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bigfred 12-08-13 03:08 AM

The Schwalbe Ones are available in 28mm. Hmmmmmm, perhaps a tubeless kit is in my future.

revchuck 12-08-13 09:46 AM

Just FYI, this is also being discussed on the 50+ subforum.

tetonrider 12-08-13 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by abhirama (Post 16311219)
Very informative thread, thanks! I was going to get some DA C24s CL but I'm going to go TL instead. If Shimano says not to use sealant, I won't. Worst case, if I run into some issues I run it as a clincher - a few additional grams on the rim. No biggie for me.

personally, i cannot imagine running tubeless road tires without sealant. i think it would defeat the purpose...if i were inclined to run them. then again, i do a bunch of descending on most rides.

i was shocked when i was informed of shimano's warning. the guys i know who use those rims and know a few things about bikes ignore it. i just bring it up so folks know and can make their own choice.

UnfilteredDregs 12-08-13 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by tetonrider (Post 16311674)

i was shocked when i was informed of shimano's warning....

Hutchinson has similar nonsense with their tires...they insist that you MUST use their sealant, which is substandard compared to many other vendor offerings...

Racer Ex 12-08-13 01:28 PM

Interesting looking around at what new tires are out there. IRC has a sub 250g tire that gets excellent reviews and Hutch has a new Atom out.

robbyville 12-13-13 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Racer Ex (Post 16312197)
Interesting looking around at what new tires are out there. IRC has a sub 250g tire that gets excellent reviews and Hutch has a new Atom out.

My Bontrager R3 tubeless came in at less than 220g if that matters. I have about 750 miles on them so far, probably 100 of which would be on gravel (in small 3-5 mile sections)

Racer Ex 12-13-13 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robbyville (Post 16326456)
My Bontrager R3 tubeless came in at less than 220g if that matters. I have about 750 miles on them so far, probably 100 of which would be on gravel (in small 3-5 mile sections)

Good to know, thanks.

I'm looking at setting up the new wheels with the IRC's, but I'll look into the Bonty's.

robbyville 12-20-13 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robbyville (Post 16326456)
My Bontrager R3 tubeless came in at less than 220g if that matters. I have about 750 miles on them so far, probably 100 of which would be on gravel (in small 3-5 mile sections)

Edit...
I was wrong (I have two sets of R3's regular and tubeless) the regular ones came in at 200g and the tubeless just shy of 280g, still an amazing ride though!

Racer Ex 12-29-13 12:58 PM

Latest test data shows several of the latest tubeless offerings from IRC ans Schwalbe putting up really good rolling resistance numbers FWIW. Better that most clinchers with latex tubes, only a watt off the best at 30km/hr.

caloso 01-01-14 09:17 PM

Thanks for this thread. I was just thinking about how I am just about done with dealing with tubulars, at least on the road.


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