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Bicycles - Tubed v Tubeless

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2015/01/02 21:59:01 (permalink)
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Bicycles - Tubed v Tubeless

Anybody here ride bicycles? Have you decided to go tubeless or do you prefer to stay with tubed? Any preferences? Are tubeless really that much better at avoiding punctures?
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    Re: Bicycles - Tubed v Tubeless 2015/01/02 22:11:48 (permalink)
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    I used Michelin Krylion carbon tyres and never had a puncture in many Ironman events and training.
     
    Tubeless offer higher pressure and some say lower rolling resistance.  They still puncture just as easy if the design is built for speed and lightness rather than durability.
     
    IMO standard tyres and tubes are the way to go
     
    Tubs are also harder to change quickly due to the glue required to keep them on the rim.
    post edited by Trident - 2015/01/02 22:13:00
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    Re: Bicycles - Tubed v Tubeless 2015/01/02 22:40:44 (permalink)
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    I am plagued by pinch flats with tyres and tubes. They seem to be the only flats I get. Usually when I'm mounting a kerb or something and the tube seems to pinch and then the tyre goes down. I despise punctures with a passion.
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    Re: Bicycles - Tubed v Tubeless 2015/01/03 08:39:40 (permalink)
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    What kind of bike is it how hard are you going up curbs. Tubeless normally have more control when punctured but like trident they are more difficult to change.
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    Re: Bicycles - Tubed v Tubeless 2015/01/03 08:42:44 (permalink)
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    It's a singlespeed road bike and I ride it like it's a BMX lol.
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    Re: 2015/01/03 08:50:19 (permalink)
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    Get the pressure to the top end of the limits.i ride my bike at 120 psi never had pinch flat it also helps against things like thornes.
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    Re: 2015/01/03 09:03:54 (permalink)
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    So what's happens if you slash the tyre running tubeless? Gaffer tape won't help now. Carrying a spare tyre defeats the point of the weight saving.
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    Re: 2015/01/03 09:36:17 (permalink)
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    Tubes all day long for me.

     
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