Recommend cheap good tubless tyre?
Apologies if this is a done topic. Couldn’t find anything in the search… wanting to know if there is any such thing as a good cheap (£20-£25) UST tyre? They are for basic trail riding/all mountain-tastic, not XC not DH. So looking for something around 2.2 inch and preferably around 800-900g. Is that a very tall order? Also, never used tubless before but getting a second hand pair of tubeless ready rims so thought I’d give it a burn. Cheers…. 🙂Posted 3 years agogonetothehillsSubscriber
Was going to suggest the On One Smorgasbord which I’ve been using tubeless for months now. They go up a treat, don’t cost much, wear and grip well and I’m more than pleased with them. I did buy them (and some spares) when they cost buttons though…
Might have a squint as the Spesh too.Posted 3 years ago
To update, I had a look and did like the look of the Smorgasbord but found it difficult to know what weight and type i was getting with their tyre chooser… so opted to pop to evans and do the specialized amnesty. So now have a nice new pair of purgatories at a very good price, so thanks all for your help. I’ve now got to fathom how this stans sealant works when it comes in the post! yikes!…Posted 3 years ago
I think I’m lucky in that the 2nd hand XT’s I bought dont seem to need rim tape, they seem sealed all around the rim (no holes for spokes just blank metal) and they already come with valves. Do I need to do all this washing up liquid business I’ve seen? And do i have to use stans sealant? I’ve got some I just wondered if they would seal on their own seeing as the wheels and purgatories are tubless ready? I can hear eyes rolling at the tubless newbie questions! 😉Posted 3 years agowelshfarmerSubscriber
The purgatory is easy to pop on tubeless (done mine last night). Put the tyre on the rim, go all round the gap between tyre and rim with a washing up brush dipped in soapy water, inflate. Then deflate, pop a section of tyre off, pour in sealant, tyre back on, blow up. Do the disco shake with the wheel to spread the sealant. Job done.Posted 3 years agojambonMember
Can’t heap enough prise on Spesh Butcher Controls.
Fat, sticky, light, inexpensive and roll well.Posted 3 years ago
Cheers Welshfarmer… twas as simple as that. I’m delighted. Or at least i was until i went for a ride and i realised just going tubless wasn’t going to make me up to XC pro standards. Now all my hopes have been dashed. You may say my expectations were too high, but i like to think the technology has let me down once again. Always blame the tools!
So I’m learning all the time, saw a youtube watsit and it said you need to carry around a bit of kit. like a tubless repair kit, co2, a tyre boot and a spare tube? Is all this necessary? or is the repair kit and co2 enough?Posted 3 years agoriddochSubscriber
Another happy Specilized purgatory user, they are great more than worth the £30. Track pump and a bit of soapy water and they inflated straight away on flows (core out of the valve though to get enough air in fast enough).Posted 3 years ago
They stayed inflated overnight without sealant too.speedstarSubscriber
If you’re using Stan’s DO NOT, I mean DO NOT use CO2! it causes instant dry, stringy latex as I found out to my great sadness and what made for great humour for my mates on Saturday at Ballater! It dries out the sealant immediately rendering it all useless. I don’t think all sealants are like this but Stan’s specifically say on their website this will happen, so it’s my own fault, but lesson learnt for sure!Posted 3 years ago
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