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How long does it take to add 2 oz sealant through valve?

I'm new to tubeless tires. I have a road bike with 700/26 tires. I am refreshing the sealant in my tires. I removed the valve core no problem. I am using a syringe and loaded it up with 2 oz. of ...
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valve stem caps on tubeless tires

On my road bicycle with tubed tires ridden only on paved roads, I never used the caps that covered the tube stems. Now that I have switched to road tubeless tires, do I need to use the caps to reduce ...
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can I run a tube setup on a tubeless rim without rim tape?

I have a DT Swiss EX 511 Disc Rim, where I assembled the hub myself. Its documentation says I can use it tubless/ with a tube set up. I want to use it with a tube. Do I need to get a rim tape and run ...
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Reusablilty of Tubeless Tires

I want to reuse my tubeless tires but they do not seal anymore. I tried this now with three different tires that I already used but no chance. I guess since I am not able to remove all the old sealant ...
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Should the valve core of a tyre that's set up tubeless have some goo from the solidified sealant?

When I removed the valve core of an MTB tyre that's set up tubeless, it was spotless—so pristine that I figured the tyre must have an inner tube, despite the presence of a stem that looks suspiciously ...
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When I press down on my presta valve cap when it is open why is no air coming out

I recently got my bike and it rides great. When I went to pump up the tubeless tires I realized that the presta valve cap isn’t letting air out when I press down on it when it is open. I looked on ...
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Do I need the plastic Rim liner installed on Bontrager Paradigm tubeless ready rims if I plan to install inner tubes and a clincher Tire

I just bought a set of Bontrager paradigm tubeless ready rims that are set up as tubeless right now. If I'm planning on going with an inner tube and a clincher Tire can I remove the plastic seal strip ...
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Is it possible to make DIY foam tire inserts for gravel bikes?

I saw a video of the British cyclocross racers putting foam from a hardware store into their tires. This foam is used in construction to fill joints before caulking. All those joints on the concrete ...
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Tubeless tyre - glass cut tread

I appear to have run over some glass on the weekend and it has cut the tread of my tubeless tyre. The tyre isn’t loosing any pressure. Just wondering if it needs to be replaced or will be fine to ...
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What size of inner tube fits a 650x47b tire?

What size of inner tube fits a 650x47b tire? It's gravel bike. The tire states it's tubeless ready but there's a tube in it currently.
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Caffélatex Tubeless Rim Strips w/ Stan's Tire Sealant

The manufacturer (Effetto Mariposa) is telling me that if I run their Caffelatex tubeless rim strips with the regular white Stan's tire sealant, that after 1-2 years the strips will be damaged by the ...
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How to put a tube in a used tubeless tire

I switched to tubeless tires about a year ago and I love them. A couple months ago I had a problem with the back tire and had to pull it off the rim for the first time. There were literally hundreds ...
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How do I stop a removable valve core from leaking?

This Presta valve core, here removed, has been a nuisance since day one. Once inflated, it holds the pressure well for a trip to the trails, but after 3-4 days, the wheel is flat again. The volume (29&...
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Leaking valve hole

I tried different valves with no luck and used gorilla tape for inner wheel so I don’t think it’s the valves and I’ve taped it making sure. I’ve covered all the holes. I am at my wits end with ...
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Keep getting small punctures on spoke side of tube

I am using 27.5 x 2.1-2.4-inch tubes in tubeless rims on a hard tail trail bike. Mostly riding trails. I keep getting small punctures on the spoke side of the tube. Could be the same spot but it's ...
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What happens if sealant residues are not cleaned systematically on tubeless tires used for commuters?

Tubeless tires seem to be an interesting compromise for commuters: they offer a good level of protection for small punctures, and allow to use supple tires at lower pressure, which has comfort ...
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Are my rims "tubeless-ready"?

Currently using a 27.5x2.10 tube tires and I'm planning to convert my mountain bike wheels into tubeless system but I can't tell if my rims are tubeless ready since there's no indicated label if it is ...
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What happens if a tubeless tyre is overinflated?

