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Old 05-02-07, 07:33 PM
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Just went Tubeless

Well bought a pair of Dura Ace scandium wheels and bought some Hutchinson Tubeless tires to go with them. Got them seated today no problems at all and look foward to riding them for the first time tomorrow. I will let you all know how they feel.
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this mean you will never get a flat? how does tubeless work?
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Are you sure that's safe do you know all the tires your wheels have been with?

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No, shimano scandium wheels are the only tubeless compatible rims that take tubeless specific Hutchinson tires. Totally safe, and its what shimano designed these wheels to do. As far as never flatting no, that is not the point, however no pinch flats and you wont have as many flats. The idea of having no tube is essentially running your tire a little lower psi, this means more traction but no more friction between the tire and the tube. Also the tires are supposed to handle a lot better and the ride quality is supposed to be better as well. Go to shimanos website and you can read about it.
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a bit concrete?
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yeah haha I cant believe that came out like that..kinda scared myself for a second...I just got done with a bunch of essays for finals so Im still in B/S essay mode.
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Seems a little odd that Hutchinson designed a tire that only fits one rim. Does the Shimano rim work with regular clincher tires or only the tubeless?

Kind of odd that people selling the tire dont mesntion it only works with that rim.
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Yeah the shimano wheel works w/ any clincher..Hutchinson is just the only one making a tire that is designed to be tubeless...But yes, you can use any regular tube and clincher combo on the wheel.\
http://www.roadtubeless.com/accueil.html
http://www.shimano.com
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Cool


I'm running tubless rims and tires on my MTB. I have Stan's sealant in the tires. From the videos it seems to work very well.


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A pox on your house for posting this with no ride report.

I was anxious to hear how they ride...
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haha I know...I will let you know tomorrow!
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Originally Posted by Plow13
this mean you will never get a flat? how does tubeless work?
No, tubeless as in a tire which has a self contained tube within,sewn within,called a sew-up tire by some.
It's the original type of bike tire widely used in Italy and other countries.It's used less and less the past 20 years,it still has a following.Tubeless tires have their virtues and following.
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will these tires work with Mavic Ksyrium rims (which are sealed inside - the spokes don't come all the way through. no need for rim tape)
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Originally Posted by old and new
No, tubeless as in a tire which has a self contained tube within,sewn within,called a sew-up tire by some.
It's the original type of bike tire widely used in Italy and other countries.It's used less and less the past 20 years,it still has a following.Tubeless tires have their virtues and following.
No, those are tubulars. These tires actually are tubeless, much in the way a car tire is tubeless. It appears as though it was made so that the tire's bead forms an airtight connection with the rim (obviously you need a special rim).
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There are also Tufo tires:
http://www.biketiresdirect.com/searc...lts.asp?cat=ty

I believe made in the Czech Republic. I've heard some people on here mention that they ride them, but no ride report. I believe they work with any rim. They also seem to want you to run their sealant in them. A little heavier than a standard clincher, but no tube, so very little heavier total.
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Funny how they show Fulcrum wheels in the video for promoting these tires.
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As of now, only Shimano has wheels ready to accept the tyres with its already-available Dura-Ace 7801-SL wheelset. Agreements are already in place with Mavic, Campagnolo, and Corima, though, so a slew of other tubeless-compatible wheelsets aren't far behind.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2006...ts/eurobike065

I've seen the mavic tubless version.



Originally Posted by shm2e
Well bought a pair of Dura Ace scandium wheels and bought some Hutchinson Tubeless tires to go with them. Got them seated today no problems at all and look foward to riding them for the first time tomorrow. I will let you all know how they feel.
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What kind of sealant is that in the video**********

Wow!
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
Are you sure that's safe do you know all the tires your wheels have been with?
lmao
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Originally Posted by 993guy
What kind of sealant is that in the video**********

Wow!

Stan's No tubes




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Ok so had a RR and a crit on sat and sunday respectively and now i think I could give a good ride report.
First of all I had no problems with having the tires seal on the rim, I had no leaking or anything. The first thing I noticed is how much smoother tubeless tires were. They seemed to roll just as fast and just mellowed out all the bumps and road buzz. I didnt put in any more effort to keep my speed then I would have with a clincher and tube so they seemed to keep great efficiency. Then came the crit and I would really get to test the handling. They handled better then anything else I have ridden in the past and juts gripped into the corners. I felt more confident in my cornering and never had any slipping.
so in all
Strengths: more comfort
great handling
just as fast
Super easy to put on and set up

Weakness: A little heavy (but W/out a tube it evens out)
flat repair (if sealant dosent work)
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nice. i have yet to ride mine. i'll do that this week.
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Let me know how you like em as well...
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will do.
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tubeless ≠ tubular ≠ tubular clincher (Tufo)
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