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Roam 1/Tough2, 2018 Dilema

Old 09-28-17, 07:20 PM
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Old 09-28-17, 07:54 PM
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Tubeless tires are getting to be very reliable on larger size tires running lower pressures like 700 x 35/38's. Thorns, glass, and even fish hooks aren't much of an issue with tubeless tires, just remove the object and the tire basically seals itself. The only real "issue" is every year or two you should have the tires dismounted, clean the insides of the old sealant, and have new sealant installed.
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Originally Posted by Sandcounty View Post
I have narrowed my search for a new bike to a Roam 1 2018. I, however, have a a concern about the tubeless tires now standard on the 2018, Roam. At 74, I am not sure I want to deal with the complications of going tubeless. It is like the devil you know(tubes) vs the devil you do not(tubeless). I want to stay with Giant bikes and the Roam model.

Does anyone see anything wrong(mechanicly/functionaly) with just having tubes installed in these tires by my local bike shop when purchased? My wife and I ride the street of our local town and do not, at our age, venture off road.


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Scooty Puff's comment is bang-on, really. My suggestion would be that if you get the bike run with it as-is -- set-up tubeless. If you find it an issue, even just once, then it really is a very simple matter indeed if you want to revert to a tubed set-up, something your LBS can or should be able to take care of easily.
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Originally Posted by Sandcounty View Post
I have narrowed my search for a new bike to a Roam 1 2018. I, however, have a a concern about the tubeless tires
I'd be more concerned about the Suntour NEX steel spring fork. If you buy it, hang onto the upgrade papers

Read this one https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bic...n-hybrids.html
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