Fuzzy - Thanks for the detailed info!
One note of caution:
The X'Plor has two variants. Tube and tubeless. My Roker came standard with the tube version and in talking with a couple shops plus what I've seen on line its a 50/50 chance the tube version of the X'Plor will seal properly if attempting to run tubeless.
The X'Plor is a great riding tire but on my last big ride I picked up a goat head and the Orange Seal didn't work in the punctured tube so I ended up with Orange Mess. My wife's bike has the tubeless X'Plors and the Orange Seal worked perfectly on a goat head which punctured her tire (same ride).
Greg when I bought my first Raleigh(Tamland 1) it came with the X'plors tube version. I was able to set up the front tubeless but not the rear so yes I guess that is 50/50. I replaced those tires for that reason to the Kenda Flintridge Pro tubeless in 700 x 40 for the Pony Express 60 miler in Kansas. That is the only 2 tires now that I have used. I think from the rides I have done that the Flintridge's are more bullet proof but also think they run slower out on the road. Zman
If it was easy it wouldn't be a memory. You just hope you don't have all your memories in the same ride. been there dun that Zman