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Gnarly Performance Inserts do more than protect your rims from sharp impacts that can burp tyres and damage rims. Gnarly rim protectors enhance your tubeless system, improving the way your bike rides and handles giving you more control and more confidence when the riding gets gnarly!
Who are they for?
Will I notice a difference?
GNARLY inserts do more than protect your rims from sharp impacts that can burp tyres and damage rims. GNARLY rim protectors are designed to enhance your tubeless system, improving the way your bike rides and handles giving you more control and more confidence when the riding gets gnarly!
Super Easy DIY Installation
Did we mention how easy Gnarly Rim Protector are to install? You won’t believe how easy it is!
If you can fit a tyre, you can fit Gnarly Tubeless Inserts. All you need is a sharp knife, sealant, and I always have a couple or plastic tyre levers on standby just in case. It’s a one beer job (or favourite non-alcoholic beverage if you are not of legal drinking age!) so no need to invite mates over for an epic weekend, you’ll be out riding your favourite trails in no time!
Check out the install video, if Ronnie and Johnny can do it, so can you!
What sizes do they come in?
Gnarly Rim Protectors come in three sizes based on the width of your tyre.
Gnarly Grey | fits 2.0 - 2.2 inch tyres | 45 - 50mm for Gravel
Gnarly Blue | fits 2.3 - 2.5 inch tyres
Gnarly Black | fits 2.6 - 3.0 inch tyres
It doesn’t matter what the wheel diameter is, you can trim the insert to fit 29”, 27.5 and even smaller sizes!
Watch the install video, it’s easy as.
Should I use rim protectors in both wheels?
Absolutely, yes, always use protection!
Of course, if you ride a unicycle you will only need one…
OK, let’s get serious, your front wheel absorbs just as many impacts as the rear so they both need Gnarly protection and support. Reducing tyre squirm and improving traction and control on the front end of your bike is just as important as the rear.
Run Gnarly inserts both tyres, you really will feel the difference.
Stop sitting on the fence, it’s time to get Gnarly!
Do they work with any tubeless rims?
Yep, they sure do.
Gnarly rim protectors are a floating system, designed to fit inside the tyre, so as long as your rims are tubeless, you are good to go.
The added advantage of running Gnarly protection is they are easy to install!
What tubeless tyres should I run?
Gnarly rim protectors are designed to work with ANY mountain bike and gravel tubeless tyres 2 inches (45mm) or wider.
What tubeless sealant can I use with gnarly rim protectors?
What ever your favourite sealant is, go your hardest! Gnarly Rim Protectors are a closed cell foam system so they won’t react to or absorb sealant. You just need a little more than normal.
There is a bit more surface area now to cover with the insert fitted so we recommend adding an extra 50% on top of what you would normally use. So if you normally put 100ml in, then use 150ml with the Gnarly installed.
Whats in the Box?
1 x Gnarly Insert
A couple of cable ties to join the insert together
Gnarly High-Flow Tubeless Valve.
The boys gave me one of their prototype inserts last year. Loved it so much I purchased two for my new rig. 10/10 would buy again.