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Goodbadugly
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Any of you who has succeeded in a tubeless set up WITHOUT sealant (like a car)? I have not. Even the Maxxis LUST and Continental Tubeless tires leak through the sidewalls.

So why buy UST tire if it is not a true tubeless tire?

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UST tyres still need sealant, but they dont cut as easy(thicker sidewalls) and on some tyres fit tighter on the rim. This comes at a cost though, they are much heavier than their non UST cousins

 

Choose your poison I suppose...thick, heavy, reliable / thin, light, cuts easy

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Any of you who has succeeded in a tubeless set up WITHOUT sealant (like a car)? I have not. Even the Maxxis LUST and Continental Tubeless tires leak through the sidewalls.

So why buy UST tire if it is not a true tubeless tire?

I think you will find its your rim.Get yourself 2bliss rims...not 2bliss ready.Big diff

 

I have Captain Contro 2bliss on Mavic Crossmax and they seal without snot

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I have inflated my Easton EA90XC rims fitted with Specialized Fast Trak Control LK's without sealant and they held the pressure well for a few days. Depends if the rims are true UST with the interlocking bead system.

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Go figure....car tyre is 4x thicker than MTB tyre...

 

a UST tyre has a very nice bead that seats quite tight on the rim...noermal tyres beads does not seat as easily on rim (without soem persuation, that is...)

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Stan ZTR Alpines with Kenda small block 8 UST's ' been sealed for a month or so now with no sealant .

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American Classics with Vredestein Black Panther. Sealed without slime, no problem. Stayed inflated for a week.

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What I regard as seal is a bit longer than some other guys, its relative. Yes, my conti tubeless tyres on ZTR Crest rims also inflate with a footpump but doesn't keep for more than a day or two. With sealant I havent had to add air for over two months.

 

Also with slime/sealant you can ride over duweltjies no sweat. With no sealant...eish

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A tubeless tire weighs 700 grams. A tube tire 500 grams and a standard tube 200 grams. The tube tire stays inflated for weeks (if you don't hit a pach of dubbeltjies) Why can I not expect a tubeless tire with the same weight in rubber to seal just as well?

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Aren't you looking for k@k without sealant?

Many guys ride with tubes without sealant. Depends if you ride in areas with duiweltjies.

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Many guys ride with tubes without sealant. Depends if you ride in areas with duiweltjies.

I meant the guys riding tubeless tyres without sealant..

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