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Tubeless on your rim brake ss/fixed ride?

Old 06-21-20, 07:59 PM
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Tubeless on your rim brake ss/fixed ride?

Thinking about converting my ss Cross Check to tubeless. Just curious, do many folks go tubeless on "classic" rim brake singlespeed or fixed bikes?

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I don't tend to go tubeless with rim brakes. Never really needed it, My tubes work fine and with proper inflation and good tire checking I rarely have flats. The one time I have a flat fixed was in the rain and I was riding up a hill too far to the right and caught a piece of glass luckily I was near a subway so I just hopped on and swapped the tube and got off closer to home.
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I don't tend to go tubeless with rim brakes. Never really needed it, My tubes work fine and with proper inflation and good tire checking I rarely have flats. The one time I have a flat fixed was in the rain and I was riding up a hill too far to the right and caught a piece of glass luckily I was near a subway so I just hopped on and swapped the tube and got off closer to home.
Yeah, it's in no way a necessity for this bike. My #1 bike for my long, "serious" rides is a geared gravel bike that is tubeless and I love it on that. But the Cross Check is my fun bike. I just bomb around on it. Tubeless wouldn't suck, but maybe not really worth it.
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Yeah, it's in no way a necessity for this bike. My #1 bike for my long, "serious" rides is a geared gravel bike that is tubeless and I love it on that. But the Cross Check is my fun bike. I just bomb around on it. Tubeless wouldn't suck, but maybe not really worth it.
Probably not unless you are riding off road a bunch then maybe it is cool. I tend to run higher pressures on road which makes tubeless kinda silly.
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Probably not unless you are riding off road a bunch then maybe it is cool. I tend to run higher pressures on road which makes tubeless kinda silly.
I hear ya. I do ride it offroad--the Cross Check is a blast in the dirt--but flats are rare simply because it's not seeing that many miles. I live right at the mountains-out my front door just goes straight up. So the geared gravel rig sees the most action.
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