Huck Norris Releases Three New Tire Inserts with the MegaNorris Range

Feb 1, 2021
by Henry Quinney  
Three new flavours of Norris

Back in 2016, many of us enjoyed similar tubeless technologies that we do today save for one notable exception - the tire insert. The idea of an insert has proven very popular and the current landscape is awash with a slew of options, but we now see a revitalised version of one of the originals with the MegaNorris.

The insert claims to further reduce the risk of punctures by now using a variety of different foam compounds as well as further refinement to the shape. Much like its predecessor, the MegaNorris is built around the idea of the insert 'floating' within the tire and it does not rely on hugging to the well of the rim, as you may well find in other inserts. They claim this enables it to ride as if there is no insert while still giving the benefits of protection and stability.

It's been the undergoing development with the Pole Enduro Race Team and they even a puncture-free season in 2019 whilst using the Hamburger insert

The new shape covers a wider area of the rim and the differing densities of foam are claimed to not only reduce the chance of damaging your wheel or tire but also increase ride quality. The softer of the compounds is there to give small bump compliance whereas the harder compound layer has a greater emphasis on protection.

The MegaNorris range is available in three distinct models with different weights, suggested uses and benefits.

Toast - The lightest option and made solely of the soft compound. It is best suited to XC or trail riding. In full 29" length its weight starts at 125g in the 55mm width option.

Sandwich - The Sandwich uses both compounds. The hard layer sits right on the rim, preventing the hardest of impacts whereas the softer compound is there to smooth out the small bumps. It's slightly burlier than the Toast option, around 80g heavier for the same width, and is suggested for harder trail riding or enduro.

Hamburger - This is the burliest of the three options and uses two hard layers on either side of a soft compound middle. This model is suggested for e-bikes as well as downhill bikes. Weights start at 250g.


Huck Norris also outline other benefits including extra support for the tire during cornering loads, removing the necessity to run higher pressures as well as easier tubeless installation.

More information about MegaNorris, please visit their website.


180 Comments

  • 168 7
 Never buying from these guys again. Had a couple and all fell apart quickly and the last one lasted a month. Reached out to them for a warranty - never replied. Tried another couple of times. Heard nothing. Sorry mate - lots of other better alternatives - I'll be spending my money elsewhere
  • 41 10
 Having mine from 2016 on two bikes... changing tires really often (thats why I dont like CushCore) and they are still 100% functional.
  • 94 4
 Are we still talking about Huck Norris or we moved to Pole?
  • 27 8
 TANNUS- DO IT! I'm riding though goat heads on the Front Range of the Rockies. Seriously TANNUS!
  • 2 0
 what tyre sealant did you use?
  • 22 2
 Awful experience with Hucknorris, had one in the rea wheel for 6 months, it did nothing, the foam density was useless. It also got cut by impacts quite easily and sometimes rattled inside the tyre. On Rimpact now, so much better, next step is moving up to Michelin DH tyres and part ways with inserts all together
  • 9 1
 @Arierep: If you switch to DH tyres, you also use the advantage of less flats and a better protection of cuts by rocks
  • 18 0
 I was debating between Huck and Cuschore. Went the cheaper route with Huck. Still dented my rear rim. Ended up buying a new rim and Cushcore. If you want rim protection, I don't recommend Huck.
  • 5 0
 @vhdh666: Hope so
My progression has been Exo+Hicknorris, DD+Hucknorris, DD+Rimpact, Wild Enduros+Rimpact, now waiting for the 2 DH34 to arrive
  • 2 2
 @Monster-G: with inner tubes? or tubeless?
  • 5 2
 @Arierep: DH34s with hucknorris are perfect. just a little bit more rim protection and pichflat for when you need low pressures.. heavy tire, light insert.. DH tires most of the time do not benefit from any additional damping from inserts that offer this.. they even turn harsh sometimes.. cheers.
  • 1 0
 @Lagr1980: I'm trying them first without inserts and then I'll see. I keep hearing that DH34/22s both roll dramatically worse with inserts and also have enough meat not to need them
  • 19 63
flag polebicycles (Feb 1, 2021 at 5:39) (Below Threshold)
 We're sorry about your experience. please contact service@polebicycles.com and give the details. Please choose a replacing product from our website and we'll send you another pair.
  • 1 0
 @Arierep: I ran dh34's front and rear this season. I ran them without inserts (25psi/28psi f/r) and still destroyed a rim by July. I may not be as smooth as some but I wouldn't discount the need for an insert completely.
  • 56 6
 @polebicycles: Man, you guys are clueless.
  • 10 3
 @polebicycles: I guess that was supposed to be a joke? Honestly, uncertain.

