Tubeless Ready tires are not tubeless tires. However, they can be converted to tubeless tires using a sealing fluid in a special procedure. Read on to find out what else you should know about Tubeless Ready!
How are Tubeless Ready tires fitted?
Who rides on Tubeless Ready tires?
The target group:
- All competitive cyclists.
- All those cycling to a technically high standard.
- All those who have always been tubeless fans.
What are the benefits of Tubeless Ready tires?
Considerably enhanced performance because
- it’s possible to ride with less air in the tires – which in turn improves traction
- the tire is lighter – only 60 ml of liquid sealant as opposed to a tube weighing around 130-190 g
- rolling resistance is reduced since the absence of a tube means there is less mass to be deformed
- the risk of getting a fl at tire is minimal – the liquid sealant reseals any punctures instantly
- it’s impossible for a valve to shear off since there is no longer any tube to become displaced
What needs to be taken into consideration?
- Fitting is more complicated.
- You need a tubeless rim or the rim must be sealed with an appropriate rim tape.
- Changing a tire is often a messy job because of the liquid sealant.
- At some stage the liquid sealant hardens (stays in a liquid state for up to seven months, depending on external conditions). After this time the puncture protection is no longer effective.
Tubeless Ready tips
- Schwalbe tires with a SnakeSkin sidewall are ideal for Tubeless Ready. They seal instantly, much better than all other tires.
- Schwalbe Tubeless Ready means that the tires have a specially formed, coated tire bead. This seals the rim most effi ciently and provides a secure seat.
- DOC BLUE Professional comes from Stan’s NoTubes – world renowned for latexbased sealing fluid.
Further questions regarding Tubeless Ready are answered on the Schwalbe website‘s FAQ section.