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Road Tubeless final update

Old 08-26-08, 12:45 PM
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Road Tubeless final update

well...I gave it a shot. 1500 miles later it is over. 1 flat (piece of metal) that was repaired with a road tubeless patch. No problems getting a tube in that tire while it had a hole. I road my fastest 60 and 100 mile rides EVER on road tubeless. The ride was comfortable. The grip was great. Cornering was awesome.

The major downside for me? 1500 mile life. It got my original set for $15 each. Replacement costs put them at $50 to $60 each. I decided the low life wasn't good enough.

I switched to Conti 4000S tires. OMG....grip just as well. Handle slightly better. Just as or even more comfortable. Using the performance luna lite tubes. A friend has 3k miles on his and he is 220lbs. That's 300 miles/week for him.

Road tubeless is still a great idea. Cost is another thing.

I run tubeless on my MTBs and still believe in the tech.
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I switched to Conti 4000S tires. OMG....grip just as well. Handle slightly better. Just as or even more comfortable. Using the performance luna lite tubes. A friend has 3k miles on his and he is 220lbs. That's 300 miles/week for him.
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Still waiting for Conti, Michelin, or *someone* else to come out with some road tubeless tires...
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Originally Posted by foresthill View Post
Still waiting for Conti, Michelin, or *someone* else to come out with some road tubeless tires...
specialized is coming out with them.
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