Signed: very happy rider of a Pole Evolink
  • 8 0
 @Noah353: lost in translation
  • 5 0
 I bought one of these back when they were first released it lasted about three days. Biggest waste of money of all time. Never again
  • 26 0
 @nate35: If that was your biggest waste of money ever on mountain bike gear, you're not doing too badly!
  • 13 9
 @Arierep: I don't understand why more people aren't running DH tires. The whole idea of tire inserts for protection is marketing at its finest.
  • 1 0
 @shreddie-eddie: how did you like them? Much draggy Vs Maxxgrip?
  • 7 5
 @polebicycles: a little late to save your reputation right after being publically outed for shit service. Everybody already took notes
  • 7 2
 @porkchopsandwich: Because DH tires are heavy and roll slow and don't help with a direct sharp impact to a rock like tire inserts would.
  • 3 0
 @Arierep: They're pretty heavy so you do feel the rotational weight for sure. The main difference I felt was that they feel really good at higher speeds, but for low speed maneuvering they don't have the same grip as a maxxgrip. I figure both of these things are due to the stiffness of the lugs, they hold up well on high speed corners but don't conform quite as easily as a more compliant compound when the forces exerted on them are lower.

Also to be clear I'm not talking about how "sticky" they are, because they are very tacky, they just hold their shape better under force.
  • 81 5
 @bishopsmike: Not a joke. If he thinks he is entitled to a replacement and the product failed too early we will send another pair. Pole operates Huck Norris's logistics and we have products in stock.

We are fixing issues one by one. We have improved our customer service and warranty process quite a bit. Not bragging as our reputation is clearly not the best.
  • 3 0
 I'm somewhere in the middle. Huckhnorris definitely protected my rims, but not 100%. I've had dents and rim damage on multiple occasions while running them. I think the main thing it prevents is punctures resulting from rim strikes. As others have said, the foam is not dense enough and over time, becomes split and damaged, rendering it useless.
It's one of the cheaper and lighter rim protection solutions, though, so that's something to keep in mind.

All that said, I'll be going with cushcore next.
  • 2 0
 @Monster-G: I second the Tannus rec but getting them on and off is the hardest of any of the inserts. well worth in imo but if thats a concern then sticking with huck makes sense.
  • 8 5
 @polebicycles: It took years for Crank Brothers to leave their bad reputation behind.
Good luck..
  • 11 2
 Maybe you got sent a prototype by accident
  • 17 0
 @polebicycles: that was a great, honest response. I didn't know Pole managed the Huck Norris logistics, so I think that's what threw me (and others) off earlier.

Really, my bike is 4 tough years old and in perfect condition, and it's BY FAR the best bike I've ever ridden. Keep up the focus on customer service and building your brand, and try to get some demos out there (maybe a tough request in covid-times), and those will definitely be steps in the right direction.

