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Old 10-03-05, 09:05 AM   #1
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Puncture Solution?

Hello,

Im looking for a solution to stop punctures rather then repairing/replacing the tube. Ive been told that tubeless is not recommended as its not yet fully developed??

I have herd that using downhill tubes prevents a lot of puctures but they can be quite hevy. I have a Kon Cinder Cone so want to keep weight down.

What are your thoughts?

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Old 10-03-05, 10:40 AM   #2
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if i were you.. i would just convernt to tubeless..
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How exatly does tubless work. I take it the seal is so strong on the wheel that no air can escape?

Does that mean I would have to replace the tire rather then the tube if I did get a puncture??

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Old 10-03-05, 11:24 AM   #4
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For the rare occasions that you would flat using tubeless you just throw a tube in the tire to get you home. Then once you make it home you just use a tubeless patch kit.
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if i were you.. i would just convernt to tubeless..
Tubeless does not mean puncture resistant, punctures by thorns, glass, barbwire, etc can not be prevented. What you could do is add a sealer like Stans or Slime to your tubeless and you will never have to repair a flat on the trail again.

That's why I do and can't remember that last flat I got.
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Tubeless does not mean puncture resistant, punctures by thorns, glass, barbwire, etc can not be prevented. What you could do is add a sealer like Stans or Slime to your tubeless and you will never have to repair a flat on the trail again.

That's why I do and can't remember that last flat I got.
Or just use standard tires and the Stan's no-tubes and have the benefits of tubeless as well as being able to use light weight tires.
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Thanks for replys, are tubless tires hevy then?

Will probably give it a go, whats a decent tubelessbrand?

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Tubeless tires are heavier than standard tires. However the benefits outweigh the negatives for most people. Keep in mind that you can't just use tubeless tires. You have to have tubeless rims as well. If you wish to use tubeless tires without using tubeless rims you will need to use a tubeless conversion such as stan's, maxxis or Eclipse. These kits allow you to use tubeless tires (or non tubeless tires converted to tubeless) on standard rims.
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Ahh i see,

How much will a decent set-up cost me?

I mainly do a lot of rides on soft tarmac with the odd bit of dirt.

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It will completely depend on what route you decide to go.

If you decide to go with the Stan's coversion you can do it for $60 and continue using the tires and rims you already have. I have been using this system for about three years now and have no desire to go with true tubeless rims or ever use tubes again.
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Old 10-03-05, 01:22 PM   #11
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Sounds good,

Where can I find out more information from?

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www.notubes.com

You can also search here, there should be quite a few threads about it.

Here it is at Speedgoat.
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Low cel nailed it. Keep in mind that when you first convert, it can be a test of patience to get the conversion done, but once it is done, does it ever rock. Stan's has a great instructional video on their site. Don't skimp on the process and do the entire process (in other words, follow the instructions) and it works awesome.
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