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Old 05-10-07, 01:57 PM
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Tubeless vs Tubed

I'm looking to build a new mountain bike. What are the pro's and con's of tubeless vs tubed?

Are the tubeless difficult to mount? do you need special levers?

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joel

PS: i'm sorry, in advacne, if this topic has already been beaten to death.
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I bought Bontrager Jones and they were a pain and took 2 people to stretch them. I switched to Continental Explorers and they were fairly easy and I would feel comfortable out on the trail if I had to put in a tube if the super juice did not fill.

http://www.conti-online.com/generato...plorer_en.html
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Originally Posted by jroth
I'm looking to build a new mountain bike. What are the pro's and con's of tubeless vs tubed?

Are the tubeless difficult to mount? do you need special levers?

thanks.

joel

PS: i'm sorry, in advacne, if this topic has already been beaten to death.
UST and Tubeless Ready type tires and rims work fine and are mounted with the same technique as any of tire, with no tools.

But if you rarely pinch flat and already use fairly low pressures with standard tires and inner tubes there is no good reason to switch.
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