Beer
  • 4 0
 @Monster-G: tannus tubeless inserts absolutely kick ass. Same sidewall support and “tire suspension” damping feel as cushcore but at half the price and easy to install
  • 1 2
 @TannerValhouli: I ran cushcore and now running Tannus. In my experience, I found cushcore easier to install. I had to get another person to help me get that tire on with Tannus. Flow Ex3 rim/DHR2 Exo casing.
  • 3 0
 @learningcycles: it’s super hard to install if you don’t seat the tire first and pay detail to keeping one side of the bead locked in. If you can do that then it’s super easy, takes me less than 5 mins on a stans flow rim with a DH casing minion DHR2
  • 3 1
 @Monster-G: They Hate us because they TANNUS
  • 3 0
 @porkchopsandwich: Yup, you are 100% correct. I ran Huck's and then Cushcore and still damaged my rims. Gave up and went to DH casing DHFs and haven't wrecked a rim since.
  • 3 0
 @learningcycles: Based on my experience, tire inserts don't help with sharp impacts either. Also, DH tires aren't really as slow rolling as people think. I manage to climb just as quickly with DH tires as with DD or EXO.
  • 1 5
flag RedBurn (Feb 1, 2021 at 12:07) (Below Threshold)
 Yes, cunts bunch
  • 3 3
 Guys, Im having 10+ tires at home, constantly changing them, testing, so on... and like I said, no problems with my Hucks from 2016, only two defects on tires, no hardly bend rims.
I do alone my rims/wheelsets, making them everytime really strong (not weightwennie style), for my 70kg and black/double black trails is this enough.
Also never running "EXO" tires (they last a day or two, in La Thuille 2016 destroyed two Exo Minions in two runs), you put to this Hucks and at least 22psi in front tire.
Where is a problem? I dont see it. And Hucks are light and cheap with discount. Wink
  • 4 2
 @Monster-G: yes. Moves to Tannus foam from huck norris. It’s a bit upgrade.
  • 3 0
 @Monster-G: 2nd that for Tannus.
  • 3 0
 @porkchopsandwich: Maybe everyone does not ride the same terrain as you, or they are not as fast and cool as you are.
  • 1 0
 @Chalchalero: ...yes...?
  • 1 1
 @vhdh666: Mixed em all together, makes a beautiful color .
  • 1 1
 @learningcycles: Other words, Chuck the Fuk outta Huck
  • 1 0
 @Dhers90: underrated comment
  • 4 0
 @cebe: I too have Hucks in a couple of wheel sets and fine both the original from 2016 and the updated version and they are still in great condition, though the velcro is now a zip-tie.

I have a couple of sets of ARDs too, and I have ridden a damaged tire home about a mile with zero rim damage. I wouldn't have tried on a Huck.
  • 6 1
 Yall haven't lived until you've ridden DH casing with cushcore, tannus, and hucknorris all in one tire for maximum insertion
  • 1 0
 @AlexBreck: I installed a tannus armour in a an exo maxxis tire with no tire levers two days ago. Dh casings in my DH bike used one plastic lever to finish the install, and in one case none. Cush core takes more time and effort in my experience. Many “bent” tires I have seen from Cushcore installations.
  • 1 0
 @learningcycles: that’s diametrically opposed to my experience with cushcore pro and tannus armour inserts. Cushcore installation has much more tire deformation in my experience as well. Not knocking cushcore, they have a completely different feel from tannus armour and require more finesse upon installation, but they don’t have the same trailside serviceability.
  • 1 0
 @Jimmy0: You forgot 2 litres of sealing
  • 1 0
 @pakleni: you're still using sealant? I just fill the rest with water and caulk it shut, way cheaper
  • 1 0
 Echoes my experience almost to the word. Utter rubbish
  • 2 0
 @Geochemistry: rode it till home twice when I have destroyed rear tire.
And always is at least 50m or more terrain like RnR on Maribor WC track or terrain full of big roots (at least black trail, most of the time double black). Never had any problems or dents on rim because of this...
  • 68 1
 Where's the Pinkbike Insert Field Tiest
  • 17 1
 Definitely need a slow mo huck to flat to see the inserts working/not working as well
  • 12 0
 @mattvanders: Huck to curb?
Would watch.
  • 3 1
 Dude! It’s two years since they openly stated one was coming. Silence ever since. WTF is wrong with them?
  • 3 2
 Cushcore for the win! What other product gives rim protection, sidewall support, and rebound dampening. I have been using the same set for 2 years, and worn out 4 sets for tires, and I only got 1 flat from a cut in my sidewall and was still able to ride it to my car. Cushcore has saved me countless times and the improved performance is noticeable. I can ride like an idiot and I never carry a spare tube. PS. Its only hard to install if you have sissy hands.
  • 1 0
 @z26in-forlife: 2 bikes, and about to move my og CC to bike #3. Probably close to 6000 miles so far. Always with exo tires (not exo+), and they get easier to install.
  • 71 7
 "It's been the undergoing development with the Pole Enduro Race Team and they even a puncture-free season in 2019 whilst using the Hamburger insert"
When your frame snaps before you get a chance to flat a tyre.
  • 15 1
 Oh snap
  • 7 1
 No pole positions for that team
  • 3 2
 Snap - I’ve got the power
  • 23 1
 Really digging my Tannus Tubeless so far.

