Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

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Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Postby SloppySchleckonds » Thu Feb 21, 2019 19:19 pm

Back from ride today, front tyre deflating and oozing sealant about 40 psi. Pin hole size puncture and no chance of getting a worm in despite some persistence, probably pushed in whatever caused the hole. Re-inflated tyre and now sealed.

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Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Postby thecycleclinic » Thu Feb 21, 2019 23:37 pm

If your using the GI plug kit I'm not surprised you found insertion difficult. At least it's fixed now.

Also try adding fresh sealant, that sometimes works.
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Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Postby fixedgeartester » Thu Feb 21, 2019 23:57 pm

SloppySchleckonds wrote:Back from ride today, front tyre deflating and oozing sealant about 40 psi. Pin hole size puncture and no chance of getting a worm in despite some persistence, probably pushed in whatever caused the hole. Re-inflated tyre and now sealed.

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Sometimes the offending flint will remain embedded in the tyre and it stops the sealant coming out and doing its job but it still allows a bit of air to get past and so the pressure drops. Usually seals if you pick out the flint and let the sealant spurt out at the bottom.

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Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Postby Arsey » Fri Feb 22, 2019 09:54 am

SloppySchleckonds wrote:Back from ride today, front tyre deflating and oozing sealant about 40 psi. Pin hole size puncture and no chance of getting a worm in despite some persistence, probably pushed in whatever caused the hole. Re-inflated tyre and now sealed.

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What tyre/sealant combo was that? I still swear by IRC tyres/Effetto Mariposa sealant. Bombproof through winter so far.
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Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Postby SloppySchleckonds » Fri Feb 22, 2019 13:05 pm

Arsey wrote:
SloppySchleckonds wrote:Back from ride today, front tyre deflating and oozing sealant about 40 psi. Pin hole size puncture and no chance of getting a worm in despite some persistence, probably pushed in whatever caused the hole. Re-inflated tyre and now sealed.

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What tyre/sealant combo was that? I still swear by IRC tyres/Effetto Mariposa sealant. Bombproof through winter so far.


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Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Postby SloppySchleckonds » Fri Feb 22, 2019 13:09 pm

thecycleclinic wrote:If your using the GI plug kit I'm not surprised you found insertion difficult. At least it's fixed now.

Also try adding fresh sealant, that sometimes works.


Fully deflated tyre, butchered it to get a plug in. Gave up and pumped back up and it sealed itself.

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Postby thecycleclinic » Fri Feb 22, 2019 17:01 pm

always with tubeless use a plug at the roadside if you need to but at home try the free stuff first.
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Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Postby rieko » Sat Feb 23, 2019 21:10 pm

Just purchased a pair of Hutchinson Fusion 5 Galactik 11-storm. Reviews seem to rate them highly, so I'll see how they compare to my stock Giant Gavia's which after 5000 miles have finally given upon me.
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Postby SloppySchleckonds » Sat Feb 23, 2019 22:31 pm

thecycleclinic wrote:always with tubeless use a plug at the roadside if you need to but at home try the free stuff first.


A dollop of superglue would have probably done it
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Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Postby zefs » Sun Feb 24, 2019 08:52 am

rieko wrote:Just purchased a pair of Hutchinson Fusion 5 Galactik 11-storm. Reviews seem to rate them highly, so I'll see how they compare to my stock Giant Gavia's which after 5000 miles have finally given upon me.


It's a racing tire that cuts easily, should be used in good conditions/roads in my opinion.

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Postby londoncommuter » Sun Feb 24, 2019 15:40 pm

Really basic question this but what does sealant look like when it's filled a hole?

After a post ride bike clean I check the tyres to hook out any bits of flint and glass that are embedded to stop the punctures that haven't happened yet. I've only had tubeless for a month or so and when checking I spotted hard bit in cuts in the tyres and was going to hook out the bits but wonder if they're actually congealed sealant. They're brown and slightly shiny so not unlike a bit of gravel but don't come out easily and I don't want to try too hard in case it's all normal. I used Mavic sealant if that makes any difference.

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Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Postby Arsey » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:14 am

zefs wrote:
rieko wrote:Just purchased a pair of Hutchinson Fusion 5 Galactik 11-storm. Reviews seem to rate them highly, so I'll see how they compare to my stock Giant Gavia's which after 5000 miles have finally given upon me.


It's a racing tire that cuts easily, should be used in good conditions/roads in my opinion.


