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    Higher pressure tubeless question

    I know one of the major reasons to go tubeless is to run at lower pressure without pinch flats, but how well does tubeless work at higher pressures?

    I ride a lot of pavement commuting to work and occasionally ride to the nearest trail (10 miles of pavement each way). When on the road I run around 35-37 psi, since I'm clyde-ish. My bike has American Classic tubeless ready (pre-taped and shipped with valves) wheels and I'm running Ardent EXOs. If I pull the tubes and use sealant, will I have a problem running at higher pressure?

    Thanks in advance for some insight; I just want to get the facts before I start coating things in goo.
    2013 El Mariachi Ti and a motor that needs an overhaul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Knobby View Post
    I know one of the major reasons to go tubeless is to run at lower pressure without pinch flats, but how well does tubeless work at higher pressures?

    I ride a lot of pavement commuting to work and occasionally ride to the nearest trail (10 miles of pavement each way). When on the road I run around 35-37 psi, since I'm clyde-ish. My bike has American Classic tubeless ready (pre-taped and shipped with valves) wheels and I'm running Ardent EXOs. If I pull the tubes and use sealant, will I have a problem running at higher pressure?

    Thanks in advance for some insight; I just want to get the facts before I start coating things in goo.
    If the question is can i run tubeless at 35-37psi without exploding them across the garage then my answer would be yes.

    Ive recently had some Mavic Crossmax STs and ran them at about 30-35psi for a full week of riding without any problems and they werent even proper tubless tyres (Continental race kings 2.0wide).

    Yes i did rip a tyre but that was on rocks that just cut the sidewall (unfortunate) i found that at my weight anything less than that just felt a little flat when riding (currently 225lbs).

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    Yes, that was the gist of the question, not enough coffee to be fully coherent yet. Thanks for the info!
    2013 El Mariachi Ti and a motor that needs an overhaul.

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    It will be no problem. I commonly air my tubessless tires up to 40 psi for long sections of road use, or gravel grinder type races.
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