At Hunt we’re just like all other cyclists and so have spent many years fiddling with bikes, wheels and tyres. Over the course of time we have often had to learn the hard way, with a fair amount of trial and error and head scratching. There is plenty of useful information that can save you loads of time and we realise that you have a life outside of cycling and don’t necessarily want to spend hours researching how to set up tubeless tyres or comparing wheel specifications to find the perfect product for your exact needs. To help you we will be creating a number of ‘how to’ videos exploring the more practical side of wheel ownership as well as a series of videos explaining some of the concepts and features behind our purpose driven wheel range development.
In this article we will take you through the easy steps to fitting tubeless road tyres to tubeless road bike rims and tell you the hints and tips we’ve picked up through our many years setting up tubeless.
Tubeless tyre technology has been popular in the Mountain Bike world for a number of years. The ability to run lower pressures to improve grip and reduce rolling resistance without the risk of pinch punctures, the lower rotating mass and puncture sealing capabilities of tyre sealant have all helped make tubeless technology the preferred choice for Mountain Bikers.
However Road Bike Tubeless technology has taken longer to be adopted, mainly due to the traditional use of Tubular tyres inside the professional peloton holding back adoption and a lack of good information making it seem like somewhat of a black art! We think this is a shame as, while tubeless isn’t for everyone, many cyclists would benefit from the real world practicality and performance it can deliver.