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Stupid Question number 10, Tubless ready tyres

Lucozade1Lucozade1 Posts: 171
edited October 2010 in MTB buying advice
In middle of ordering a pair of Bonty Mud X, they say they are tubless ready.... :oops:

So dumb question No 1 is, can they be run as normal with an Inner tube?

Dumb question No 2 is, is it better to run them tubless?

Dumb Question No 3 is, what would need to be done to run them as tubles on the existing wheels?

The bike is an Anthem with Giant P-XC2 wheels...

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    you can run them wit tubes.

    you need a conversin kit such as stans or joes to convert your wheels

    the only real advantage to tubeless is puncture prevention. it is expensive, a bit of a faff and often done in the name of weight savings which dont exist.
  • Buckled_RimsBuckled_Rims Posts: 1,648
    No such thing as a dumb question because everyone else needs to know the answer first :wink:

    1. Yep, in fact many carry a inner tube just in case of a puncture that's unrepairable.

    2. Some like them tubeless others don't. As sheepsteeth mentions it can be a faff and is expensive. Unless you have time (and money) and are a racer then I wouldn't bother for the next few years.

    3. As per sheepsteeth's answer Stans or Joes.

    Personally, I'd only go tubeless if I had the correct tubeless wheels rather then the conversion kits. I will probably go tubeless in a few years on my road bike first, then MTB but only after I up grade wheels.
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  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,092
    Ends up heavier if you don't normally take a spare tube with you. With tubes you can get away with just carrying a light repair kit but with tubeless it would probably be a good idea to take a spare tube with you. So really it ends up heavier.
  • Lucozade1Lucozade1 Posts: 171
    Great, thanks all
    So I can just order the tyres stick a tube in and bang them on without any kit or faff then.
    And the tyres will fit on my rims ok??
    Happy days..

    One thing though, how does not having an inner rube make the tyre less likely to puncture??? I can't quite get my head around that... :?
    It's all in the glory!!!

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    2008 Rockrider HT
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    the tyres will still be punctured but when you dont fit tubes you can fit liquid sealant instead which automatically seals any punctures.
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Yep, if running with tubes there's no difference at all. Tubeless Ready tyres just have a slightly stiffer bead so they'll seal against the rim.

    The biggest advantage of tubeless is being able to run lower pressures without getting pinch flats. There can be weight advantages too, depending on what tyres/tubes you run normally.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,818
    Personally, I'd only go tubeless if I had the correct tubeless wheels rather then the conversion kits.
    +1

    Faffing around with rim strips bottles of white gunk doesn't appeal. I'd rather get the sealed bed wheels and go full tubeless if I was going to do it.
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