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    Tubeless slick or semi-slick?

    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?

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    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.
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    The mechanic at the LBS said tubed tires w/tubes won't work on the rims as the bead is different.

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    ^never heard of such thing.

    what rims do you have?

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    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?
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    dt swiss 420sl

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    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.
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    Get a 1.5 or 1.75 slick and run it with a tube.
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    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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