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    Quote Originally Posted by broz View Post
    Without a compressor, it is difficult or impossible to get a bead if you lose it. a tube is a must on every ride.
    If by "get a bead" you mean get a bead to seat, I must disagree with you. You are making tubeless sound very difficult to people who perhaps have had no experience using tubeless systems.

    A compressor may be necessary for tubeless conversions, using tires (and rims) not intended for tubeless use. Personally I will never use them as their success is basically a crap shoot.

    I will only use rims and tires that have been designed for tubeless use , i.e. UST, TLR, 2Bliss, TNT etc. and UST or Stan's BST rims. There are other tubeless rim types that I have not tried. I have never had nor used a compressor to mount and seat tubeless tires. All that is needed is a floor pump and the tires are easy to seat.
    The trouble with having an open mind is that people will insist on trying to put things in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    If by "get a bead" you mean get a bead to seat, I must disagree with you. You are making tubeless sound very difficult to people who perhaps have had no experience using tubeless systems.

    A compressor may be necessary for tubeless conversions, using tires (and rims) not intended for tubeless use. Personally I will never use them as their success is basically a crap shoot.

    I will only use rims and tires that have been designed for tubeless use , i.e. UST, TLR, 2Bliss, TNT etc. and UST or Stan's BST rims. There are other tubeless rim types that I have not tried. I have never had nor used a compressor to mount and seat tubeless tires. All that is needed is a floor pump and the tires are easy to seat.

    That is indeed great news for me since I have Stans BST rims and Maxxis LUST tires. Atlthough I don't think my front tire (Maxxis Ardent) is of the LUST variety. I appreciate your post as I was getting scared of having tubeless tires and was wondering if I would end up switching to tubes. I would never have gone tubeless if the bike didn't come with them. But now that I have them I hope to make the best of them and get to like them.

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