Tube Vs Tubless and Stans

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Tube Vs Tubless and Stans

Postby jimbones » Sat May 03, 2008 11:09 pm

Need some advice about going tubeless.
Just got back from my LBS with a Michelin 24 UST 2.5 Rear tire and a Maxxis Minion 2.5 super tacky Non-UST tire for the front. I meant to order both UST.

My bike set up is a Titus SuperMoto with Bontrager Rhythm UST rims and I ride lift served rocky areas in the east coast (Diablo, Killington etc)

I never ran Stan's before. Now I hear about all these problems with Stan's eating tires and burping. What do I do?
Return the non UST tire? Just run it with a tube? return both and just run tubes? Before I bought UST I heard great things about it, now I hear I am going to have problems?

Thanks in advance for advice.
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Postby Taz » Tue May 20, 2008 4:39 pm

Just run the tires with tubes. Doesn't matter if they are UST or not.

Tubeless is great if you don't plan on changing tires much. I have run and continue to run tubeless on my XC bike for about 6 years now and never want tubes again for it. DH I ran tubeless for about 2 years and quit, it's too much of a pain in the ass to change tires when you are using latex.
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Re: Tube Vs Tubless and Stans

Postby jimbones » Thu May 22, 2008 12:09 pm

Hey Taz,

Thanks for your reply, I picked up your message a little late.
I went with tubeless partly because of curiosity and I have heard some good things (and bad)

My strategy, and I might be misguided, is to run UST with NO tubes and NO Stans. I will pack a spare tube and install in event of a flat. I can fix the flat at home. I haven't had a flat in 4 years! I am betting (hoping) flats will be infrequent. :wink:

OK, so am I nutz?
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Postby Taz » Tue May 27, 2008 11:56 am

It can also depend on the rims you are using. Are you using the Mavic EX823's?
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