- Gravel / CX – tubeless?
Tubeless for CX. Too tight to use them for gravel as they don’t last long unless they have deep knobbles and that’s not for gravel. Grabbed my road bike tonight as the other had a bust spoke. As I expected the Schwalbe 30mm S ones in tubeless were fine on the gravel.Posted 7 months agodownhillfastMember
I’m using Kenda Happy Medium folding tyres on some Alex rims ATD470, not one puncture. A couple of rear rim dings however 😳 so start high with the pressures and drop them till you find a “happy medium” 😉
Honestly, on a cx/Gravel bike it’s a no-brainer imo.Posted 7 months agorobbieMember
Lower rolling resistance and less punctures – why not? The only reason why tubeless is less suited to CX is they tend to burp as very low pressures which is why tubulars are still preferred.
Exactly thisPosted 7 months ago
I am set up tubeless on my gravel bike (47mm elwoods)so far so good
my cx bike on the other hand is running tubes just now as the clement tyres i have arnt tubeless compatible. I am currently looking at tubeless but will have to up the pressere a fraction to stop them burping.
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