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Old 12-18-20, 09:45 PM
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Newbie ??? about Tubeless Tires

New to mountain biking and new tubeless tires. I'm a little confused. It's my understanding that if a tubeless tire is punctured, the sealant inside the tire will seal the puncture and that if the puncture is so bad that it won't seal then you're gonna need a new tire anyway. So, why is it that every "essential" mountain bike gear list I look up has tubeless puncture repair kits and pumps on the list?

I feel a little naive asking this question but I would like a little clarity beyond sponsored lists designed to sell products.

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