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Offline Dcluley

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Tubeless Flats, and Getting out
« on: April 07, 2013, 05:54:33 PM »
Howdy y'all, I just got a new girl that has tubeless on it, and I'm not so sure how you tubeless folks deal with the flats.  How often does this system fail and how do you fix it/get out on the trail.  Should I still carry a light weight tube and co2 for emergencies or use a tire patch kit and slime, etc.  I don't have much experience with this tubeless stuff but I like the low weight and pressure versatility.  Looking for some tips on maintenance and failure issues.

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« Last Edit: April 07, 2013, 05:58:02 PM by dcluley »
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Offline fatcamper

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Re: Tubeless Flats, and Getting out
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2013, 06:11:25 PM »
If everything is setup right you shouldn't have any flats unless you tear the tire, and the hole is too big to seal. I'd recommend periodically shaking the tire to make sure you can hear some sealant splashing around in it. Outside of that carry a CO2, a lever, and a tube as usual in case of a tear.

Offline Albe23

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Re: Tubeless Flats, and Getting out
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2013, 11:05:32 PM »
What fat said.
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Offline Dcluley

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Re: Tubeless Flats, and Getting out
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 05:42:35 PM »
Thanks for the advice fatcamper
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