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Old 01-19-21, 08:59 AM
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Run tube on tubeless tire

Hi, so, I am running tube and right now my tires are used so I am going to buy new. The shops nearby have majority tubeless tires at the moment as tubular tires are not in stock due to Covid-19 shipping issue. I am not converting my rim to tubless as I don't find it necessary to switch because I have not got a single pucnture since 2 years, so pointless to make so much investment on tubeless. I want to know if it is OK to buy these tubeless tires like Maxxis Ikon or Continental Crossking and run tubes in them? Will this affect something or whatever? I know we can run tubes on tubeless tires but till I want to know if I can do that in very long term.
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Old 01-19-21, 09:06 AM
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They will be fine. Pop in the tubes and ride as long as you can until you've patched the tubes more than a coupe of times, then use them as spare tubes.
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Old 01-19-21, 09:08 AM
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Tubes don't always play well with tubleess tires. One time I had to put a tube in a tubeless tire because I punctured and my sealant was dried up. (Operator neglect early in the season.) I could not get the tire to seat properly around the valve stem area. There just wasn't enough room for the tube. That resulted in a lump, which resulted in a slight wobble. Fortunately, it was not that far of a ride back to the car. Another time, with a different make and model of tire, putting a tube in worked fine.
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Old 01-19-21, 09:14 AM
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Getting a tube into a tubeless tire can sometimes be difficult as has been pointed out. As well, the tubeless version of the same tire model will always be heavier than the tube type version due to the extra material in the tire carcass needed to make the tire airtight. This can result in a poorer ride quality than if you simply bought the tube type version of the tire. Tubeless tires are also more expensive than conventional clinchers
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You can also opt for clincher tires that are tubeless ready or tubeless compatible.
Iíve got Gravel King slicks on both bikes, 32s and 38s and are specified as tubeless compatible. The first initial rides on both bikes, I ran them as traditional clinchers. Since then, Iíve been running them tubeless.
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Originally Posted by primov8 View Post
You can also opt for clincher tires that are tubeless ready or tubeless compatible.
Iíve got Gravel King slicks on both bikes, 32s and 38s and are specified as tubeless compatible. The first initial rides on both bikes, I ran them as traditional clinchers. Since then, Iíve been running them tubeless.
Do you notice a difference? I have tubed 32mm GKís and a set of tubeless compatible in my supply drawer. Iím contemplating setting them up tubeless when the current pair wears out.
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tubeless ready is what you'd ideally want if you cannot find the tire you're seeking.
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Old 01-19-21, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by alij2018 View Post
Hi, so, I am running tube and right now my tires are used so I am going to buy new. The shops nearby have majority tubeless tires at the moment as tubular tires are not in stock due to Covid-19 shipping issue.
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I noticed that too. Iím hoping heís using that term incorrectly.
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Old 01-19-21, 02:14 PM
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"tubular" is a tire that has an integrated tube and has to be glued onto the rim. these are rather rare these days unless you're on a high-end race bike or something vintage. the alternative and much more common tire is a "clincher." tubeless tires are generally (always) clincher tires that are designed to be used with a tubeless-ready rim to seal up without a tube, but you can almost always stick a tube in a tubeless tire/rim.
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Originally Posted by Ghazmh View Post
Do you notice a difference? I have tubed 32mm GK’s and a set of tubeless compatible in my supply drawer. I’m contemplating setting them up tubeless when the current pair wears out.
I have the GK 32s on the Lynskey Helix and I honestly couldn't tell a difference when I switched them to tubeless. I'm sure it has more to do with the Ti construction of the Helix because on the SBC 6061, with the GK 38s is where I noticed an improvement once I went tubeless. With the 38s set up tubeless (50 psi F, 55 psi R), the 6061 became even more comfortable and a noticeable reduction of road noise as well.
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