Fairly lightweight (160g for 29”), easier to fit than cushcore, good damping and rim protection, etc.

Haven’t tried the old huck Norris, but this new one doesn’t make me want to switch from Tannus, at least at first glance.
  • 1 0
 I want to try this in the future, they look promising. Both tires or just rear?
  • 2 0
 Running Tannus tubeless front and rear...seriously good...easy to install with a cushcore lever
  • 1 0
 The Tannus Tubeless inserts have been game changing for me, even coming from CushCore
  • 1 0
 @DylanH93:

I'm using them both front and rear here for the time being, as it is deep in the "wet roots and moss" time of year.

Not tons of rides on them yet, but so far they seem to be working great. They seem to let me run ~4-5psi less, while maintaining cornering support, and not get the dreaded rim dings. Would recommend them if you're insert-curious.
  • 19 0
 Is there going to be a cheeseburger edition with tire sealant capsules that release when squished?
  • 5 0
 I believe that’d be a Juicy Busey
  • 3 1
 what about a meatless version for the vegan crowd?
  • 7 1
 @flipoffthemonkeys: we don't want to give them ANOTHER thing to tell everyone about. Wink
  • 19 0
 Holding out for Thick Norris in the rear.
  • 15 0
 Wait...where did the edit button go?!
  • 11 0
 The Freudian Slip-Angle of tires with Huck Norris installed is alarming =P
  • 3 0
 You mean THICC
  • 16 4
 I can't help but think that these products simply shouldn't be necessary.

I'm not disputing their efficacy, I'm sure they work great, but my point is that modern tyres shouldn't need an insert in the first place. Sure, MX have used bib-mousse inserts since the 80s but they're designed to replace the air in a tyre, whereas tube inserts still need sealant/tubes and air.

Start designing tyres and rims with a decent bead interface, sidewalls that aren't made of cheese, and fill them with enough PSI to suit the type of riding you're doing. It's not that inserts are a solution for a problem that doesn't exist; they're a compromise for a problem that shouldn't exist to begin with.
  • 2 0
 I like your thinking but also think maybe the future of rim/tyre design could include an attached insert or additional material of some sort.
  • 4 0
 Yes and no. As a heavier rider enough PSI to not roll the tire makes for shit performance. Get good performance and the tire squirms and burps. Inserts provide a nice balance where you can actually have both. But I agree it really does seem like the long way around. I haven't tried proper DH casing tires in a while. Maybe I should try that first as a test.
  • 3 1
 Completely agree with this. I think that part of the problem is that tyre group tests always give weight as a performance metric that more often than not feeds into its overall score. This no doubt influences how manufacturers design them, as no one wants their tyre to be heaviest on test, no matter what the discipline its designed for. It seems like tyre manufacturers just need to catch up with the market, realise that rotating mass isnt a thing in 2021, and that riders are happy to pay extra to add 125 - 280g per wheel. Then they can design a heavier tyre that does what riders need it to do out of the box, no messing around with bits of foam or other aftermarket solutions.
  • 7 0
 Seems a bit useless when you see other inserts like cushcore, rimpact, octamousse, etc that actually help with damping... These seem like their only advantage is rim protection, and the one time I did use the first gen huck norris insert my rim still suffered some major damage (at the correct pressure might I add) Smile Sure the other ones are more expensive, but definitely worth the money for their ride quality!
  • 6 4
 Major rim damage? I think this is for tyre protection, not wheel damage
  • 6 9
 All inserts which "help with damping" have the drawback of increased rolling resistance. Huck Norris and a few others which are purely pinch flat protection don't have this issue.
  • 3 1
 @jjhobbs: an insert cannot "protect" your tyre, it only reduces pinchflats. You will still have flats due to thorns that cause holes or rocks that damage the side walls.

