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Tubeless tyres do not require an innertube.

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How Can I Get A Troublesome Tubeless Tire to Inflate and Seat on the Bead?

I have been using tubeless for about five years now (mostly road, but also gravel and MTB) and between working on my bikes and my friends' bikes as well. I can usually get tubeless tires seated and ...
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What Causes Tubeless Road Tires to Blister?

Road tubeless setup, and have been happy with it for several years. In the past year I have had a couple of my tires blister either on the centerline of the tread or just slightly off it. In one case ...
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Bubbles in carcass/ casing of Schwalbe Pro One TLE

I noticed two small bubbles on the carcass of my rear tire. I am running the 32mm Schwalbe Pro One tubeless at around 4bar /60psi and it wasn't particulary hot when the bubbles appeared (~20°C). The ...
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Should I be worried about small cuts on a tubeless tire/tyre?

My tubeless tires/tyres have a few cuts around the tread pattern. They are each around 3–4mm in length. I've been proactive with topping up sealant and have not had any flats since riding with these ...
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Tubeless setup losing air through ONE exactly spoke hole

I've read all questions found by my keywords, but didn't find and answer. I have a gravel with Triban tubeless ready rims and Hutchinson Overide tubeles ready tires. They already had a rim tape setup. ...
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Centering tubeless tire

Mounting 700Cx35mm tubeless road tires on 25mm carbon wheels. Tires will NOT go center; always wobble, sometimes 2mm sometimes 10mm. Unmount, soapy water, remount, beads pop and... still not straight. ...
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Tubeless holding high psi, leaking at rim/bead during low pressure

I am going tubeless! Using tubless ready rims and tires with a floor pump. The front one went on no problem. The rear one has seated, heard pinging, and holds air dry, up to 40 psi. When I add sealant ...
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Swapping tubeless tyres as a practice

Have a Grizl with the DT Swiss G1800 wheels. Want to run burlier tyres like the Continental's Race Kings (2.0) and have the original G-Bites (45mm) in reserve for some bikepacking. Both to be run ...
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Can punctured tires be made tubeless?

I have tubeless-ready tires and tubeless-ready wheels but a non-tubeless setup. I've had two punctures on each wheel and am tired of having to change inner-tubes, so I am considering converting to ...
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How to prevent a Presta valve core from unscrewing when disconnecting a pump [duplicate]

My mini-pump has a screw-on head (as I guess most of them do) and several times when removing the pump from the valve, it's taken the valve core out with it. The last time this happened to me on the ...
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Is Tesa packing tape the same as some tubeless tapes?

I've seen Tesa 4289 packing tape marketed as an equivalent to cycling tubeless tape. It looks very similar, to me, to some cycle-branded tapes. Some report that it is the same as tubeless tape such as ...
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Why does my tubeless tire keep sweating?

I have had this tires for almost a year. They have been also been all this time like the photo, dropping some small drops: One of them was profesonally installed in a shop ( so I expect is not an ...
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What could be the reason for flatting a tubeless tire

I am running a tubeless setup since September and the switching process has not been easy(lots of small problems) but Yesterday I had the most bizarre occurence of all while riding with a friend. Out ...
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Can I run non-tubeless tyres as tubeless?

If the normal (non-tubeless) tyre holds air and sits firmly on the bead, are there any problems with running without a tube? This particular setup is with a Continental GP5000 (tube tyre model) and a ...
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Do tubeless sealants remain a highly viscous liquid or do they form a thin rubber film?

What is the idea behind a tubeless sealant? It's understood that it forms a viscous thin film that is pushed from the inside out, closing all micro-pores in the rubber and in the tiny gaps between the ...
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Are solid/tubeless tires worth using in Thorny areas?

I picked up riding over the summer as a way to save on gas and get into shape. The trouble is that I live in a somewhat rural area with woefully maintained roads/sidewalks and everywhere is lousy with ...
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Tubeless Winter Storage

With winter approaching up here in Canada, I was wondering what steps if any I should take before storing my tubeless bike for winter. I store my bikes in my non-insulated (house attached) garage, so ...
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Tubeless ready tires remain porous after addition of sealant

This question is a follow up this question: Used tubeless ready tires leaking air (that were used previously with tubes) I'm trying to get a 'working tubeless' system, and the pressure keeps dropping (...
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Which Valve Stem do I need for Bontrager Kovee TLR wheels?

