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Tubeless vs Tubes for Clyde

Old 02-09-16, 05:47 PM
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Tubeless vs Tubes for Clyde

I've never owned a tubeless tire. But I see them recommended often. Are they really better than tubes? What happens if you get a flat, do you have to carry a spare tire? At 310 lbs is weight an issue for a tubeless? I've purchased a great set of bombproof rims, will they work with tubeless or are special rims required?



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tubeless require special rims and tubeless tires, rim tape (unless sealed rims) and stans sealant. Tires/rims have Different type of hook at the bead. You can run tubes and regular tires on a tubeless rim.

What wheels did you get?

Yes carry a tube, 1 c02, 1 tire boot. You won't use it unless you tear the sidewall or large slash in the tire. When i was tubeless, I wore out tires before ever getting a flat, both on and offroad. 3kmiles flat free? Yes its nice not being that guy on the club ride w/ mechanicals
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Thanks. I purchased Atlas Velocity 700 rims with 36 hole Ultegra hubs.
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One real benefit is that for larger folks, you can run similar tires at a lower pressure and since there is no tube, you will not get pinch flats. lower pressure = more comfy. For instance, I run my 25mm clinchers at about 100-110 psi but my 28mm tubeless I'll run at 80 psi.

Atlas appear to be standard clincher rims. if you want to mitigate flats, you can always try tubes with removable cores and put the sealant inside the tube.
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With what I spent on the new rims, I'm not going to be replacing them anytime soon. But when the time comes I will certainly look into this. When the new rims came I put my old 28 tires on the rims and road them another 400 miles. Never had a flat on them. When they were getting worn I upgraded to gatorskins and proceeded to get a flat about 100 miles later. Probably just a fluke. I only ride on the road so flats haven't been a big problem. But thanks for the insight to the tubeless system
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you can get the same comfort benefit by putting larger tires on your wheels. If you can fit larger than 28, go for it.
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many of the newer wheels (within the last few years) are tubeless compatible. Yes some wheels don't work with tubeless, but most will which is unlike tubular tires that do need different wheels (unless you buy tubular clinchers of which I have only ever seen one brand/manufacturer).

I went from 25mm Continentals to 23mm Schwalbe One tubeless and the ride is awesome. A good bike shop will tell you if your wheels will work with tubeless tires.

I am interested in the Vittoria tubeless tires too oh and I am 360 pounds, and going tubeless meant no more pinch flats for me
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I recommend carrying a tube even with tubeless tires. I got a large puncture that would not stay sealed with more than 60 lbs. of pressure. The GF got a similar puncture and she is only 105 lbs. You simply remove the valve stem from the rim and insert a tube like you would with a clincher. The sealant can be a bit messy, but it's water soluble so it's not that bad.
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