When you have an insert to reduce pinch flats, it'll might also reduce damage to the rim because there's extra material between tyres and rims. That's it.
  • 4 0
 @Ttimer: Don't cushcore specifically market their product and improving rolling resistance?
  • 1 1
 Had huck and cuschore. Huck doesn't protect from rim protection. Destroyed one of my rear wheels running it.
  • 11 0
 @militantmandy: Since when does bike marketing have anything to do with physics (or reality)? The tests have been done, the results are crystal clear. (as usual, a German bike mag did the scientific test)

PS: Its funny to get downvoted for stating verifiable facts. Seems like too many people drank the cool-aid and need to keep fooling themselves.
  • 3 0
 @Ttimer: Can you please post a link? I'm interested in reading that.
  • 3 0
 @runbrung: me too.
I've run both Huck Norris and Cushcore in the rear and they are very different products at different ends of the spectrum. Huck N were one of the first players in the insert game but feels like the competition has overtaken them so not surprised to see an updated version. One thing I prefer about Cushcore is its run-flat capability.
  • 1 0
 @runbrung: I don't think its online. The article was in a print-magazine, either "Mountainbike Magazin" or "BIKE".
  • 9 3
 On this blog post, you can find more insights on why we kept the flat design. www.pinkbike.com/u/polebicycles/blog/the-all-new-huck-norris-meganorris.html
  • 1 0
 @jjhobbs: definitely for rim damage as well! These tire inserts barely change anything to pinch flats, tires with proper casings never really get pinch flats tbh, but they do still get rim damage (dents) which cause the rim to not hold tubeless anymore, and in a racers point of view ruin your race Wink
  • 1 0
 @Ttimer: I found this, comparing Huck Norris to pipe insulation, but nothing including CushCore yet. Thanks for pointing me towards this. www.bike-magazin.de/komponenten/reifen_schlaeuche/bike-test-huck-norris
  • 1 1
 @vhdh666: ahhh, reducing pinch flats is reduced by one thing only...drum roll.... Tyre protection, as stated in article.. it's not there to prevent rim damage, as a rim is far more crash resistant tha rubber see
  • 1 1
 @robin-dolgos: not how it reads above, these are for tyre protection
  • 1 0
 @Ttimer: I have no horse in this race, was just pointing out that it's a claimed benefit. I run Rimpact, but I bought them for other reasons that rolling efficiency. Link to the article? I'd be interested to see it.
  • 1 0
 Sorry read it wrong, my bad
  • 1 0
 @vhdh666: Have you even looked at Tannus and their construction? The tube is replaced with an undersized tube and the insert is between it and the tire with some sidewall protection. And I hate to burst your bubble but I must. If you have a flat and an insert which will sustain your weight when the tube is punctured you are much less likely to have rim impacts and dents.
  • 1 0
 @Monster-G:
1) that's exactly what I wrote: it doesn't protect your tyres (because you can get punctures and your sidewall might be ripped) but they protect your rims against damages
2) I've looked at Tannus and although they are being advertised with a tube, they are being sold without one. And because I think they might work without inner tube. That's why I asked: with or without an inner tube?
  • 2 0
 @vhdh666: There are two versions of Tannus. One is solid and for tubed bikes & in a giant box. The latest variation is tubeless and comes in a relatively flat box and has slotted openings to allow sealant between it and the tread of the tire.

@motionmakers ordered it for me and got the tubed version, which is pretty heavy but I'd love to maybe try in my DH bike (and that's what @WindrockBikePark uses in their demo fleet with success).