I just bought a Trek Marlin 7 for my wife, and it came with Bontrager Kovee TLR wheels, with tubes inside them. I'm trying to convert them to tubeless, but am having issues finding valve stems that ...
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Used tubeless ready tires leaking air (that were used previously with tubes)

I recently purchased a pair of new wheels and decided to mount on them a pair tubeless ready tires that I had in my stock — the tires are one year old but barely used (about 100km when I bought them, ...
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Canyon Lux CF 6 - DT Swiss X 1900 - Tubeless

Since it will be my first conversion to tubeless can anyone advise me on what I need to buy? And can I do it on my own? Is it possible to ruin the rim?
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UPDATE - Hookless wheels: tube type tires compatibility

I have hookless wheels (Giant SLR0) and I’m searching for a new set of tires. While I know that there’s a very limited compatibility list for tubeless tires, are there any considerations for tube type ...
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Tubeless tyres questions

I purchased a bike which I believe to have tubeless tyres and I had a few basic questions: How do I know when to replace sealant? Can I use a normal track pump to pump them up? I don't really ...
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How to stop air leaking out rims without sealant [closed]

How to stop air leaking out rims without sealant
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Does the safe pressure of tubeless tire change with a tube?

I have a brand new Goodyear Vector 700x28c Tubeless Complete tire and the max PSI written on the sidewall is 85 but the non-tubeless 28c version is 110 PSI. My question is can I pump my tubeless tire ...
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Can I use 2.3-2.6 tubeless tires for 2.1 rim [duplicate]

I have recently bought a MTB and it came with 27.5 x 2.1 wheels. The first thing I wanted to upgrade was to go tubeless but can’t find any tubeless tires for 2.1 tires. I wanted to know if it is ...
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Tubeless sealant leaks in the rain

Whenever I cycle in heavy rain with my tubeless tires, what I presume is the sealant seeps out of the rims in a kind of gloopy dark-grey mush. Is there something wrong with the sealant I'm using? Or ...
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My new tubeless tyres wont stay inflated

I had some new tubeless Sendero gravel tyres put on my 650b HUNT wheels. They refuse to stay inflated. Both of them. I am guessing the sealant has not been properly distributed by the bike shop? Any ...
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Tubeless issues: New UST (Mavic Comete pro) with Pirelli Cinturato velo but lots of leaking at the bead

I have been trying to get the Pirelli cunturato velo's (26C) to mount on the Mavic Comete pro (19c inner rim width) which as UST I have not used rim tape. The installation was tough, and I did have to ...
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Tubeless tire became leaky

I've been riding my MTB tubeless for the past year without any issue, but for the past couple of days I've noticed that the tire deflates heavily once on a ride. I can't give you exact measurements, ...
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How easy is it to explode a tubeless tire whilst seating, and how do I avoid this?

I installed tubeless tires about two months ago, but the back tire had been leaking fluid and yesterday went completely flat. All the fluid inside has dried up and a lot of it had built up between the ...
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Tubeless tyre punctured on the ride

I have a question, what is the best method to fix my tubeless road tyre if I have a puncture while on a trip? I am searching for a fast method just to get home and fix it later.
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If I mount a standard (tube needed) tire on a tubeless compatible rim will it be easier to remove when I get a flat?

I'm running a tube in my tubeless compatible WTB rim and WTB Byway tire and am finding it nearly impossible to break the seal when I've gotten flats. If I get standard (non- tubeless compatible?) ...
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Pirelli Cinturato Velo on DT Swiss R500

Has anyone used Pirelli Cinturato velo tubeless setup on DT Swiss R500 rims (I'm thinking the 35C version)? Or maybe other DT rims with similar profile, and if so, how does it work? I'm a little ...
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New tubeless setup: losing air through spoke holes

It's my first time setting up tubeless. The tyre seems to have seated fine, but I'm losing air through three of the spoke holes when I go much above 20 psi. Details: new rim, new tyre (new bike in ...
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How seriously should I take Fulcrum Racing 6DB tubeless tire compatibility warning?

