PaulMon wrote:So I finally managed to get the Maxxis Padrones mounted and sealed but it took over two hours and I was close to throwing in the towel. I bought the 28mm versions and they weigh 310g compared to the combined weight of 295g for my GP4000 ii (25mm) + latex tube.
So after running the Maxxis Padrones for 12 months I've decided to bin tubeless on the road bike and go back to tubes. The initial reason behind the decision was due to what happened at the weekend on my gravel bike. I got a puncture which refused to seal but spat sealant all over me and all over my bike. I put a tube in and rode home and then spent the rest of the afternoon peeling and cleaning dried latex from my bike
My road bike is due back from having a shiny new paint job any time and I don't want to have to go through the same ball ache again so I bought a pair of GP5000s and a couple of tubes.
In the 12 months I have been tubeless on the road bike I haven't had a single puncture but I've been topping up the sealant when needed. When I took the tyres off this is what I was presented with. I then weighed each tyre and one had gained 45g and the other 35g this would obviously increase when mounted as I would then need to add sealant so you are looking at around an additional 90-100g per wheel
For the amount of road riding I do nowadays I just don't think its worth the hassle. I'll stick with tubeless on my gravel bike and mountain bike though.