Posted by Andy on 6/10/2016 to
Bring up tubeless conversions with any group of cyclists and a familiar debate will ensue. On one hand, tubeless set-ups offer an enormous advancement which can change not only how your bike rides, but how much time you’ll spend fixing flats on the side of a trail. However, it has also been said that conversion itself can be such a hassle that many choose to stick with tubes, foregoing the traction and virtual elimination of pinch flats that tubeless set-ups provide. After spending frustrating hours attempting to get a bead to seat, most will give up, throw an inner tube in and move on.