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Offline dkoloko

Tubeless
« on: February 16, 2017, 12:17:56 pm »
Schwalbe says they are committed to tubeless. How many are now using tubeless tires touring?

Any problem running tubeless with tubes?


indyfabz

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Re: Tubeless
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 01:40:32 pm »
There has been some recent discussion of it on bikeforums:

https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1097869-touring-tubeless-tires.html

There was also a relatively recent thread about it on this forum.

I ride tubeless on my road bike. Love them, and I have had no problem putting a tube in a tubeless tire when necessary. (Not all punctures will seal at an acceptable pressure, so you would be wise to carry at least one tube and tire levers.)

Until I am shown a tubeless tire that can stand the test of time for moderate to heavy load road touring, I will stick to my luddite ways.

Offline dkoloko

Re: Tubeless
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 04:29:35 pm »
Thanks indyfabz. Do you put sealant in tubeless?

Offline Manilishi

Re: Tubeless
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 03:02:12 pm »
I run Stans sealant in my tubeless - mountain bike, road bike, and fat tire bike. I just bought the schwalbe marathon supreme tubeless for my touring bike . I took a leap of faith based on my positive experience with tubeless on my other bikes. I'll post here again once I put some miles on them.

Offline Manilishi

Re: Tubeless
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2017, 03:50:35 pm »
So- I mounted my tires last week they went on relatively easy I was able to seat the bead on one with a floor pump but the other one need a little encouragement with the air compressor. I deflated, removed the valve cores and injected 2oz. of Stan's sealant. My tire size  700 x 40 weighed 566 grams almost the exact same as the lightweight mountain bike tires I replaced. I've put around 50-60 miles on them so far ( unloaded around town ) They are fast rolling and very plush at 30psi. They are still at 30 psi this week so they aren't losing any air. I haven't had a chance to load up the panniers and take it for a ride yet ( they salted the roads after our recent snowfall ) I'll write some more once I get a chance to ride it loaded.

Offline canalligators

Re: Tubeless
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2017, 08:24:43 am »
I haven't tried tubeless, but don't you always use sealant with them?

On tour, remember to pack a spare inner tube or two.  You could run out of CO2, not be near a compressor or be unable to locate/fix a leak.  You don't want to be stranded.

Offline Manilishi

Re: Tubeless
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2017, 09:16:08 am »
I plan on bringing a plug kit too.... :)

Offline superpletch

Re: Tubeless
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2017, 02:31:34 pm »
I have a few hundred miles on my marathon supremes and love them.  I mounted them in 30 minutes with a floor pump and stans sealant.  I plan on running them on Pacific coast tour in may.  You should alway use sealant with tubeless tires, it almost eliminates flats.  I carry a couple tubes for the unlikely event you puncture tire in a way sealant will not seal.  I will also cary folded used tire in case tire is damaged to the point it is unridable, both of which I would do even if I was riding on clinchers with tubes.  IMO tubeless is the way to go.

Online jrswenberger

Re: Tubeless
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2017, 12:14:08 am »
I have a few hundred miles on my marathon supremes and love them.  I mounted them in 30 minutes with a floor pump and stans sealant.  I plan on running them on Pacific coast tour in may.  You should alway use sealant with tubeless tires, it almost eliminates flats.  I carry a couple tubes for the unlikely event you puncture tire in a way sealant will not seal.  I will also cary folded used tire in case tire is damaged to the point it is unridable, both of which I would do even if I was riding on clinchers with tubes.  IMO tubeless is the way to go.

I guess I don't understand the allure of touring with a tire that requires a floor pump and 30 minutes to mount...especially when you'll be carrying spare tubes and a tire anyway. How many flats are you getting? Excluding the first solo tour I did back in the late 70's (a flat tire disaster), I can recall only a small number of flats (less than 5) between my wife and I. This includes on and off road, fully loaded tours around the globe.

Jay
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Offline Manilishi

Re: Tubeless
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2017, 05:04:46 am »
Well - for one the schwalbe marathon tubeless I mounted weighed one pound less than the tubed version ( schwalbe marathon supreme)