The tubeless one I just got in and have yet to install is 150 grams, light as a feather and said to be very easy to install.
  • 1 0
 @wesleyfleatus: thank you
  • 1 0
 @vhdh666: This just in...it did take a metal tire lever to install. But I've watched people try to install Cush Core and I'll take the Tannus Tubeless every time over that kookie thing.
  • 7 0
 I've used Huck Norris for years now and they may not have the advantages of other products their simplicity and effectiveness has been a standout attribute for me. As another Aussie has pointed out, they are impossible to get in the southern hemisphere atm. I look forward to using one of their updated products. Hear that Huck Norris, we can't buy your products in Oz.
  • 1 0
 what make tyre sealant did you use with the Huck Norris? thanks!
  • 9 2
 Alot of negativity here. Im not too fussed about damping but i just fancied not having to sort a flat every ride - so i went for these. Ive used the same pair of 27.5 Huck Norris DH for over 3 years now. Theyve been through 2x Enduro bikes including an Orange Crush that was raced for 2 of those years, racking up over 2000 miles and a ridiculous amount of serious knocks - ZERO Punctures whatsoever... Ive just stuck a new pair in my new Meta 29, fingers crossed i get the same result. I wouldnt put my money anywhere else now.
  • 1 0
 that sounds good. may I ask you, what sort of tyres you use?
  • 2 0
 @vhdh666: Ive used Michelin Wild Enduro GumX the whole time ????
  • 10 3
 Holding out for the GigaNorris.
  • 3 0
 My biggest beef with the original Huck inserts was that they seemed more adept at converting my sealant into very large stanimals and thin clearish liquid that ooozed from the insert than anything else.

I don't blame them for not preventing the rim dents, that's clearly not what you'll get from this more minimal type of insert, but still managing to get pinches which had no chance of sealing due to how poorly these play with sealant was a deal breaker for me.

Sure, they always look beat to hell with cuts all over them when you pull them out - kinda makes you wonder how many of those hits would have been flats - but ultimately the end result was the same and I was much happier last season on DH casings with no insert.

As I am a moth to the flame, next up is Tannus tubeless with EXO+ to see how that goes.
  • 2 3
 Exo plus are dog shite, me and my buddies I race enduro with have flatted more exo plus than standard exo somehow. Maybe just bad luck but they puncture on the tread very easily, the silkshield upgrade in them seems like its a sham. Exo with tannus has been great on my lighter duty trail bike but for enduro or gravity just run DD with insert or DH casing with no insert. I'm 175lbs for reference
  • 3 0
 CushCore install and removal is not that bad once you figure out how to do it.
I ride the North Shore of Vancouver, and the low tire pressure with CushCore is great for the tech trails.
I used to have Huck Norris, it offers some protection, but not much, it cuts really easily from tire pinches.
It is a lot lighter than other inserts though

I can’t imagine running DH tires with 40 psi, that wouldn’t work around here.
  • 2 0
 Quite simple really, just need tyre manufactures to make Tyres properly...

Additional layer across the tyre and sidewall and a stronger bead.

Most sealants are useless and majority of inserts don’t do the job of protecting your rim when you want it to. Then you have the issue of carrying it home when you slice a sidewall... all inserts seem a bit useless to me.

Tubeless with better tyres is the best solution, cushcore is the best option but flawed in many ways. I opt for dh casing and try ride smooth and accept the inevitable will happen
  • 2 0
 I have had two sets of these. (original and then the old "dh" version) The originals are light enough that I would run one in the rear for xc or trail, but they are nowhere near the level of damping/protection as vittoria air liners. I have tons of holes cut in mine. That eva foam (cushcore uses it too) is just way better. These are getting to the level where they are just as heavy and do less.
  • 5 3
 If you think that MegaNorris inserts are weak or somehow irrelevant compared to others, you are wrong.

