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Old 08-09-20, 11:40 AM
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tubeless tires road bike

At the suggestion of somebody I put tubeless tires on my road bike. I realize I know nothing about them. How much pressure do I want in the tires? I like 100 in my regular tube tires. I bought Stans No Tubes Dart in case I get a flat on the road but I'm not really sure how it works. Do any of you have tubeless tires on your road bike? If so, please share your knowledge. Thank you
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There are a lot of threads. Maybe start on this one - https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycl...eless-not.html
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There are a lot of threads. Maybe start on this one - https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycl...eless-not.html
Thank you. I didn't notice it.
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There are also lots of online videos on the use and maint of tubeless tires.
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This discussion usually turns in to a holy war. Search some old threads, there's lots of info out there. My suggestion: have your first set put on my an LBS. Tubeless tires can be hard to mount and seal at first. They also require different materials and skills if and when you puncture on the road.
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My suggestion: have your first set put on my an LBS.
My suggestion: if you go this route, only do so if they'll let you watch and (ideally) talk you through some of the nuances. The biggest obstacle with tubeless is the learning curve; having someone do it for you doesn't help you with that unless you can watch and bounce questions off of them.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
My suggestion: if you go this route, only do so if they'll let you watch and (ideally) talk you through some of the nuances. The biggest obstacle with tubeless is the learning curve; having someone do it for you doesn't help you with that unless you can watch and bounce questions off of them.
Agree. Mounting tubeless is not like tubed, and you may need a special pump to give it that first "blast" you need to seat the bead on the rim. There are special floor pumps with a charge tank attached, and they help a lot. Since there is no tube, getting things seated properly, and installing the valve properly is crucial. None of this is hard, just different.

There's lots of videos on YouTube that can be helpful, as well.
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Thank you. The bike shop I go to put them and and got me set up. I just have questions like how much pressure do they need? I keep 100 in my tubed road bike tires. I also have questions about what to do it I get a flat but, as you pointed out, I can probably find something on YouTube that addresses that. Thanks
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Originally Posted by shona View Post
Thank you. The bike shop I go to put them and and got me set up. I just have questions like how much pressure do they need? I keep 100 in my tubed road bike tires. I also have questions about what to do it I get a flat but, as you pointed out, I can probably find something on YouTube that addresses that. Thanks
There are a number of online pressure calculators - use them as a starting point, but adjust as needed/wanted.

Set yourself up for maintenance schedule first - do that and flats will be few and far between, as long as you're using an appropriate sealant. Again, lots of info in the other thread.
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Check the max pressure of your tire and wheel. If 100 psi doesn't exceed it you're fine running that.
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