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Old 08-18-10, 07:25 PM
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Thinking about racing tubeless w/tubeless tires and rims.

Question: Is it beneficial to use a sealant? If so, any suggestions which one?

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I use Stan's, but don't race. Just don't like fixing flats on the trails.
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you have to use a sealant. i'd recoment stans also. if you don't already have tubless rims consider using the rim strip option it will work just fine with most rims. there are plenty of youtube videos on how to set it all up.
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I have used tubeless mountain bike rims and tires for years, with most of my riding in the AZ desert that treated my tires like a pin cushion (before moving to Austin).

I would never use tubes again for off road, but some people still like them.
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