MountainMonkey - Member
Thanks mboy - what's the advantage of tubeless if I don't get flats anyway? (Really don't know)
Don't have the choice of Mavics - I've been offered a wheelset with 4.2s or Olympics - would Olympics be ok if I did want to run tubes?
Yeah they'd be ok, but really, no point.
Advantages of tubeless, well... You've just jinxed yourself now by saying "I don't get punctures", you are aware of that right? Next ride, you're going to get one now
The main advantage is losing the tube means no pinch punctures, but running sealant in a tubeless system also seals thorn punctures too etc. Tubeless means you lose the weight of the inner tube too, so it's marginally lighter, and it's rotational weight you're losing which is more beneficiary than losing weight off the rest of the bike. Allows you to run lower pressures for more grip too without risking a puncture.