UST wheels and Tyres

The Big Cheese
The Big Cheese Posts: 8,651
edited February 2011 in MTB workshop & tech
Got a UST wheelset now and want to run UST tyres without the hassle of rim strips, goo and the like....

Now am I of the understanding that as long as you run UST tyres on UST rims, you just fit and inflate without the need for tyre sealant?

It doesn't mention the use of sealant in the manual, just thought I would double check on here...

Comments

  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,708
    You don't *need* sealant. However, if you get a thorn through the tyre or something, it's just going to deflate, and you'll need to put a normal inner tube in.
  • whyamihere wrote:
    You don't *need* sealant. However, if you get a thorn through the tyre or something, it's just going to deflate, and you'll need to put a normal inner tube in.

    So maybe just fit and put some sealant in anyway? TO be on the safe side?

    Would any sealant do? Do the valves allow for sealant to be injected/etc?

    Cheers.
  • supersonic
    supersonic Posts: 82,708
    I just use UST tyres as they are, and seem to get less punctures than a standard set up with tubes! I'd try it without first. If using sealant, I always think you might as well use a lighter tyre and save some weight.
  • supersonic wrote:
    I just use UST tyres as they are, and seem to get less punctures than a standard set up with tubes! I'd try it without first. If using sealant, I always think you might as well use a lighter tyre and save some weight.

    Cheers Paul, i want to keep it as simple as possible (mine are xtr too - good deal at merlins on the M975s) so shall try without sealant

    Probably go with conti racekings in 2.2 flavour
  • njee20
    njee20 Posts: 9,613
    I used to use UST without sealant and agree you get fewer punctures, I'd be looking to use the new Tubeless Ready Schwalbes with sealant though I must say. Lighter and more puncture resistant.
  • stu8975
    stu8975 Posts: 1,334
    njee20 wrote:
    I used to use UST without sealant and agree you get fewer punctures, I'd be looking to use the new Tubeless Ready Schwalbes with sealant though I must say. Lighter and more puncture resistant.

    Or try the new Conti Racesport Tubeless ready tyres...pretty nice from what I've seen of them.

    Can't see me going back to a UST tyre, now that I've been running T.R. tyres for a couple of years. theres around 1lb weight difference between the av. UST (approx 680g - 2.1) and a TR (470g) set of tyres.....just wrong.