The gravelking SK has a max tubeless pressure of 60 psi. What happens if you inflate it more, to say 100?
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New tubeless-ready tire has unpluggable micro leaks on the tread

After riding my old pair of Contintental Terra Speeds for 2 seasons, I slashed the rear tire and replaced it with a new one. During setup I replaced the rim tape, cleaned everything, mounted the new ...
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New presta valve core leaks

I have tubeless tires with sealant and there was sealant leaking from both presta valves after using a broken bike pump on them. After it it seems like the sealant clogged the valve a little bit and ...
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Rear tire burping on gravel bike (tubeless)

On my morning commute I burped my rear tire twice having never had that issue before. The rim is a wtb i23 (taped from factory and rate "tubeless ready") and it has a Wtb Riddler tire ...
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Mounting a tubeless tire using fire/explosion?

When I try to inflate a tubeless tire which I have just installed, it may or may not work: some tires leave a wide gap near the rim through which the air escapes without doing anything useful. This is ...
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What DT Swiss Valve and Tubeless Tape fit DT Swiss Wheels 2291335 and 2569868?

I recently bought the Endurace CF SL 7 eTAP bike and it came with DT Swiss wheels. DT Swiss front wheel 2291335 DT Swiss rear wheel 2569868 What DT Swiss valve would I use for my front and rear wheels?...
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Has anyone tried Tannus Armour tires? What do you think?

I have a Giant gravel bike that I use exclusively on asphalt -- that is, I use it as a road bike. I do perhaps 175km a week, 10k meters in ascent/descent a week. The issue I have is that to get to ...
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Tubeless tire air loss overnight after about 1.5 months of normal behaviour

I converted to tubeless about 1.5 months ago, and got really good results quick, with air pressure only needing a little re-pump every week or so. Last week I went on holidays, where I took the bike ...
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Tubeless 29r tire develops cracks without air

I have a new BMC mountain bike in a tubeless 29" setup. I have replaced stock Vittoria Barzo tires with a better rolling 29x2.1 Vittoria Mezcal (bought new online from Competitive Cyclist). All ...
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Vittoria Barzo / Mezcal Minimum pressure

Just mounted Mezcal (2.25) and Barzo (2.35) on a i29 rim, tubeless. Then I read the sign on both tyres that says Minimum pressure tubeless 2.00 bar. Ideally I would go for a 1.1 front 1.2 back but I’m ...
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Is 3mm tubeless puncture too big to seal?

I have a small slit in my MTB tyre (approx 3mm long x barely 1mm wide) which won't seal. I had to put a tube in when the puncture happened as it wouldn't seal, but I've now taken the tube out, cleaned ...
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Is compatible classic tube and classic tire (27.5x2.1) with tubeless ready rim(27.5x2.1)?

Is compatible classic tube and classic tire (27.5x2.1) with tubeless ready rim(27.5x2.1)? Thank you very much!
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Do I need to Replace this Tire if Switching Back to Tubes?

I am new to cycling and asked the local bike shop to set up my bike tubeless. It's a second hand scott speedster. My rear tire had a puncture that I never noticed when riding with tubes, but ...
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What's the difference between more or less expensive carbon wheels?

I've got a gravel bike, and since I sometimes take it on road rides, I am thinking about getting a set of carbon wheels with road tires to swap out with the knobby tires I already have which work ...
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What could cause my tubeless tire (700x25) to leak air at nominal pressure?

I have a road bike with tubeless tires (700x25) and I have noticed for a couple of rides now that by the end of the ride I lost quite a bit of pressure. To check out what is going on, I re-inflated to ...
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Panaracer Gravelking SK Tubeless Blowout on WTB i21

I just got 2 new Panaracer Gravelking SK tires and mounted them tubeless on WTB i21 rims with the correct width rim tape from WTB. I inflated them to 60psi to set the bead and the rear blew off the ...
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Why tubeless tires without tubeless approval

There are tubless ready tires out there (as the Chinook Pass) that are not approved for tubeless use but still have the label "tubeless ready" For this specific tire I found that out since I ...
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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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