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Tubeless road tires?

Old 03-08-22, 11:33 PM
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What's the feeling on mounting the GP5000 TL tyres? I seem to recall reading they are very difficult to mount. True? False? Dependent on the who is doing the install?
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Originally Posted by msu2001la
I can confirm that the 5000 S TR's are much easier to mount on Zipp 303 S wheels than the 5000 TL's have been on other wheelsets I own. I don't know how much of this is the tire vs the wheel. (My tubeless CX tires seemed easier to mount on the Zipps as well)
I've just picked up a new bike with GP5000S TR and they mounted pretty easily on DT Swiss ERC 1400 rims with thumb pressure only - no levers needed. Also inflated effortlessly with a standard track pump, which is a first for me with road tubeless. Others have needed a blast from the boost chamber to get them seated.
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Originally Posted by Overdraft
According to Trek's website I can run up to 28mm on my 2021 Madone...(although tbh there seems to be enough clearance everywhere around my 25's that I'm sure I could use 30-32?)
Anyway, thinking of make the move to tubeless and the readily available 28mm product is Goodyear Eagle F1... any good?
My Madone came with 32s and there is lots of room.
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Old 03-09-22, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies
What's the feeling on mounting the GP5000 TL tyres? I seem to recall reading they are very difficult to mount. True? False? Dependent on the who is doing the install?
Most difficult tire I have ever mounted. I did it without levers but had blood blisters on my hands. I brushed a little soap solution on the rim to et the last few inches mounted. I wouldn't mind getting one for the front wheel too but am trying to decide if I want to go through that much trouble.

Standard Bontrager Aeolus 3V Carbon wheels. Seated easily with a regular pump.
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies
What's the feeling on mounting the GP5000 TL tyres? I seem to recall reading they are very difficult to mount. True? False? Dependent on the who is doing the install?
I did not have many problems. They are tight but honestly, you just need to use some patience. If that last bit won't go over the rim, I just let it sit for a bit and stretch out. When I come back it useful goes on quickly right after.

The key thing to do is to use the rim shape to your advantage. Make sure the bead is in the center channel. It will make life much easier!
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Originally Posted by bikeme
I'd like some recos for slick tread 25mm tubeless tires (up to 28mm is ok too). My favorite clinchers have been Michelin Pro 4s and Conti 4000 or 5000s.
My favorite tires are the Pro 4's. The GP5000's wear a little fast for me. Vittoria Corsa G 2.0+ are very good tubeless tires that ride soft and seem to have good wear. But you HAVE to be alert. They wear from the inside out so they never wear that hard longitudinal lines outer surface. Michelin Power Endurance Tubeless are also very good but they don't have the performance of the Pro 4's. Hopefully in the near future they will make tubeless Pro 4's
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
The Zipps have been cake with every tire that I've used on them, thus far (though I guess that's only 3 different sets).
You have to know how to mount tubeless tires. 28's as a rule, mount pretty easy.
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Originally Posted by RiceAWay
You have to know how to mount tubeless tires. 28's as a rule, mount pretty easy.
Um, okay.
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I rode Schwalbe Pro One Evo TLEs last year- great rubber and no complaints at all.

Just mounted P Zero TLR SLs- they grip like hell and roll fast, even in the cold. Doubt they'll last long but those were the only 28s I could find at the time!

GP5000 TRs are out of stock everywhere unless you're a YouTuber!
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GP5000 TRs are out of stock everywhere unless you're a YouTuber!
Just look through all the places and you will find something. I just took a look now, bike24.com still has all but 28mm in stock, and competitive cyclist has 25 and 28.
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Just switched to tubeless for my new road bike and I’m liking the GP5000’s so far.
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vespasianus and Rdmonster69 thank you the feedback. I have some Michelin Power Endurance Tubeless on the shelf downstairs and just stocked up on some Veloflex tyres, so it might be a while before I switch over to something new/different. But I am keeping my eyes open for new tyres to try.

Ride215 I have found the Pirelli tyres to be quite sticky. I have not had a lot of luck with longevity though. Will be interested to hear how you make out.
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies

Ride215 I have found the Pirelli tyres to be quite sticky. I have not had a lot of luck with longevity though. Will be interested to hear how you make out.
I put 2500 on my Pirelli Velos without any problems. Center section of rear tire was a little squared off so I replaced it. Didn’t really need to be replaced, but I did it anyway for piece of mind.
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