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Old 06-05-18, 12:51 AM
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Slim 26'' Tubeless tires for commuting?

Hello everyone,

Does anyone know of any good quality tubeless tires for a rugged commuter bike? My normal commute is a mixture of street, dirt and sometimes gravel roads. I have been looking into tubeless tires, but they all seem to be over 2'' thick. Is there any good ones out there that measure 26'' x 1.95'' or 26'' x 1.75'' ?
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Old 06-05-18, 01:04 AM
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Not a lot of tubeless anything in 26er, much less oddball niche. Tubeless and 29er happened around the same time. I think those Compa$$ Rat Trap tires have a tubeless bead but none of the other tubeless features. You can run any tire tubeless with a Stans conversion kit but itís not going to install as easy or hold air as well as dedicated hardware.
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
I think those Compa$$ Rat Trap tires have a tubeless bead but none of the other tubeless features.
The really big caveat is that you'll want to give them a good initial treatment of orange seal, since the sidewalls are veeeerrrrrrry thin and potentially weepy.

Rat Trap Pass measures ~53mm. Since OP wants something moderately narrower, the Compass tire they might be interested in would be the ~45mm Naches Pass. I haven't used the Naches Pass, but I use the Rat Traps on my gravel bike and love them. 5000+ mile wear life, very fast.
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Loving my Naches Passes so far. Caveats: haven't tried them tubeless, and they only measure about 42mm for me.
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