I've ridden MegaNorris Sandwich 60mm from 5/2020 to 12/2020. Used one in both ends when racing enduro and then changed a traditional Huck Norris E in the front when the racing season ended and went back to trails and xc style riding. I think... no... I know that MegaNorris is simply a great product. Where I felt the most significant difference between the old and new one was tho, was when I changed tyres to Ice Spiker Pro's on my HT and they could not fit the 60mm MegaNorris inside. To keep my rear wheel from going literally bonkers, I had to pump an annoyingly high amount of air in AND ride slower.

Tire support is also very very good with MegaNorris... as I've compared the old and the new ones, I know how much different they are. The darker compound is much denser and overall the inserts are simply just tougher. Also... no pinch flats or dented wheels but one MegaNorris Sandwich 60mm that has taken a beating.

In the past, I've only tried Pepis Noodles and the difference between them and MegaNorris is night and day. Pepi is an ok product, no doubt, but not even near to MegaNorrises. Can't really tell how to compare to Cushcore or others, as I have no practical experience BUT MegaNorrises are definitely worth the money. Based on my experience with Pepis, I know how much difference it makes that the insert actually sits on the rim and not inside. The protection is better, the damping is better, I THINK that the stress towards the wheel is lower and the support is waaay miles ahead.

I can highly recommend this product for those seeking for a new insert.
  • 1 0
 You work for Pole right?
  • 2 0
 @reds: I did, but not any more. Neither for Huck Norris.
  • 5 0
 Rimpact's dual density design would like a word...
  • 4 0
 Rimpact certainly saved a race run for me, but jeez they're a pig to fit...
  • 3 0
 @mountainsofsussex: Really? I found them nice and easy to fit.
  • 2 0
 I'd say even the regular Rimpact has a much better value proposition.
  • 1 0
 @mountainsofsussex: yeah nah, Rimpact were a breeze to fit. Just follow the instructions and don't try to muscle it.
  • 1 0
 @JonnyTheWeasel: maybe it depends on the rim/tyre combo. I'm running deemax elite with wild enduro (mildly infuriating) or Trail Boss (cost me several tyre levers). I need to refresh the sealant and I'm dreading it...
  • 1 0
 @mountainsofsussex: mounted mine on a Halo Vortex with a Maxxis Ardent initially and now a Maxxis DHR 2. No fuss at all. I find Continental tyres are really tight actually. Maybe I got lucky.
  • 2 1
 The comments here are like if, lets say Trek would only have had a Superfly on their catalog and then would release a Session and Pinkbikers would be like "I tried that ones years back and would not use for park."

Bad CS experience I get, but ignorance here is cute.
  • 1 0
 Im still on tubes but with dh casing tyres & these are heavy duty enough not to get punctures, or rather not enough to worry about compared to the hassle of paper thin tyres, tubeless & inserts.
  • 5 5
 Don't use inserts, just have a good tyre on the back and add more-air. It's the rear that takes most of the burden so i'd only ever put one in the rear. I've tried Cushcore and it made the bike feel sluggish and dampened the fun out of it. I suppose it's finding what works for you. Taking the Cushcore out was a test of patients for sure. i nearly had to saw the thing off
  • 3 0
 If you’re a heavier rider it’s nice to ride without pumping up your rear tire to the max. I’ve run a Flat Tire Defender and a Vittoria Airliner. Both do a good job of preventing flats and rim impacts. For less aggressive riders and lighter riders you don’t need inserts. A lot of the EWS folks rock DH casing and insert front and back!
  • 1 0
 @gafoto: yup good points dude. I'm a light-ish rider so they tend not to work for me.
  • 2 0
 I've used cushcore and nukeproof ard. Currently running a vittoria airliner in the rear and it's my favorite. Lightweight and easy to install.
  • 3 0
 VTA FTW! Been on them on both of my bikes going on season 4.
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 I’m also happy with the vittoria. Kind of a bear to install a new airliner and a new tire at the same time though. Like trying to stuff 10lbs of sausage in a 5 lb casing.
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 With weights like that, why wouldn't you just get CushCore?
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 Cause its expensive and a pain in the arse to fit
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 @mtb-scotland: Expensive, definitely. They're really only difficult if you don't know how to do it. Trying to brute force them is a nightmare. But once you know the process, it's really pretty easy.
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 @mtb-scotland: So the MegaNorris costs 1/3 less than CC Pro. CC Pro does everything it claims to do. While the Huck Norris generally gets mixed results, weighs just as much, and is a throwaway item because every impact degrades the open cell foam. Yea, CC can be a pain to install, but their tire lever actually makes installation a lot easier.

