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Tubeless tyres do not require an innertube.

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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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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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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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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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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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White foam around tubeless tires

I've bought this bike new about 10 months ago. No issues until now, only the fact that my tires (tubeless) lately have constant white foam like this: Now I have to pump up my tires every day before I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do I need to refill sealant after puncture?

I got my first set of brand new tubeless wheels (Mavic Aksium Elite UST) and next day I had a somewhat large (it looks more than 4 mm) puncture. The sealant did its job, but my teammates described it ...
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Cut off tubeless plug head?

I use tubeless tires ranging from 30 to 40mm in width. When I puncture and the sealant doesn't cut it, I plug the hole with a Dynaplug. On longer rides, I carry a spare tube (or two) just in case. It ...
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Finding the cause of a tubless loss of sealant

Today I had a complete loss of pressure while parked. This is what I came back to I haven't been able to find a hole in the tyre with a visual inspection or by feeling around the inside of the ...
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Tubeless valve leaking, what exactly is wrong & what do I need to do to fix it?

My front tyre has started to leak air at the top of the presta valve. It's very noticeable when the valve is unscrewed or even not really tightly screwed in: you can feel a breeze coming out of the ...
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Cost of converting to tubeless tires on MTB [closed]

What is the cost range for converting to tubeless tires on a mountain bike?
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Sealant in inner tubes: what's the difference?

I was thinking of converting my wheels to tubeless but my rims and tyres are not tubeless ready. I just recently learned that I can add tyre sealants into inner tubes. Can it prevent pinch flats like ...
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How to fix tubeless tire leak at rim seam

I bought a Cannondale Fat Caad 2 that came with tubeless ready rims and tires— the rim is even pre-taped. I’m converting to tubeless currently — removed tube, installed valve stem, put 120ml of ...
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Tubeless tire deflating through sidewall

On my mountain bike I have Continental X-King tires (tubeless ready) on tubeless ready rims. I rode them a couple of times with tubes and now I went for tubeless setup with Stan's NoTubes Sealant. ...
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Tubeless vs Tubeless ready

I've decided to upgrade to road tubeless. Hutchinson sells both "Tubeless" and "Tubeless Ready" tires. According to Hutchinson' website, Tubeless Ready means that (in addition to having a special bead)...
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Do tubeless tyres explode more easily than standard one?

Yesterday I was at a bar with a friend with our bikes parked near us and his bike's front tyre (a tubeless one) exploded. When we went to the bike shop, they told us that tubeless tyres explode more ...
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What tools do I need to carry when riding tubeless?

I'm thinking of getting a pair of tubeless ready wheels for riding on the road. I've never ridden tubeless and was wondering what tools and equipment I need to carry to fix a flat? Normally, while ...
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How to clean tubeless tire sealant from rims

How to clean the stuck/dry sealant from the rim edge, and the rim tape, etc? (In order to replace my old tubeless tyres with new, and the new ones to sit on a clean/fresh surface). With water? Water/...
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Get a tubeless to seat

It takes a volume of air to seat a tubeless. Even if you lube the tire it takes a volume of air to get it to pop onto the seat. Cannot deliver that volume with my floor pump. At the shop they ...
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New bike, tubeless tire will not inflate

I got a new road bike with tubeless tires. I can't get the back tire to hold air. I got the front tire inflated but for some reason, as I am pumping the air all I hear is it coming out somewhere from ...
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Can I repair this valve stem hole?

Today I got a stick wedged between my frame and tubeless valve stem. In addition to snapping the stem I widened the hole a bit. Any suggestions on how to fix it? Current plan is to go over the whole ...
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Is there any problem with running tubeless on non-tubeless rims?

I have Fulcrum 5 DB wheels, which are not tubeless ready. My previous wheelset were tubeless compatible and I've been impressed with running tubeless. So my question is: Assuming I can mount my ...
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What does 'tubeless ready' wheelset actually mean

I know this may sound daft or simple, but can someone tell me what is meant by 'The wheelset is tubeless ready' on an bike advert. I have asked in a shop and had 2 answers ranging from 40 pounds to ...
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Tubeless Tyre Repair

Last year I got a puncture in my tubeless tyre from a chunk of glass during a multi-day 500 mile ride (see photo below). The sealant did its job quickly and efficiently, and the seal has held without ...
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Can you use non-UST tubeless ready tyres on a UST tubeless rim?

Is it possible to use mountain bike rims which use the original UST (Universal System Tubeless) standard for using tubeless tyres with tyres that are tubeless ready, but do not conform to the said UST ...
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The chemistry of mixing sealants

It's become a fairly common occurrence in shops to be faced with a tubeless wheel that was doing fine, slowly started having issues, and hasn't had a sealant re-up in a while or ever, but what sealant ...
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How do I keep wrinkles out of tubeless rim tape?

I just set up my Surly My Other Brother Daryl rims to run tubeless. They are 80mm rims and this is my first time setting up tubeless. I used Surly's official tubeless kit for those rims. I believe ...
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How to recognize a tubeless tire?

I suspect that the used bike I want to buy might have a tubeless tires, but one is flat. Is there any external feature to look at that would allow easily to tell this for sure? I have no experience ...
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Mavic Road UST Repair

I have a small cut in the rear tire on a road Mavic tubeless tire. Is there a way to patch this, or do I basically just have to buy a new tire? update So I took the tire off the rim and saw that ...
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Pressure range conflict between tire and rim

I just mounted a new Ardnet Race tire that has a side label pressure rating of 35 - 60 psi . The Stans Arch Ex rim that is mounted to says max pressure is 38 lbs, there is a little range on the ...
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Go tubeless with used tires

I have some tubeless ready wheels and tires, but they were delivered mounted with tubes the old fashion way. I’ve been riding like that for more than 800km, and I wonder if there is a problem removing ...
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Ghetto Tubeless w/ Gorilla Tape on a BMX Bike or Dirt Jumper - Good Idea?

Why or why wouldn't you go tubeless on a 20" BMX or DJ bike? Got a lot of pinch flats recently and was look for a better solution than having to buy a tube every day/ I was considering doing the ...
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Tubless rims with non tubeless tires — what rim tape?

I run tubeless rims (specifically the new Mavic Open Pros) with the non-tubeless Continental GP GTs. The tires have lots of life left in them so I want to make the most of them in the meantime. ...
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What air attachment screws onto a Presta valve with the core removed? High volume for seating bead?

I have presta valves on two of my bikes. I have a presta floor pump. I have an air compressor. I have a schrader adapter. I have a blowgun and a tire inflator for my compressor. I can attach the ...
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Presta or shrader valve for mtb?

Is it better to use presta or shrader valve for tubeless conversion on a mtbike, 29" 2.20 tire, and why?
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Is it practical to switch from tubeless to tubes every few weeks?

Part of the allure of a gravel/cyclocross bike has been the possibly of having a "do it all" setup. I recently purchased a gravel bike with 38c tubeless tires on it, and I also have a set of 30c ...
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I keep destroying new tubeless tires!

My "Googling" haven't exactly yielded many results with people having such obnoxious issues with destroying tires as I do. In short, I destroy such a high number of tires that its becoming one of the ...
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Stop-A-Flat tube for 26 x 2.25 tire

I want buy Stop-A-Flat tube for my tire. Tire size is 26 x 2.25 Closest airless tube what I found, has size: 26 x 2.125 Is suitable that size for my 26 x 2.25 tire ?