Niche road bike question, no, not fixies!
Yes, you have to use tubeless specific tyres, the Hutchinsons seem to be the best in all the reviews though Maxxis look pretty good too.
Don’t expect sealant to prevent punctures like on mtb tyres – you can drop 50psi in a second through a thorn puncture meaning it’s unrideable.
Can’t really see much advantage other than a tiny weight saving and pinch flat resistance at lower pressures.Posted 6 years agoandyl46Member
Anyone running tubeless tyres? The rims on my new bike (DTswiss Tricon) are better than I expected 🙂 and are also tubeless compatible. Anyone know if you must use tubeless specific tyres to run tubeless (I’m assuming so with the pressures involved) and is there any great advantage? (pinch flat avoidance/sealant to stop small punctures I’m also guessing?)
Thanks all.Posted 6 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Can’t really see much advantage other than a tiny weight saving and pinch flat resistance at lower pressures
Rolling resistance, surely?
And, if you run sealant you might lose 50psi before it seals, but then it’s sealed so all you have to do is re-inflate it, which would be much quicker than faffing about with changing tubes… no?Posted 6 years agobigdugsbawsMember
Ran Stans Alpha rims with Fusion 3 tubeless tyres for a short while but changed back to clinchers as the difference was not great.
Tyres (Fusion 3s) weighed in at 310g each and whilst I never used sealant, that is still heavier than a decent clincher and tube.
I ran mine at 90psi so comfy and good RR, feel a bit like tubs.
Seemed pretty puncture proof – no pinches
ConsPosted 6 years ago
Lost air faster than clinchers
Tyres expensive and limited choice
Still have to carry around spare tubes just in case
molgrips – Member
Rolling resistance, surely?
Why? What difference would it make? I’ve heard people talk about less friction between tyre and tube, but frankly I think this is nonsense. If it were the case, your innertubes would look shiny after prolonged use – mine tend to show an imprint of the inside of the tyre suggesting there’s no movement.
I’ve heard people say that they feel more like tubs, which “apparently” roll faster than clinchers. Again, I think this is tosh as tubs have an innertube, it’s just enclosed within a stitched tyre!
The only reason tubs seem to roll quicker is that the whole rim/tub combo is lighter than a clincher.
And yes, just looking at the weight of tubeless tyres, the advantages are starting to look less pronounced!Posted 6 years ago
crikey – Member
Um, you boys do know that normal tyres + tubes have a lower rolling resistance than tubs, don’t you?
I’m rather skeptical about “rolling resistance” – I think it’s marketing hype and the speed of a tyre is primarily dependent on tyre pressure and rider weight.
But if you can back that up, I’d be interested to know how…Posted 6 years agoChrisAMember
thats a good article, not seen thats one before. I run tubs on my road bike, for me, they seem give a more comfortable ride. i realy like them. I do have a set of open pro clincher rims though that i am toying with building up on CK hubs to have another go at clinchers.
I wouldn;t have thought tubless on a road bike would have yielded a massive advantage to be honest, but i’d be willing to listen to anyone who has used it sucessfully and what advantages it gave.Posted 6 years ago
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