Mountain Biking - Tubeless slick or semi-slick?
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03-20-10, 04:32 PM
I use my mountain bike mostly on the street and bike trails pulling my kids. The knobbies are getting destroyed and I want to replace them with a slick or semi-slick, problem is the current tires are tubeless and the LBS didn't have anything or know of any replacements.
Anyone found such a tire?
03-20-10, 09:38 PM
The Hutchinson Piranha and the Maxis High Roller are both semi-slick UST tires. Why not just run a tube and choose your tire though? You won't need to low pressure for your situation.
03-20-10, 09:48 PM
The mechanic at the LBS said tubed tires w/tubes won't work on the rims as the bead is different.
^never heard of such thing.
what rims do you have?
03-21-10, 09:38 AM
That's crazy. You can put a tube in a full UST setup. That is how you get home when you slash a tire.
As C Law said, what kind of rims?
03-21-10, 10:05 PM
dt swiss 420sl
03-22-10, 08:53 AM
That's not a tubeless rim. It may have a tubeless conversion kit in it, but either way, you can run tubes. I have DT Swiss rims with their tubeless conversion kit and I can still run tubes if I get a tire slash.
03-22-10, 09:04 PM
Get a 1.5 or 1.75 slick and run it with a tube.
03-24-10, 11:53 AM
I suppose the moral of the story is not to believe what the bike salesman said or what is printed on the sidewalls of the tires. The tires are S-WORKS 2bliss which combined with the salesman saying they were tubeless, lead me to believe that. I picked up some slicks and tubes yesterday, pulled the knobbies off this morning and tada, there were tubes inside.
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