Messy, expensive and compatibility issues, it’s a wonder tubeless is even being talked about in the road cycling world but do the benefits outweigh the negatives? If you’re pondering a tubeless upgrade it’s worth being aware of some of the pitfalls that might be waiting for you… Are tubeless tyres worth the hassle? 🤍youtu.be/9ob1fuiQu8o The worst thing about disc brakes 🤍youtu.be/c2i3cNzBzpg How do setup tubeless tyres 🤍youtu.be/W7vkOF5Msr0 How To Easily Repair A Tubeless Tyre Puncture 🤍youtu.be/Kgs3Iq36mZg Supported by Saddleback Sidi shoes 🤍bit.ly/3tjQ8UP Sportful clothing 🤍bit.ly/2NLNw1t HJC helmet 🤍bit.ly/3sRiB2Z Follow me: Instagram: 🤍🤍instagram.com/davidjarthur/ Twitter: 🤍twitter.com/davearthur Facebook: 🤍🤍facebook.com/justridebikesvideo
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Inner tubes all day everyday.
I’ve had a positive experience using tubeless on my road bike (love it). I know everyone has different experiences.
A foam insert sounds like its a good way to have a garbage ride. I guess we have to try it.
The short answer is "no." And the more bikes you have, the worse tubeless is. If you are running tubes and only rarely get flats, my advice is to stay with tubes. Tubeless technologies are slowly getting better, so maybe re-evaluate in 5 years when things work better.
I will have to disagree with you on this video. I have been on tubeless road wheels since 2016 with no issues.
I seem to get a lot of punctures, even with Tubeless. I've had 2 flats requiring a tube this year,... BUT I've probably had 20 punctures that I know about. That would have been +20 flats this year with tubes at 4000+ miles. I remember double flatting multiple times on my tubed setup. I don't miss it.
I've been using tubeless on my roadbikes for years, setup takes some getting used to but can run lower pressures for a smoother ride and for the very odd puncture it either seals or requires a worm or two. Don't carry an inner tube as I wouldn't be able to fit one into 23c IRC roadlites, if worms won't seal it then its a call home but haven't ever had to do that. Won't be going back.
Only sealant I've used is Slime in the tubes of my commute bike, bombproof paired with Marathon Greenguard's. Looks like the road tubeless tech is improving but I still prefer 25c tyres with tubes and 90-100 PSI on my road bike.
Road tubeless is great until it lets you down big time. Then those people switch back to clinchers and swear to never go back to tubeless. There are those that haven’t been let down but it’s just a matter of time.
What some may be forgetting is that not everyone is a do it yourselfer and also only own 1 bike. As a shop wrench I see customers that get frustrated having to constantly return when having tubeless issues and down time not being able to ride. If they have to replace a tire then it starts to seem expensive as they have barely put any mileage into that unrepairable tire. I don't see this with clinchers. The stability of clinchers works for the vast majority of people and it's not messy for people that hardly prepared to do their own repairs. Clinchers are still plenty reliable and quick to fix. Most will never even notice the difference in speed or comfort. Unless the industry gets this tech stable then it's clearly for those that want to spend money assisting in the R&D. I have personally used road tubeless without issues but I no longer have that wheelset. My riding about 60% clincher and 40% tubular(climbing bike). I think I want to try TPU tubes soon but perhaps next season.
Been tubeless 4-5 years now. Haven’t flatted in years. Comfort factor is big plus as well. Good review.
Tubes for me. Particularly because of the need to carry a spare tube in the saddle bag regardless of what type of tyre your using. Only takes me about 5 min to replace a tube. No problem.
I couldn't get the tyre on the rim with the foam inserts in....
It's a no brainer: tubeless. 4 years of consistent riding in all conditions and terrains, 4 irreparable punctures. Absolutely converted.
Only issue I’ve ever had with tubeless Was on a MTb ….been utterly faultless on road bikes and reliable.
Tubeless is not the problem; hookless wheels + tubeless tires are an explosion waiting to happen 💥
So between training and commuting I do around 12,000km a year.
I run tubeless.
Never had to place the call a mate.
Only time I had an issue was down to my own stupidity Andover inflating.
Some people still view electric as witchcraft, guess your gonna have die hard viewing tubeless that way.
I will stick with inner tubes thank you