anyone still using the mx51 / 6days tyre combo? (with tubliss)

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    Junior Moto
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    anyone still using the mx51 / 6days tyre combo? (with tubliss)

    Last time I spoke with Ross Hall he was using the mx51 / 6days tyre combo - i had a set off him and really thought they were great with Tubliss system.

    I was wondering if anything else is as good or better than that combination with the tubliss.

    I am looking for something to enter the Snow Run Enduro with so has to be FIM approoved

    Any tips for a good tyre set up on the Tubliss guys?

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    I'm sure Pindie will know what you need...

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    Ross got me onto Metz6 and MX51 combo too...

    You can't go wrong with a comp6 or Metz6 up front with Tubliss. My own tests found that 5psi is a comp6 feels like 10psi in a metz6. Both tyres grip well and last well. Metz6 is directional so if you really like running them a long time so beware it might not grip quite as well when turned. I never noticed. Seems to still work. There's two heights- 90 and 100, the latter is the same as a comp6.

    Comp6 is tougher I reckon as the side walls stiffer so a little harder to fit but I've also not managed to puncture one but I'm not that fast or aggressive but did squeeze a few wins at local level veteran class last summer.

    I've been using 200ml of slime in my tyres recently to see what happens. I've noticed no difference but there's some puncture protection in there. When I change tyres I scoop it out with an old aerosol lid and tip it into the new tyre, tight as fuck I know but why waste good slime!

    You'll need and FIM rear for Snowrun so a Comp3 is a wise and tough choice. It was designed back in the days of tubes and it shows as it works ace with Tubliss. Bung in slime if worried at all. No mx51/2 allowed but the comp3 ain't bad- most of the field will be running them.
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    This is all I can see when I open the throttle:

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    After https://youtu.be/VtBLqkh5u8k

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    I have used comp 3 rear with tubliss many times, perfect tyre I wouldn't worry about a puncture but would use 2.5psi or more pressure as it is squashy on off camber bits.but that's only my opinion

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    Pindie, would the Michelin Starcross soft be an option? Have heard it works well with Tubliss and is good everywhere except sand. Cant remember if it was you who told me or someone else...

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    Starcross 5 soft is a lovely (MX) rear tyre - 2 wins on it this year so I have no complaints. Its is not FIM though so can't be used for events like the Snowrun.

    It can be used for any event where tyres are not an issue though. I found it to work nice with about 5 psi in with Tubliss - I have not tried it with tubes or mousses. Its light so with the Tubliss as well your brakes are really accurate and suspension etc gets an easier time in theory, with Tubliss you shed even more weight so its a win win. It seems to last well too. It's flexible but does not seem weak in any way. I have not managed to puncture one on rocks or stones yet...

    I have also tried the medium but to be honest the soft feels better on my 200 in all conditions wet or dry.

    Don't forget to contact Al Ranger at Endurotyres.com for a price on Michelins. He will also advise which tyres are suited to which event but with an obvious mousse slant rather than Tubliss.
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    This is all I can see when I open the throttle:

    Before https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWMWXJvX8e4

    After https://youtu.be/VtBLqkh5u8k

    Keep out the way!

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    I used the 6 days front / MX52 rear (it replaced the 51, seems just as good and as an added bonus seems to last a bit longer) combo all last year and honestly can't fault it. Pressure wise 2.5psi rear and 5.5 -7 psi front seems to be the sweet spot for me. Considering how well they handled the varying terrains of Tong (rocky / rooty), Gisburn (muddy, grassy with some grassy slippy climbs) and Brinks (a few bogs, a couple of grassy climbs that some were struggling with and fast, sometimes off camber open moors) not to mention the 10 or 12 other races and X number of practice days I've done on them I'd say it's a great all round setup and one that I have complete confidence in.

    If there's (possibly) one slight issue with the 6 day front (and it might just have been misfortune, be interesting to hear if anyone else has had this) it's that the carcass seems to perhaps be a bit of a weak point. Only reason I say that is because myself and a friend have both had a tear on it and another friend (who's 18-19 stone so obviously putting it to the test) has had three or four. On all of them the tyre doesn't seem to have been punctured by something as opposed to having torn (front to back) at the base of one of the middle knobbles. Easily fixable with a dog turd thingy in minutes out on the trail / at home and wouldn't stop you finishing a race (felt a bit weird at first but once the tubliss stops it rolling any further it's fine!!) but thought it might be worth a mention.

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    I had a six days front on last weekend, bit of a weird size 80/90 (shop gave me the wrong tyre) so I didn't put a mousse in it and ran with a tube for the first time in years. Got a puncture about 20 mins before race end so ran flat get a finish. Impressive grip for a flat tyre lol, never again though, squeaky bum on the brakes.
    Can't fault the MX 51 in most hare and hounds rounds, will try an MX 52 next and hopefully womble's longer lasting theory will help too. Certainly cheaper than Michelin equivalent.
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    Ms3 is the new mx51 suppression pindie will explanation better than me, I brought the mx52 thinking it was the new mx51 ...it's a bloody good tyre but the Ms3 is even better I reckon, its softer than mx52 . But hes after a fim tyre so not much good really?

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    Found the MX52 really heavy. Compared to the Starcross5 M.

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