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touring with tubeless tires
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I'm a recent convert to tubeless tires.  I love how well they roll, how I've had no flats, how comfortable they are and the wonderful (maybe in my head) sound they make.  I'm going to do some light…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by SuperPletch Mar 7.

 

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SuperPletch replied to SuperPletch's discussion touring with tubeless tires
"i ordered and installed Schwalbe Marathon Supreme HS 469 700x35c tubeless tires.  They replaced a Specialized Sawtooth 42c on/off road tire which I had converted previously to tubeless quite easily with a roll of Stans rim tape and sealant.…"
Mar 7
J2O replied to SuperPletch's discussion touring with tubeless tires
"Tubeless has come a long way and every year produces better results.  I currently ride tubeless on everything except CX (tubulars are still king there).  If you tried tubeless a few years ago and quit due to a blow-out or excessive…"
Mar 2
djm replied to SuperPletch's discussion touring with tubeless tires
"Unless their design has changed recently, Marathon Supremes are truck tires.  Running them tubeless may save an occasional puncture but they are not a good choice for comfort or low rolling resistance.  You also want to test how difficult…"
Mar 2
Jeremy Bloyd-Peshkin replied to SuperPletch's discussion touring with tubeless tires
"I've been involved recently in a very interesting discussion of tubeless vs tubes for self-supported ultra racing, which is basically touring on crack. Here's some of the takeaways through my lens: Tire Choice: If you're going to go…"
Mar 2
Paul Lazzaro replied to SuperPletch's discussion touring with tubeless tires
"You're probably missing nothing.  On a long tour, flats are likely inevitable, so one might just as well start off with a tube from the beginning.  But for rides of a couple of days, tubeless might be a nice way to go."
Mar 1
SuperPletch replied to SuperPletch's discussion touring with tubeless tires
"thanks, some good information in that post, though it is 3 years old.  tire mfg have improved tubeless technology quite a bit.  I've ordered some schwalbe marathon supremes to give a try.  The beauty of tubeless is lower rolling…"
Mar 1
Paul Lazzaro replied to SuperPletch's discussion touring with tubeless tires
"I think he's asking about tubeless, not tubular..."
Mar 1
Paul Lazzaro replied to SuperPletch's discussion touring with tubeless tires
Mar 1
SuperPletch posted a discussion

touring with tubeless tires

I'm a recent convert to tubeless tires.  I love how well they roll, how I've had no flats, how comfortable they are and the wonderful (maybe in my head) sound they make.  I'm going to do some light touring this spring and was looking for input from those with more experience than I.  It seems there is a lot of fear from "old school" cyclists who are resisting change.  I cant see much disadvantage to going tubeless other than it seems hard to find a good selection of tubeless ready tires.  I'm…See More
Mar 1
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What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Hybrid, Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance, Social, Bike Camping, Touring
What brings you to The Chainlink?
thoughts on touring

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