tarmackev wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:58 pm
Alexbn921 wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:45 pm
tarmackev wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:35 pm
I rode Vittoria tubeless about 3 years ago and they were a nightmare.
Ive just pulled the trigger on Mavic Comete UST's, without going back through 17 pages whats the concensus on Mavic tubelss?
A lot has changed in 3 years. What was so bad about them and where you using the super thin speed or a thicker tire?
The Speed I believe.
Just the amount of flats and only sealing when the tyre had dropped to (40-60)psi. It felt like 20% of rides I was getting a flat. I've switched back to GP4000's and I've had one flat in 18 months on the same roads.
Looking back I was riding with the tyres a little too hard and this effected ride quality.
Cant wait to try the new wheels.
I'm in a similar boat never tried tubeless but was on the fence I'm the op on this and from all the advise and things I've learnt, aswel as experiencing tubeless on my freinds bike (we both ride a giant tcr in the same size) I think if you have only flatted once in 18 months... it's like me on the gp4000RS I'm yet to flat on them and have just ticked over 1200 miles on them.
Personally imo I just dont think it's worth it, if u flat a lot, race which it could be the difference of winning or loosing tubeless is probably the way to go.
But for me at the moment it's more expensive as in the tyres then u need a good quality sealant aswel (my buddy found that out the hard way), then there is the issue some tyres can be harder to mount than others depending on your rim and tyre combo I'm on reynold assults for example which I dont believe follow this standard some manufacturers are now using.
Unless I start getting loads of punctures I'll stick with my current set up it's cheaper I paid £32 a tyre, its lighter in most cases at an average weight of 195g a tyre and 50g a tube (on my scales, I no weight isnt everything) and the RR is good as I use a supersonic tube aswel.
But if u flat a lot I get it, when it works it's less hassle. But if you hardly ever flat or are yet to flat i just dont see the point. Other thing I'll add I dont ride loads maybe 2 / 3 times a week. But if u ride daily it would probably make more sense going tubeless aswel.
And as above the corsa speed is a TT tyre its mega thin so you would flat quite often on that.