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PostSubject: Should I Use Rim Locks   Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:18 pm

Having come from tubeless tired bikes to the WR I need some advice on whether I should have rim locks on my tires. I have Michelin T-63's front and rear, in 90/90 and 130/80. I typically ride conservatively on gravel, dirt and somewhat rocky two track, with tire pressures 10 front and 15-20 rear. I suspect I don't need to add rim locks at my impending tire change but wondered what y'all thought.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I Use Rim Locks   Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:39 pm

I run Dunlop 606 on the rear 14-15 PSI and have not had an issue riding in any terrain that New England woods has thrown at me.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I Use Rim Locks   Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:01 pm

I am running the Motion Pro lite rims locks on the same exact tires front and back. I am running 8 PSI in the front and 12 PSI in the rear. I live in FL and I do a lot of sugar sand riding, and the rear tire spins up a bunch. I would recomend them and they were not much to add to the tire.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I Use Rim Locks   Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:03 pm

I have em but ride in the woods like im on a real dirt bike most of the time with 10-12 psi in the rear tire, I never go below 14-15 psi in the front.

For dual sport rides where I keep 15-20 psi in the tires they're not needed at all.

Side note, your asking for trouble running less than 12 psi in the front tire, if you hit a rock or root you will get a pinch flat or dent the rim. I run 14-15 psi for this reason, any less and I hit the rim on rocks and roots. I can see running 8-10 for sand without rocks for flotation but that only works where theres no small hard objects hidden in the sand.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I Use Rim Locks   Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:50 pm

My experience has been the same as Biglake's: If I run less than 14psi in the front tire, I end up banging the rim on rocks. Of course, I'm a heavy rider traversing rocky Nevada terrain.

I have a Tubliss D606 in the back and can run that at 4psi without problems, although I generally run about 8psi on dirt and 20psi on the short sections of pavement I hit on occasion.

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PostSubject: Re: Should I Use Rim Locks   Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:44 pm

Running the motion pro lites on mine. Was just worried if tire pressure gets low, that the tire could spin when braking and cut the valve stem off.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I Use Rim Locks   Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:55 pm

just a warning for highway use with rimlock either install two (opposing each other) or buy a static balancer and balance the tires/wheels. Im running SMpro wheels front/rear pirelli tires. Shook like crazy until i balanced them to offset the weight of the rim locks.
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