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Offline dkoloko

Tubeless Tired Stock Touring Bikes?
« on: June 26, 2017, 11:42:59 am »
I know wheels can be changed; custom bikes can be built, etc. What I am asking is the market such that stock touring bikes with tubeless tires are now for sale?

Offline Biggus Duckus

Re: Tubeless Tired Stock Touring Bikes?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 04:24:23 pm »
Some "adventure" bikes have them tubeless or tubeless ready, like the Niner RLT or Jamis Drafonslayer.

Offline dkoloko

Re: Tubeless Tired Stock Touring Bikes?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017, 05:30:19 pm »
Some "adventure" bikes have them tubeless or tubeless ready, like the Niner RLT or Jamis Drafonslayer.

The Dragonslayer, with 3 in. wide tires and shocks, is as far as I can see, a  mountain bike.

Maybe there is a tubeless tire road tourer in the many  models of the Niner RLT line. All I saw were models with wheels that had tires with tubes.

Offline Biggus Duckus

Re: Tubeless Tired Stock Touring Bikes?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2017, 07:12:14 am »
I guess the answer you're looking for is "no," then.

Offline canalligators

Re: Tubeless Tired Stock Touring Bikes?
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2017, 09:16:42 pm »
Bike tourers are a conservative lot.  Tubeless hasn't really caught on much with us yet, as there are disadvantages as well.  Is tubeless a high priority need for you?  Make sure you carry an inner tube or two.

IMO there are much more important selection criteria, such as comfort, low enough gearing, comfort, carrying capacity, comfort, stability, comfort, reliability, comfort...

Offline dkoloko

Re: Tubeless Tired Stock Touring Bikes?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2017, 06:32:09 pm »
Bike tourers are a conservative lot.  Tubeless hasn't really caught on much with us yet, as there are disadvantages as well.  Is tubeless a high priority need for you?  Make sure you carry an inner tube or two.

IMO there are much more important selection criteria, such as comfort, low enough gearing, comfort, carrying capacity, comfort, stability, comfort, reliability, comfort...

There are many reviews of tubeless road tires; all I've seen laud increased comfort. Example:

"Comfort: Tubeless clinchers provide more comfort and vibration absorption because they can be ridden at lower tire pressures without the risk of pinch flats."

Read more at http://www.triathlete.com/2012/10/gear-tech/should-you-go-tubeless_63139#8GwL6pDPkI1bYAAg.99

Offline canalligators

Re: Tubeless Tired Stock Touring Bikes?
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2017, 11:30:18 pm »
Point taken.  But is it as critical as ergonomic setup, saddle choice, or even type of bike?  Having the wrong setup or saddle has to be a lot more of a factor than tire cushioning.  I've never felt that my tires were too hard, though some are concerned about it.

Offline Sbr Cycles

Tubeless Tired Stock Touring Bikes?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2017, 08:02:02 pm »
Cannondale Touring SE.  Mine gets here Tuesday.
http://www.cannondale.com/en/USA/Products/ProductCategory.aspx?nid=98fcb458-8960-4bf1-9997-b014b65b9795

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« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 08:04:26 pm by Sbr Cycles »

Offline dkoloko

Re: Tubeless Tired Stock Touring Bikes?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2017, 11:57:59 pm »
Gearing high for loaded touring. Question is if 28 spokes are enough. Be interesting to read reviews. There'll be more tubeless tired touring bikes to come, I'm sure. Question is if these will be gravel bikes which may be used for touring, but are designed for rougher travel than touring on paved roads.

Offline DaveB

Re: Tubeless Tired Stock Touring Bikes?
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2017, 09:36:34 am »
Tuberless tires/wheels have caught on very well for MTBs and now for gravel bikes but are still slow to get popular for road bikes and Touring bikes. 

Offline driftlessregion

Re: Tubeless Tired Stock Touring Bikes?
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2017, 04:34:38 pm »
If your tires aren’t hard you must not be riding Gatorskins or Panaracer Ribmos which I ride on my touring bike. Of course, this is contrast to the supple side wall tires on my other road bikes. I wonder if a tubeless Gatorskin might be the ticket in the future.