Racing on tubeless, train on tubes, am I crazy?

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alcatraz
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by alcatraz

Ltyarbro42 wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:58 pm
I train on tubes and race on tubless Pro ones.

My training set is a set of Boyd Altamonts with whatever sort of tire I choose to run. Big and cushy or super tough. Tubes allow me to swap in and out more often and easier. My race set is a 50mm carbon set with the Pro Ones that I use on race rides or race weekends. Use Orange Seal (it won't dry out) and tape correctly. Tubeless really isn't that difficult. I wouldn't give up tubeless for racing ever. It has saved me multiple races while sealing without me knowing.
That's what I like about it. Potentially having the puncture protection of a tubed endurance tire but with low rr.

Thanks for your post.

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