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New Wheels; keep or sell?

Old 05-29-10, 01:26 PM
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New Wheels; keep or sell?

After thinking I needed a new set of wheels (Bontager rear wheel spoke eyelet failed and was replaced under warranty)...I had a set of Swiss DT 1.1/DT 240's made up by Joe Young.
They have sat in my closet unused for about 5 months. They are sweet looking and feel very light.
I currently use 28 tires. I'm 185lbs and ride 85 front/90 rear. No pinch flats and I'm fine with the handling and ride of the Gatorskins.

Now I'm thinking about tubeless technology.

Should I sell these wheels and buy something more along the lines of pure tubeless, i.e. no spoke holes and are more tubeless specific? Maybe something from Shimano or Stan's when they finally come out?
Should I just use these with tubes (I really haven't had flat problems for a while and can change a flat purdy quickly)?
Should I use them with tubes and when the time comes get the Stan's conversion and go tubeless that way? I'm sure there a few of you out there who have converted the 1.1 into tubeless.

What would be the best move here?
Are these great wheels and I should just keep them and use them tubed or tubeless and if I really get into the tubeless thing and tires become more available/cheaper then I can go for another set of wheels (always nice to have two sets) or get the tubeless specific wheels?

What would you do and why?
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1.1/240s Combo is pretty great. i'd stick with that.

if tubeless was that great the major tire manufactures would be making tires for it
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