07 December, 2011

Tubeless Tires

I usually refrain from"getting mechanical", but I almost can't believe this video.

TCS with Moeschler and Weir from WTB on Vimeo.

The fact that no compressed air, not even a full size pump is needed to mount these tires means that tubeless is ready for the masses!

Tubeless means that there is no "tube" to go flat. The air is held in the tire.
Small punctures (glass, thorns) are sealed instantly with sealant.

Are the days of leaky old tubes hanging around almost gone?

Tubeless excels at low pressure and is not popular with roadies, but for mountain bikers low-pressure results in a super smooth ride with great traction!

Once you've ridden tubeless off-road, it's hard to go back.

"I'd rather have rim brakes than tubes in my tires"- MTB pro Carl Decker