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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-14-2015, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Question tube/tubeless

Is it OK to use a tube with a tubeless tire? Is there any advantage to doing it?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-15-2015, 05:57 AM
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You can run a tube in your tubeless tire. There is no advantage or dis-advantage at all and you wont see any difference between the two.
Some make there spoke-rims into tubeless by sealing of the spokes.
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I wouldn't use a tube with a new tubeless tire on an alloy wheel. If I had a puncture in the tire I would probably tube it rather than patch it. Patches and plugs are long term solutions for some folks, but I only trust them as roadside emergency repairs. As stated by farm, I know some people who have sealed up spoked wheels to run tubeless. Never made much sense to me. Adds more rotating mass than a tube, harder to balance than a tube, much more prone to leaks than a tube. That being said, I run alloy wheels, no tubes, and beads for active balancing. As a side note, I really enjoy the cleaner look of a wheel with no weights on it.
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Farm and Jnco, Thanks, all stuff I needed to know to get started! Christmas cheers, Wavelenght.
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