Agreed, you'll be buying new tyres in about 1000km.
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Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Postby zefs » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:33 am

Arsey wrote:
zefs wrote:
rieko wrote:Just purchased a pair of Hutchinson Fusion 5 Galactik 11-storm. Reviews seem to rate them highly, so I'll see how they compare to my stock Giant Gavia's which after 5000 miles have finally given upon me.


It's a racing tire that cuts easily, should be used in good conditions/roads in my opinion.


Agreed, you'll be buying new tyres in about 1000km.


Mine lasted 3000 and I had swapped front/back I think but I am riding on good conditions only and get 1-2 punctures per year.

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Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Postby rieko » Tue Feb 26, 2019 07:23 am

Arsey wrote:
zefs wrote:
rieko wrote:Just purchased a pair of Hutchinson Fusion 5 Galactik 11-storm. Reviews seem to rate them highly, so I'll see how they compare to my stock Giant Gavia's which after 5000 miles have finally given upon me.


It's a racing tire that cuts easily, should be used in good conditions/roads in my opinion.


Agreed, you'll be buying new tyres in about 1000km.


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Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Postby tincaman » Tue Feb 26, 2019 19:36 pm

Looking for a 30mm tyre that sizes up to, but not over 30mm. My G-One Speeds were OK in this respect, but after they wore out I fitted the WTB Exposure in 30mm, fine to start with but the size increased to 32mm after a couple of weeks and I lost my admittedly tight tyre clearance. These are to be fitted to a rim with 20mm internal width.
I found good prices on the Mavic Yksion Elite Allroad 30mm, any ideas on these?

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Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Postby PaulMon » Thu Feb 28, 2019 09:01 am

tincaman wrote:Looking for a 30mm tyre that sizes up to, but not over 30mm. My G-One Speeds were OK in this respect, but after they wore out I fitted the WTB Exposure in 30mm, fine to start with but the size increased to 32mm after a couple of weeks and I lost my admittedly tight tyre clearance. These are to be fitted to a rim with 20mm internal width.
I found good prices on the Mavic Yksion Elite Allroad 30mm, any ideas on these?


PaulMon wrote:I've been using 30mm Mavic Elite Allroad tyres that came with my Mavic wheels on the Borg45 wheels Malcolm made for me throughout winter until on the last day of Festive500 picked up a sizeable puncture right in the middle of the tyre. The sealant did half a job and stopped the tyre going completely flat but as soon as I put any pressure in the tyre and added weight then the hole would give way. I attempted to repair it using a big worm when I got home but I wasn't convinced the worm and sealant would do their job whilst out on the bike so I've decided to replace the tyre with a Specialized Roubaix Pro which seem a bargain at £27.

Upto that point I had been reasonably impressed with the Mavic tyres although the wear rate when used on tarmac was high.


Have a look a Maxxis Padrone 28mm they are more like 29/30 so could be just what you are looking for. I have them on my summer bike.

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Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Postby SloppySchleckonds » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:28 am

londoncommuter wrote:Really basic question this but what does sealant look like when it's filled a hole?

After a post ride bike clean I check the tyres to hook out any bits of flint and glass that are embedded to stop the punctures that haven't happened yet. I've only had tubeless for a month or so and when checking I spotted hard bit in cuts in the tyres and was going to hook out the bits but wonder if they're actually congealed sealant. They're brown and slightly shiny so not unlike a bit of gravel but don't come out easily and I don't want to try too hard in case it's all normal. I used Mavic sealant if that makes any difference.


Usually sealed from the inside so you just either see a brownish lump or remnants of a hole
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Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Postby shamrock134 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:21 pm

So far I've been very happy with the Pirelli Cinturato. The 26mm comes up at 28mm so a 28mm might be 30mm. I can't say it's perceptibly slower then the Hutchinson F5 All-Season 11storm it replaced but it's definitely more puncture resistant.

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Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Postby AKH » Fri Mar 08, 2019 21:47 pm

Can people please share any feedback they have on the Panaracer Gravelking in 35mm or 38mm. I'm looking for a slick tyre for with a real world width of at least 35mm for road use. I weight 75kg and the rims have a 19mm internal width.

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Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Postby JBVRV » Mon Mar 11, 2019 15:48 pm

I've been waiting for the slick gravelkings in 35mm (available from importer, but not at any shops yet, as far as i can tell). Sigma Sports say they can order them in, but will cost £39.99 vs £28 for all the other sizes which they already stock which seems punitive.


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