Tubeless Ready Gumwall Tires

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amngwlvs
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by amngwlvs

As per the title - anyone know of gumwall tires that are tubeless ready? I've done some searching and never come up with anything. My TCR came with tubeless wheels and so far I've been very happy with them so I'd rather not go back to tubes if I can avoid it.

If I can't avoid it - recommendations on a tire and tube combo? Corsa's or Turbo Cotton's with latex tubes?

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Sock3t
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by Sock3t

I went from Turbo Cottons to GP5000TL tubeless.

Turbo cottons for sure had more grip in the dry, but tubeless is so nice

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by ryanw

Pro Ones should be out soon with gumwalls.

Turbo Cottons with latex are the best combo I've ever used.

Just started with GP5K TL and like them so far, but haven't been able to push that hard with them yet.

Michelin Power Comps w/ latex also a great combo.
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by ancker

I used to run Veloflex Master 25s because, damn, gumwalls are so sexy on deep carbon wheels.
Got sick of flatting and/or worrying about flatting, switched to tubeless, won't go back.

Interesting to see that Pro Ones will be available in Gumwall. Might be worth trying those again if that's the case. I had a set and they are NOT easy to mount on any wheel I've owned.

Currently running Hutchinson All Season and Performance with great success.

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by AlgaeHater

ryanw wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:50 pm
Pro Ones should be out soon with gumwalls.

Turbo Cottons with latex are the best combo I've ever used.

Just started with GP5K TL and like them so far, but haven't been able to push that hard with them yet.

Michelin Power Comps w/ latex also a great combo.
Isn't that speculation? Gumwalls Pro Ones popped up in AU during the down under tour, but Schwalbe stated they were limited run only. I'm hoping Schwalbe releases them as I think there's a market for sexy-looking tubeless ready tires!
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by bm0p700f

That won't make up for the pro one being a tadihi ally bad tyre and by that I mean one with short life for many.

amngwlvs
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by amngwlvs

Ok, so plenty of recommendations on tire and tube combos which I think basically answers that my odds of finding gumwall and tubeless is slim to none. Sounds like either I get tubeless or gumwalls. I love the look of gumwall tires on carbon wheels but it sounds like a lot of people are switching to tubeless and not looking back.
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by TobinHatesYou

The limited Pro Ones were more tanwall than gumwall, and they were dyed that color.

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by 1llum4

The only non-black sidewalls tubeless tire I could find is WTB exposure and it only comes in 30mm width

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by AlgaeHater

TobinHatesYou wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:26 pm
The limited Pro Ones were more tanwall than gumwall, and they were dyed that color.
Dyed? Really? That’s as cheesy as carbon fiber “look” parts
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by TobinHatesYou

AlgaeHater wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:21 am

Dyed? Really? That’s as cheesy as carbon fiber “look” parts
Well, the Pro One is a vulcanized tire with the woven nylon ("Microskin") casing underneath a layer of rubber. I don't recall what color the Microskin is, if it's natural or not...

Dan112
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by Dan112

I was after tubeless in gumwalls and ended up emailing vittoria and speaking to specialized. Apparently on a tubeless tyre they add a sealant to the sidewall and this would make the gumwall look brown. This is why vittoria only sell them in grey or black and why the specialized tubeless cotton is only available in black.

After trying to mount gp5000 TL to my reynold assults I gave up even my LBS really struggled to get them on. So I went for specialized turbo cottons in the end as I wanted a tyre I could still get off my rim to put a tube in incase the sealant failed.

I think in my experience tubeless isn't there yet tyre manufacturers and wheel manufacturers need to work together. IMO you could have the best tubeless tyre but it's pretty pointless if you cant mount it.

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by ryanw

Panaracer GravelKings (TLC) roll well and come in 23 / 26 / 28 / 32 & 38c (pictured below).

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They're not gumwall but 'tan'.
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by upside

The Schwalbe Ones that have a tan sidewall is painted.... and those were the regular clinchers.. I just installed a set.

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