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I am considering going from regular clincher tires & tubes to Campy’s new 2-Way rim system that allows the use of the new clincher tubeless tire system in addition to the traditional clincher & tube. Has anyone out there tried the new clincher tubeless set-up? What is some feedback regarding road performance, flat frequency, ease of mounting, etc? I use tubeless on my MTB, and I LOVE them in that application, but I am not sure how much of an advantage it would be on the road, and if it would be worth the additional hassle of the finicky mounting/inflation and liquid sealant that I have to deal with on my MTB wheels.
 

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i'm sure this has been discussed before, but what the hell. i'm running the tubeless stan's set-up and it works great. not hard to mount (velocity aerohead rims) and in several hundred miles i have no flats. i rarely flat anyway, so no big difference. i weigh 160 and run around 85psi rr and 80psi front. nice and smooth, rolls great.
 

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I now have two sets of wheels that I run trubeless on and will never go back (actually 1 1/2 till Mavic finishes the work on my recalled r-sys premium front wheel) . I will tell you that my wheels that were made for tubeless (dura ace) hold air better than the mavics with Stans. I think buying tubeless specific wheels is the better way to go. If you put about 2 oz of stans in those, you'll be able to do 7 day tours without adding air--not so with the mavics with twice that amount of stans. They required the typical minimum of every other day or more.

I used to have a lot of flats and tubeless has eliminated that problem.
 

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Fewer flats?

SwiftSolo said:
I used to have a lot of flats and tubeless has eliminated that problem.
Just curious, but why would that be? Were you getting pinch flats because you ran too low a pressure or too narrow a tire? Otherwise, how would a tubless tire be more flat resistant than a tube and tire?
 

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it was either pinch flats or the stan's has sealed every puncture he's had. like i said, i never flat anyway...so i have no idea whether my current set-up is more or less flat prone. i can't remember the last time i flatted a clincher. in 10yrs of riding only tubulars, i only flatted 2 of them.

of course, i have this same consistency when it comes to winning races...happens about once every 5 years! :mad2:
 

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Like it so far.

I have a set of Fulcrum Zero 2 way. With hutchington Fision 2 tires and I like it. They roll better and are a lot smoother. Mounted tires in no time and they seal at the first pump. Only have them for 10 days so I do not want to talk about puncture resistance but I check them today and not even a nick on both tires. I which they made more brands of tires anyway.
 

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Ha! just noted your quote CXwrench. Brifter is a really lame word. Never liked it. Sounds like something those oddball randonneur folks might come up with.
 

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SwiftSolo said:
I think buying tubeless specific wheels is the better way to go. If you put about 2 oz of stans in those, you'll be able to do 7 day tours without adding air--not so with the mavics with twice that amount of stans. They required the typical minimum of every other day or more.
Not in my experience. My tubeless conversion - Kyseriums with Stans valve and sealant (no tape) - holds air for as long, if not longer than prior tube setups. Guess it depends how lucky you get with the valve seal and tire fit.

On another note, is there any safety advantage with tubeless specific wheels? My very limited understanding is that they just make tires easier to mount.
 
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