I dont run one cause im scared of flats, I run one cause it flat works better.
If you like rocks, you owe it to yourself to try one.

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Re: what long lasting mousses can you recommend?
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2020, 02:15:43 PM »
What are the performance adv. of a mousse?  All I can think of is no flats and maybe some rim protection?  Also, if you were to try one which I'm not opposed to, front or rear the better bang for buck?
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Re: what long lasting mousses can you recommend?
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2020, 03:55:38 PM »
Totally different feel hitting square rocks and roots. Doesnt bounce the same, kinda thuds into them and keeps going.
Its hard to describe now that Im trying to type it. Instead of a harsh hit and then a rebound, it just thuds and rolls.
My last mousse started to fall apart in the middle of a ride. It wasnt until then did I realize how hard I was hitting rocks and not even thinking about it.