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Maxxis Rambler Tubeless

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Highly recommended tire if you have some patience.
by Ninermark
Competitive Racer
susanville, Ca
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I used these tires at the Lost and Found race with great success. It is billed as a gravel grinder but had sections of rutted out jeep roads and dirt ranch roads. There were also many rocky washed out areas from the hard winter in Northern California Sierra. The Ramblers handled everything with no flats and no burping . Setting up tubeless was also difficult on my DT Swiss rims so I put in a tube for 24 hours and then carefully took off one bead to remove the tube. Had to use a compressor but they finally inflated and held air without sealant overnight.

I highly recommend this tire if you have some patience and a air compressor.

Reviewed 6/18/2017
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Tires are great for gravel road
by Anonymous

Use these tires on my gravel bike and they roll well on hardtop and grip well in dirt

Reviewed 12/8/2017
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Great tires, hard to mount
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
PNW
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

One of my local gravel routes was recently refreshed with lots of new gravel, which meant a change from my normal file treads to a mini-knob. I decided on a Rambler (700x40).

I've mounted tubeless tires before. I have a 60 gallon air compression and a Prestaflator. I always soap the beads and pull the valve cores when mounting. I generally have no problem mounting tubeless tires with this set up. I'm usually done in a few minutes.

I spent significant time one evening trying to mount these tires on 2 different wheelsets (HED Belgium and Stan's Grails, both with Stan's valves). No luck. Finally had to give up. Second try the next day I figured out what was going on. This tire, when on the rim but not seated, turns into a circle in cross section, with the beads sitting against each other in the center groove of the rim. This partially block the value and the air wasn't getting between the beads. Eventually I had to back the nut off the valve body so that I could push the value up between the beads. Then, with 60 psi blasts from the Prestaflator and repeated whacking of the tire I got them to seat. Even with the valve pushed into the tire it was still harder to get these to seat than any other tire I've mounted.

They held air overnight without sealant. The next day I was able to deflate and pull the value core without unseating the beads to add sealant. Took them on a 75 mile ride, 50 of gravel (dirt, mud, loose over hard, just plain deep). Very steep loose climbs, 35mph loose descents - tire worked great overall.

I understand why the reviews like this tire. In practice it works really well.

Reviewed 4/3/2017
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Update on Maxxis Rambler
by Ninermark
Competitive Racer
North East California

It appears that Maxxis has addressed one of the complaints concerning mounting of the Rambler. Out of the box the rambler has an open U shape making it easier to set up tubeless. I was expecting a struggle but the tire popped on easily in contrast to the first tire from 2016. Thanks Maxxis for the improvement to this already great tire.

Reviewed 11/9/2017
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Nice tire profile but too loose on 700c rim to run tubeless
by Todd
SF Bay
0 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I bought these as a gravel-specific tubless tire for my go-anywhere bike. They were a very loose fit onto a set of 700c Velocity Dyad rims that I've run tubeless for years. I couldn't get them to seat at all. I finally gave up and threw tubes in them for now. I like the tire profile and have ridden them over a variety of terrain. I'm really not happy that I can't run them tubeless.

Reviewed 9/25/2017
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Good traction
by Anonymous
Portland, OR

Smooth rolling tire on road and hard-pack. Great traction in the corners on gravel.

Reviewed 9/11/2017
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Good traction
by Anonymous
Portland, OR

Smooth rolling tire on road and hard-pack. Great traction in the corners on gravel.

Reviewed 9/11/2017
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These are great tires.
by Susan
Cycling Enthusiast
New Mexico

The tires respond well in sand and gravel.

Reviewed 5/16/2017
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