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m@ wrote:chriscole wrote:Thanks for the input guys.
I think you've effectively convinced me to stick with tubes and normal tyres for the time being.
Nice going guys!
Now, I thought the stock RRs on my Anthem were labelled UST, but apparently not - possibly I was bamboozled by Schwalbe's EVO label.
Either way though, I believe the EVO model has SnakeSkin sidewalls... I rode them quite a bit before going tubeless and they did have some pinholes but still sealed up almost instantly and didn't lose any pressure after the first 24 hours.
I've since ridden them to death and replaced with Nobby Nic/RR EVOs, which were installed tubeless from new with no noticeable loss of pressure at all. So if the OP has EVO/SnakeSkin tyres - which are supplied as stock on some Giants - from my experience he has little to lose by going tubeless.
In the end I asked them to take the Racing Ralphs off the bike, and have gone tubeless with some Maxxis tyres... Experimenting with different pressures while tootling around the trails at Stromlo, and thus far am immensely impressed with the puncture resistance (including some sidewall insults that should have shredded things, but didn't).
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Mt Buller this weekend so will get a good testing.......noice
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