Notices
Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational) This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like : "Unbound Gravel". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

Tire confusion!

Old 01-02-18, 09:38 AM
  #1  
Koyote
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 4,003
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3892 Post(s)
Liked 5,159 Times in 2,279 Posts
Tire confusion!

So, I have a relatively new bike which came with WTB rims that have the TCS (Tubeless Compatible System). Bike came with tubed tires (Panaracer T-Servs, 700x35).

I'm new to this stuff, so wondering about compatibility. Moving forward, do I need to stick with particular tire types, or will any clincher (tubed, tubeless, tubeless-compatible) work with these rims?

And if I want to go to tubeless tires, what type should I look for?

Yes, I have perused the interwebs, and am still a bit overwhelmed with info.

Thanks in advance!

PS: I'm not a newbie. Just had to create new username and such for tech reasons.

Last edited by Koyote; 01-02-18 at 09:39 AM. Reason: Addition
Koyote is offline  
Old 01-02-18, 11:40 AM
  #2  
antimonysarah
Senior Member
 
antimonysarah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Medford, MA
Posts: 616

Bikes: Nishiki Bel-Air, Brompton P6L, Seven Resolute SLX, Co-motion Divide, Xtracycle RFA

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 68 Post(s)
Liked 27 Times in 19 Posts
Any tire with tubes (that's the right size, obviously) will work, whether or not it's tubeless-compatible. There are no tubeless-only tires AFAIK. Tubeless-compatible rims can be a little tighter of a fit for tires, but all tires of the right size should work, they may just take a little more elbow grease to mount.

I haven't run tubeless myself so I don't have any recommendations there.
antimonysarah is offline  
Old 01-02-18, 01:06 PM
  #3  
chas58
Senior Member
 
chas58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 4,612

Bikes: too many of all kinds

Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 308 Times in 249 Posts
you can put any tire you want on there.

Generally any tubeless tire on a tubeless rim should work fine, you just need valve stems with removable cores, so you can add sealant to the tire roughly every 6 months.'

if you have spoke holes in the outer rim (the part that holds air), you will need some kind of rim tape. If the only holes on the outer rim are for the valve, you don't need tape.

A true TCS system does not need sealant, although it would be a folly not to use sealant. A "tubeless compatible" tire must have sealant. Either way, expect tubeless tires to need the air to be topped off more often than a tire with tubes.
chas58 is offline  
Old 01-02-18, 01:58 PM
  #4  
bogydave
Senior Member
 
bogydave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: ALASKA , SoCal
Posts: 914

Bikes: /Skye/ Torker mt, Sirrus flat bar

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 188 Post(s)
Liked 24 Times in 10 Posts
I used Stan’s wheel/rim tape last yr
On stock wheels & stans sealant.
Schwalbe marathon supreme 700x35 tubeless easy
tires
Ran last year, worked well.
I took tires off, cleaned out the goo , last month
Turned gummy (left in 8 month ,over the summer ,with no use)
Then mounted & new sealant
Liking it so far, was a fairly easy conversion
Rim Tape, tubeless stems, tires, sealant
Do have to add air about once/week
Am running less pressure , 50/60 psi, more comfortable ride
bogydave is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Iride01
Bicycle Mechanics
28
07-18-19 05:59 PM
masi61
Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational)
8
11-14-18 03:53 PM
tsappenfield
Bicycle Mechanics
3
02-19-18 12:40 AM
cyclintom
General Cycling Discussion
6
11-16-17 05:06 PM
yannisg
Bicycle Mechanics
10
05-15-11 03:46 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.