is this a good idea ?
was thinking of having two sets of tubeless wheels , one with quick xc type tyres and another set with a bigger volume for trail centres ! I cant be bothered to keep changing my tyres over! or an I being lazy ? just swap the wheel set for the type of riding !Posted 6 years ago16stonepigMember
As long as you swap them relatively frequently (to even out chain/block wear), it might be a sound way of doing things. However, I’d probably have a “good set” for general XC and trail centre use, and a “heavy set” with cheap but strong hubs/rims for you want to thrash it and not worry about the weight.Posted 6 years agoJoeGSubscriber
I have had 2 sets of wheels for the last 6 years or so. Main set is run tubeless with Stan’s and regular trail tires. The backup set is cheaper, and I run tubes with it. The tires on the backup set get switched between semi-slicks, mud tires, and studded winter tires. The only thing that I have to do is to remember to retract the brake caliper pistons a bit since the regular wheels get more use and therefore the brake rotors have worn more and are thinner. The really nice thing is that a broken spoke, dinged rim, or bad freehub body doesn’t stop you from riding while the wheel is in the shop or parts are on the way.Posted 6 years agorobsoctaneMember
C’mon mate, £10 will get you some good tyre levers and can you honestly say you’d rather spend £100’s than 10 minutes changing tyres?
That is of course if you haven’t got your mind set on tubeless, why would you? tubes will always be better…
Waiting for backlash now 🙄Posted 6 years ago
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