Author Topic: Talking about road tubeless  (Read 991 times)

jim-ratliff

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Re: Talking about road tubeless
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2012, 03:03:36 pm »



Will certainly let everyone know.  Epic's original post detailed doing a whole ride at only 35 pounds of pressure. There are accounts on bike forums about people finishing rides on a flat tire with no damage, but only time and experience will tell. Perhaps it will be like Epic's experience and just not have any flats.
I certainly believe/hope that the tubeless flat is much less explosive and a slower leak than is the case when a tube gets punctured. The material around the tire doesn't stretch the way a tube does.
Anyway, I've been 100% successful thus far in using a CO2 cartridge to seat the bead of tubeless when necessary.  The biggest challenge may be finding soapy water alongside the edge of the road. CamelBak and spit may have to substitute.
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