Author Topic: Talking about road tubeless  (Read 996 times)


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Re: Talking about road tubeless
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2012, 07:15:47 pm »
For the first time in seven seasons rode a clincher wheelset. I have been on tubulars since the beginning of the '06 season. I have an old pair of '02 Mavic Ksyrium SL's that my LBS sweet talked me into trying tubeless. Brought in the old wheels and in a half an hour were re-shod with a pair of Hutch Fusions, tubeless valves and some Stan's. Rode them this afternoon. HUGE improvement in ride quality. The Ksyriums are stiff wheels that freely transfer road imperfections to the frame. Where they used to transfer a sharp snap at each road crack, now a nice soft thud. They come close to my aluminum wheelset with tubies (Bontrager Race X with Conti Sprinters). Ran them at 85 psi. Rolled nicely. A little slower to spin up than the Bonti's. Will have to hold off on cornering characteristics - no turns taken at speed on the ride today. Overall very impressed.