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Would you ride one of these first generation tubeless clicher tires?

  • Heck yeah- I got health insurance!

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  • Maybe, if I need to the keep my team replica bike "exact".

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  • Nah, I can just ride a tubular tire.

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Limited appeal, I think

Coolhand said:
I havn't really had the urge to run super lower air pressures either- the one big plus to UST. More puncture resistance- I will believe it when I see it. Besides, there are plenty puncture resistant tires on the market- like the inexpensive Continental Ultra Gator Skins I have on the cross bike right now.

Looks like a poor solution to a problem nobody had.

From the article I read, it sounded like they were developed not for everyday road riding, but for cobbles, and other situations (potholes in DC in the winter come to mind) were there is a greater than average chance of pinch flats. I wouldn't expect them to be used in all that many races; Paris-Roubaix is the only one I can think of right now (it was the only one mentioned in the article at cyclingnews.com). Probably not practical for the vast majority of us, though.

--Kevin
 
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