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stan's tubeless road conversion

Old 01-31-08, 10:46 AM
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I don't think roadies will go much for tubeless setups. We already have tubular wheels for lightness and pinch flat resistance, and road bike tubes are pretty light and easily replaced. Moreover, flats are so common on road bikes because the tires are not as tough as mountain bike tires, that any option open to use will have to have the capability of full roadside repair. If you've got 40 miles to go in your ride, it is not "limp home" range - any tire repair for any malady (up to a point) needs to be a full repair. Unless you are racing, of course... but then, there are tubular tires for that.
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Old 01-31-08, 12:18 PM
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I'm confused by this. It is a tubeless tire not some weird tech. Get a flat on the Hutchison road tubeless tire. What do you do? You stop. You unbead the tire. you take out the tubeless stem. You put in a tube. You put air in it. You are on your way. If the tire is gashed badly, do what everyone else does and put some type of boot in the tire and add a tube. How is removing a stem any more work other than a few seconds to get you rolling again. Plus, you run some type of sealant in the tire to help seal and small holes. In this case, I would probably run the Hutchison sealant.

What in the heck is so hard about that?

BTW, the Hutchison road tubeless tires are probably less prone to the cuts and problems because they are basically overbuilt to handle being tubeless. You can't run a conventional road tire tubeless because it will unbead. It isn't thick enough and the bead is NOT strong enough to handle the stress and pressure.


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I don't think roadies will go much for tubeless setups. We already have tubular wheels for lightness and pinch flat resistance, and road bike tubes are pretty light and easily replaced. Moreover, flats are so common on road bikes because the tires are not as tough as mountain bike tires, that any option open to use will have to have the capability of full roadside repair. If you've got 40 miles to go in your ride, it is not "limp home" range - any tire repair for any malady (up to a point) needs to be a full repair. Unless you are racing, of course... but then, there are tubular tires for that.
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Old 02-15-11, 02:24 AM
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Originally Posted by sogood View Post
It'll be marketing driven, as it'll allow vendors to sell a whole new generation of wheels. And the OCP brigade will be back on the upgrade path again.
What do you mean, things like STI shifters, BB30 cranks and carbon rims.

It's all market driven but it depends if people take it up that matters. You also will not need new wheels as you can convert any wheel.

I too am one of those that rides mtb and never been interested in tubeless until my friend tried the stans no tubes system. The UST type tyres are so hard to get on and off but with stans you can use any tyre, so I'm going to try my Continental Race King World Cup Edition 2.2's to make a very light fast race wheel.

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Old 02-15-11, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by cooper411 View Post
Anyone tried the new Stan's Road Tubeless conversion kit on a pair of Ksyriums yet? I've been looking at getting the Dura Ace tubeless wheels, but if the Hutchinson Tubeless tires can work on my Ksyriums with the conversion kit, that would be perfect.
I went tubeless with the Ksyriums, used Stans sealant and valves, no rim tape needed with the Ksyriums. I believe I used the Hutchison Atom tire, have since gone with the Shimano tubeless wheelset with the Atom tire.

Converting the Ksyriums to tubeless was easy, but a little messy at first with the sealant leaking out until it seals and the tire inflates. Use a compressor and follow the instructions on Stans website. Use soap and water on the sidewalls before inflating.

Tubeless does have a great ride.
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Old 02-15-11, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by asmallsol View Post
People love them in mountain bikes. In time, the road community will accept them as well.
In the MTB world, it is b/c it lets you run your tires at a much lower pressure - thereby improving grip and traction - without risking pinch flats.

I dont see the benefit of running a road tire at low pressure.

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