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Old 08-15-20, 05:59 PM
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Bought tubeless by mistake

I didn't see these were tubeless...and I can't do tubeless. They are being shipped now.
Should I stick a tube in...or return them?


https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/.../rp-prod160951
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Old 08-15-20, 06:14 PM
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It doesn't matter. Just tube them.
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Old 08-15-20, 09:12 PM
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I agree with Canker. Just put a tube in them. most my bike tires say tubeless or tubeless ready. My understanding is tubeless just means it is made to tighter tolerances to be air tight where it fits into the rim.
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Just throw in a tube. With a few exceptions, pretty much everything high end in the MTB market is only available tubeless because the market for high end tubed MTB tires has more or less evaporated. This is sorta unfortunate because if you really don't need tubeless, the tighter bead makes the tire slightly harder to install and remove, and it requires somewhat more sidewall reinforcement which increases weight and may slightly increase rolling resistance--which is usually offset by the lack of a tube. But its seriously not a big deal.
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Seems like a bit of a shame to use that particular tire with tubes, but like others have said it should work.
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Old 08-16-20, 09:06 AM
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It will work, of course... But man those are expensive!!!.. Maybe the a regular tube version would have been less expensive?
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Old 08-16-20, 09:26 AM
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I bought cheaper ones recently...rubber is cracking all over and is delaminating from the sidewall....thought I'd throw some money at it...lol
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Old 08-16-20, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by MMonde View Post
It will work, of course... But man those are expensive!!!.. Maybe the a regular tube version would have been less expensive?
Priced by the inch, it's not so bad.. $75 for 4.4 inch width.. equivalent price per inch for a 25mm tire (1") ?
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Old 08-16-20, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Jazzba View Post
I didn't see these were tubeless...and I can't do tubeless. They are being shipped now.
Should I stick a tube in...or return them?


https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/.../rp-prod160951

even though it is a UK bike shop (i have shopped with them) you should be able to return, check the options out
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Old 08-17-20, 03:49 PM
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That's true..

Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Priced by the inch, it's not so bad.. $75 for 4.4 inch width.. equivalent price per inch for a 25mm tire (1") ?
Seen this way its a bargain!
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Old 08-18-20, 05:27 PM
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It's CAD....not USD
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