Buying Guide: Banger


How do I choose the size of my Banger?

In the MTB'wolrd there are dozens of tire manufacturers and thousands of types of tires, compound and casing.
In this vast and not-standard world we have tried to develop a product that would ensure the best fit from XC to PLUS.
Obviously there are exceptions, and of course the set up may not always be extremly simple. To ensure a fast set up and incredible performance we have created this board which, considering the main manufacturers, helps to choose the best Banger for your tire.

The basic rule for non-reinforced tires is this:

From 1.9” to 2.25” declared → Banger Small
From 2.3” to 2.4”   declared → Banger Medium
From 2.5” a 2.6”    declared → Banger Mid-Plus
From 2.8” a 3.0”    declared → Banger PLUS

In the case of reinforced tires with DualPly / DH casing, it is necessary to drop 1 or even 2 sizes:

From 2.3” to 2.4”   declared → Banger Small
From 2.5” a 2.6”    declared → Banger Medium/Small

The "truth test" we suggest to do before the set up is:

  • insert the Banger inside the tire (not mounted on the rim);

  • approach the flaps of the rubber to get them touched;

  • if the flaps touch, or the space is less than 10 / 15mm the size is correct;

  • if the flaps remain at a distance of more than 20mm (for rims from 20mm to 30mm) or 30mm (for PLUS rims with inner channel 30 / 35mm) the size is definitely wrong and we invite you to replace it with a lower size or a tire with a more generous section.

Proceeding anyway with the set up in most cases leads to damaging the cells or the outer surface of the Banger with the result of a premature degradation of the system and reduction of lifetime.
Set up a Banger with a "lower size" does not mean having lower performance, but simply a correct product for the tire you are using.

Above you can fin a scheme with the most used brands and casing:

MAXXIS
Casing EXO / TR DoubleDown DH CASING
till 2.20" SMALL - -
till 2.3" MEDIUM SMALL SMALL
till 2.4" MEDIUM SMALL SMALL
till  2.6" MID-PLUS MID-PLUS MEDIUM
till  3" PLUS - -

SCHWALBE
Casing TLE SuperGravity

Downhill

till 2.25" SMALL - -
till 2.35" MEDIUM SMALL SMALL
till 2.5" MID-PLUS MEDIUM MEDIUM
till 2.6" MID-PLUS MEDIUM -
till a 3" PLUS - -

CONTINENTAL
Casing TubelessReady Apex Protection

Downhill

till 2.2" SMALL - -
till 2.3" SMALL SMALL -
till 2.4" MEDIUM MEDIUM SMALL
till 2.5" MID-PLUS MEDIUM MEDIUM

Which Tyre sealant have I to use?

Banger is compatible with all tyre sealant, but we strongly recommend using the one supplied in the packaging. 

Generally speaking:

  • If you are a racer or you periodically maintain your wheels, any tyre sealant is suitable, however, consider that some liquids may react and dry first because of the clutch between Banger and Tire. This friction generally shortens lattice life by creating lumps, "balling up" or gluing Banger and tire with possible abrasion of the product's waterproof skin.

  • If you are an amateur and you like to use your bike without the pressure to check the tyre sealant maintenance status we strongly recommend using the tyre sealant we supply or Peaty's tubeless sealant. Using this product, there is no interaction with the Banger Skin even at a distance of 6 months without performing any kind of maintenance. There is no premature reaction effect or even glue effects between Banger and the tire. 

Suggested quantity:
XCountry → 50cc
Enduro → 50/60cc
Mid-Plus → 50/60cc
PLUS → 60/80cc


Advice on pressure:
  • bring the valve to the lowest position and close to the ground (with the end of the valve facing up);

  • bounce the wheel on the ground several times to allow the Banger not to close the hole of the valve;

  • unscrew the Presta valve and normally carry out the pressure;

  • if necessary, repeat the wheel bounce operation.