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tire fit clincher vs tubeless

Old 07-23-20, 09:22 PM
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tire fit clincher vs tubeless

Hey all,
I use my old touring bike as my gravel bike. I have clincher wheels currently on it. I just ordered Donnelly X'plor MSOs, 700x 36 clincher. The shop sent me the same tire but their tubeless model. Is there much difference? I ordered the clincher because it was much cheaper. It took them over 4 weeks to ship these. I wonder if the clincher might be the better way to go, might be easier to put on my bike. I have never used tubeless, seems very similar.
What are your thoughts?
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Old 07-23-20, 10:39 PM
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Put the tires on and ride them
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Might be a little harder to get on than non tubeless but yes you can use a tubeless tyre with a tube.
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Tubeless tires typically have a tighter bead (which often makes them harder to mount) and sometimes can hold air without an inner tube or sealant. If you don't have any problem mounting them and are not a weight weenie - there isn't much practical difference.
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I mounted them last night, it was very easy. They are heavy though, I was surprised. These are the widest tires I have ridden on my old tourer. I am heading to W. Va to go bike-packing tonight to try them out. Hope to post a trip report when I return Thanks for all the info.
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