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looking at picking up a singlespeed MTB for winter commuting. currently it runs tubeless 29 x 1.95" tyres.
am i able to convert this to tubeless slicks at all? i've done a bit of googling but haven't found what i expected to - a lot of suggestions of using 700 road tyres, however i'd (ideally) like to keep running tubeless if i can to avoid the issue of punctures!
any help would be appreciated!
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I have read of Big Apples being used tubeless. They mounted OK but it took a while for the side walls to seal up.
Using normal tyres (non Lust) and rims (using ghetto or rim strips) it can be a bit of a lottery if they will work tubeless.
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uglybob wrote:i've done a bit of googling but haven't found what i expected to - a lot of suggestions of using 700 road tyres, however i'd (ideally) like to keep running tubeless if i can to avoid the issue of punctures!
What about road tubeless? That's if you want narrow road tyres. The widest would be the Hutchison Intensive which is reportedly a narrow 700x25. I haven't tried any on my 29er but have been running the fusions on my road bike and have been happy with them.
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