I ran into an issue in a recent enduro where I got a flat about 2/3 of the way through the race. Not having the time to do major surgery on the course I decided to opt for a quick fix. The main problem usually is maintaining a bead, even if the tire is still on the rim the first big turn will roll it right off. Now if you have an expensive full wheel beadlock then you can ignore this specific tip. I unfortunately don't so the solution for me was simple. I usually carry a handful of zip ties to deal with the occasional problem, when the flat occurred I took the largest ties I had and zip tied the wheel to the rim about every 6 or so inches all the way around the tire. This kept the tire on the rim and I was able to finish the race. I'll grant you not as fast as I would have liked but finishing was my goal.
Dealing with a flat in the middle of an enduro
Ride-On Tire Protection System ("Ride-On TPS") is a line of orange gel-like tire sealants (tyre sealants) and tire balancers containing fibers six times stronger than steel that coat the inner liners of tires. This protective tire sealant coating is formulated to prevent flats caused by punctures, hydrodynamically balance tire/wheel assemblies (with or without wheel weights) for the life of a tire, extend tire (tyre) life by lowering tire (tyre) operating temperatures and helping tires (tyres) maintain their set-point pressures by eliminating porosity air loss. Colored a distinctive, cheerful shade of orange, Ride-On TPS comes in nine tire sealant formulations for use in high-speed, on-road as well as slow-moving, off-road applications. Whether in your motorcycle, car or SUV, over-the-road or off-road use, in brand-new tires (tyres) or retreads, tires (tyres) that are on vehicles or in your ready rack, we have a solution that will work for you or your fleet.
Here at Ride-On, we are dedicated to providing high tech tire sealant products that are both affordable and extremely useful in avoiding accidents. Ride-On tire sealant requires only a single application for the entire life of the tire, and prevents flats from occurring after punctures from nails, glass or other debris on the road. By working with the centrifugal force and internal pressure of a spinning tire, the tire sealant is able to immediately fill in any holes in the tire and prevent air from escaping, thus allowing the driver to keep driving. The tire sealant itself is composed of a compound that is six times stronger than steel, yet it is safe and free from any chemicals that could harm the o-zone layer. You can call it amazing; you can call it the orange wonder goo, but there's no denying that it works!
Heavy-duty die cast aluminum body
Fits 2.5 width rims
Weighs 4.5 oz
Molded rubber flap to protect against abrasion of inner tube
Ribbed alloy contact surface locks tire securely to rim
Recommended for use on all off-road machines and any application using low tire pressure
Recommended tightening torque on nut is 14 lb/ft
The 700 series features an aggressive 60% onroad and 40% offroad pattern for better dirt riding performance, without sacrificing pavement grip.
Aggressive tread pattern with deep lug construction
Reinforced side knobs for cornering stability
Heavy duty 4-ply carcass for durability
By Bryan Bosch
FasterUSA Excel A60
- Full one year warranty on hubs
- Hubs accept OEM bearings, seals, spacers and spokes.
- Machined in Southern California from 100% certified US 6061T6 aluminum billet.
FasterUSA Excel A60 Excel rims have been the benchmark for all other rim companies over the past few decades. The Excel A60 rim is the highest level offered by Excel and is 10-15 % stronger than the legendary Takasago rim and is only available in black. These are the highest level of rims available and are used by countless Factory teams and professional riders. The rims are laced to FasterUSA hubs with heavy duty high carbon steel spokes.FasterUSA hubs are machined in Southern California out of solid billet heat treated 6061 T6 aluminum. For added strength only US aluminum is used (nothing Chinese). Our outer wheel spacers are machined out of 7075 aluminum to prevent 'grooving' and have water deflection contours machined in them to extend bearing life. OEM spokes, nipples and rims will work with these hubs. Hubs come with a full one year warranty against any defects. Our hubs accept OEM spokes, bearings, seals and spacers.