I recently purchased a bike with Fulcrum Racing 6DB wheels and Kenda Flintridge tires. They came tubed, and I'd like to convert them to tubeless. However, in a manual on their site, Fulcrum list that ...
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How much pressure to inflate a tubeless tire so it seats into the rim

I want to set up my tires tubeless. I got a Schwalbe Tire Booster and have a proper air pump as well. The booster is capable of holding up to 11 bar of pressure. I am not sure how much pressure I have ...
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Is it more difficult to mount non-tubeless tires on tubeless-ready rims than non-tubeless-ready rims?

In the summer I bought an e-road-bike that has tubeless-ready rims. I wanted to change the tires to better ones, so I bought a pair of Continental GP 5000 (non-tubeless) 28mm tires, and installed them ...
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How do I get/check if carbon wheels are tubeless compatible

I have fake Zipp 404 and Continental GP4000 SII tubular on it. It is time to change it. The question is how do I know if this wheels a) without removing b) with removing tubeless compatible or not?
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My local bike shop owner said to me "I would never use tubeless tires for a Gravel Bike"

My local bike shop owner said to me "I would never use tubeless tires for a Gravel Bike". Where I ride in central Iowa, we only seem to have the large clunky gravel with fairly sharp edges. ...
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Can non-tubeless-ready MTB tyres be used to go tubeless?

I'm trying to understand whether it's necessary to buy a new tyre marked as tubeless-ready in order to go tubeless on my new MTB. Initially, I thought that going tubeless simply requires a sealant, ...
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Are tubeless tyres an upgrade from tubed tyres, or just different?

Bicycle tires have reached a good degree of practicality with clincher tires as used with inner tubes. Unless riding over sharp objects that have a tendency to puncture the tire, punctures are ...
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Are Tubeless Continental GP5000s harder to mount than non-tubeless (normal clincher tyres)?

I'm asking specifically about Continental GP5000 tubeless vs. non-tubeless comparison. Context: I would like to convert to tubeless on my road bike, and my current clincher GP5000 feel great, but fit ...
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Tubeless road wheels won't pump past 80 psi

I bought new Bontrager Aeolus XXX TLR Tubeless Road wheel set and had them put together by A Trek bike shop. They supposedly put in the right amount of sealant but when I pump them up past 80 PSI they ...
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How can I safely clean Stan's tubeless tyre sealant from carbon rims?

I had a minor accident and spilled a lot of Stan's tubeless sealant on my carbon rims, which has unfortunately dried and become quite difficult to remove. What is the easiest and safest way to get ...
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Best Alternative Tubeless Tape to Gorilla Tape?

So i've been trying to get a pair of gravel tires to set up tubeless for way too long, it's been a comedy of errors but a very good learning experience. Where I am currently at is that the gorilla ...
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Road tubeless puncture

I've suffered a small puncture on my tubeless tyres. It spat out some sealant and then seemed to be OK for a while. But today it couldn't hold a decent pressure. How can I repair this? Just put some ...
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Tubeless tires and compatibility [duplicate]

Can 25mm tubeless tires fit on a wheel that previously had 22mm tubeless tires? I have a set of wheels that previously had 22mm tires on it. There is no description of tire compatibility listed on the ...
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Perfectly round holes on new Schwalbe Pro One tire

Two days ago I installed a new pair of Schwalbe Pro One Race Addix (tubeless setup) and went for a first ride yesterday. Today i saw that both tires had some (5 or 6) perfectly round little holes ...
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Swapping MTB tires for more grip and less puncture, going tubeless: is it worth?

I own a CUBE Acid MTB, which is mainly aimed at entry-level/XC riding, although (since this is the only bike I own righ now) I do ride it in somewhat more aggressive trails, almost enduro. The bike ...
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