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Old 12-22-06, 06:23 PM   #1
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Tire differnces

Hi, I recenetly bought a ETSX- Team mountain bike from ROcky mountain and i had a couple questions about it.
First of all, whats the differnce between a Regular tire and a Tubeless tire? The tire still looks like
it has a tube though, because i can see the presto valve. If you could please answer my question,
i would be very grateful
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Old 12-22-06, 06:28 PM   #2
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Hi, I recenetly bought a ETSX- Team mountain bike from ROcky mountain and i had a couple questions about it.
First of all, whats the differnce between a Regular tire and a Tubeless tire? The tire still looks like
it has a tube though, because i can see the presto valve. If you could please answer my question,
i would be very grateful
A tubeless tire has no tube. It requires a special rim, special rim tape and a special valve. Using the Stan's NoTubes system you can convert regular rims to tubeless but this requires adding a bunch gunk.

Is this your first mountain bike? No need going tubeless as the only benefit to going tubeless is to run low pressures.
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hmm, tell us your rim model, then we can know if your tyres are UST or tubes. Oh yeah and you need the presta valve to pump air into your tyre/tube whether its UST or not
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