I guess if you wanna save $40-50 bucks for a set of inferior tire inserts, that's cool. I've had my CC Pros for nearly 2 years now and they're still as good as day one, and have even ridden them flat to get back to my car several times. No dented or cracked rims.

How many Huck Norris inserts do you think someone goes through in 2 years? The poor man pays twice, or even thrice.
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 @Almazing: one for me but it isn't the same type of product. I'm not interested in running stupidly low pressures and I've not had a flat or a dinged rim since using them. I used to run high pressures but reduced them once I fitted the HN. CC is 3 times the price and is 3x the weight. I have no interest in adding that extra weight to my bike either.

The original HN isn't as extreme as the CC and you can't really compare them.

Sure given the weight of these new ones compare them to the CC but they are not released yet nor do we have a price. I have no interest in using the heavier versions mentioned above.
  • 4 1
 Still my favourite snake oil product in MTB. XC tyre inserts, indeed! They have more front than woolworths.
  • 2 0
 Glad to hear that they are still in business. However, no stock anywhere in Australia for a year. I've moved on to Cushcore.
  • 5 6
 Design sucks. Just try some Tannus inserts. They protect the tube with thick dense foam where it needs to be. They provide limited support to get you home if you do suffer a flat. They are very proficient at preventing rim impact damage. The things works and all these others are a joke when it comes to flat prevention. Tannus does everything they claim and more plus they actually work. They are not a pain to install, wired or not, DHF and DHR.
  • 2 1
 +1 , only downsize is it weight a tons
  • 3 0
 Tannus tubeless armour all the way!
  • 1 0
 Tyre inserts are like bottomless tokens for your wheels. Very cool, I just wish there was an equivalent to a shock pump for wheels too
  • 1 0
 @polebicycles

That white enduroing riding singlet in the first photo is something I need, can you accomodate? in full size pleaese.
  • 2 0
 Sandwiches normally have a filling too?
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 When do we get a GigaNorris?
  • 2 0
 back in the days we had less problems, innit?
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 @vhdh666: Personally I am fine where I am, indeed I would like to be further ahead, and even a lot, so I don't have to put up with these pseudo innovations all the time.
  • 3 1
 Procore - 200g - 0 dents. Very underrated product.
  • 1 0
 Troubling that the price is well hidden. So much more expensive than sealant.
  • 1 3
 Why use a crutch/band aid like a tire insert to prevent you from getting flat tires ? If you’re continuously getting flat tires maybe just maybe it’s rider error and not your faulty equipment ? How about work on rider skill and line choice ? That way you won’t have to rely on a gimmick to prevent flat tires.
  • 1 0
 Do they come with fries and drink?
  • 4 2
 CushCore all the way
  • 1 0
 The best thing from huck Norris is the morsh guide they deliver for free
  • 1 0
 It's a nice thought, but so flimsy it'll slap your tire in g-outs and rock gardens. At least you can run it inside out to hide the painfully bad branding.
  • 1 0
 I will wait for the Giganorris, thank you
  • 2 1
 Vitoria airliner rear, huck Norris front. Winning combo for xc/trail.
  • 1 0
 Nothing beats Yoann Barelli's 'La Baguette'
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 CushCore is so much better and actually supports the sidewall in a really good way.
  • 2 1
 Have you tried MegaNorrises?
  • 1 0
 You lost me with the first sentence...what?
  • 2 4
 tire inserts are all garbage. lighter wallets and heavier wheels. all claims are bullshit, especially cushcore sidewall support fantasy claims
  • 2 3
 Dh casing and 40psi in back 30psi in front and no need for any of these gimmicks
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