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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    I rode it for a few years...til I cut a tire so bad it wouldn't seal. As you say it was a big mess. Ditched it as soon as I got home, been using normal tires and tubes every since. Tubeless is great on mountain bikes but for me it's not worth the hassle on the road, even if it only happens once every couple of years.
    But, you don't have to use sealant. Is there an advantage of tubeless over tubed if sealant isn't used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfdemicco View Post
    But, you don't have to use sealant. Is there an advantage of tubeless over tubed if sealant isn't used?
    Theoretically ... lighter weight and lower rolling resistance, but that's not always the case. It would be more or less similar to a tubular tire at that point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    MTB it works so well it is a standard (basically-floor bikes come tubed due to the shelf life of sealant). You can use tires not even designed as tubeless, that is how well non-UST works.
    Actually that's wrong. They come with tubeless rims, but that's where it ends. They don't come with the tubeless rimstrips nor do they come with TLR tires. Another way for the manufacturer to save a few bucks.

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    I think if I were to go into a tubeless road system, I would buy the Mavic wheels. They solve the problem of difficult to mount and dismount tubeless tires and thus the system is superior to any competing systems. Choice of tires is the same problem with the existing Shimano-Hutchinson system.

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