Can you use a UST rim with an inner tube if required?

Poppa Wheelie
Poppa Wheelie Posts: 95
edited April 2019 in Workshop
A friend who 'doesn't do the internet' is looking to buy a set of Mavic Ksyrium Elite UST wheels and has asked me if it is ok to use normal clinchers and inner tubes on a UST rim if required. I use tubeless on my own bike but it hasn't got UST rims and I don't know much about them.

As far as I know, it'll be perfectly fine and the only time there's an issue is when a tubeless tyre is used on a non-tubeless wheel but I thought I'd ask on here to be sure.

I know there's little point in buying a UST wheel and then not using it tubeless. Really the concern is if he's abroad on a cycling holiday and has a tyre failure any old bike shop can sell him a clincher but not every shop can sell him UST compatible tyre, hence the question.


  • lesfirth
    lesfirth Posts: 1,382
    Yes, you can . No problem.
  • Brilliant, thanks for the reply.
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    they come with factory fitted tubes on S3s and S5s if that helps.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.