Wire Bead = Tubeless

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  • 12-04-2012
    bill4d
    Wire Bead = Tubeless
    A lot of Maxxis tires are listed as a wire bead, but in the specs it does not say if it's tube or tubeless.

    Are all wire bead tires for use with tubes?

    And, are all folding bead tires tubeless?
  • 12-04-2012
    Millfox
    Nope and nope.
  • 12-04-2012
    bill4d
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Millfox View Post
    Nope and nope.

    Well, I have yet to see any manufacturer's web site list a wire bead as tubeless compatible.

    But, many foldable beads are listed, specifically as UST. Many foldable bead tires also do not say one way or the other.

    Man, I didn't know finding the perfect set of tires would take so long.

    :crazy:
  • 12-04-2012
    Millfox
    If a tyre isn't specified as TLR (tubeless ready) or UST (or any other marketing name for it) it generally means that it's meant for a traditional installation with a tube. That doesn't mean that it 100% wont work with a tubeless setup, it just means that it most likely isn't designed for that kind of use and its a hit or miss if it will work reliably. Some brands like Stan's No tubes specify in using non-tubeless tyres in tubeless setups with sealant.

    Generally UST/ TLR setups are more reliable than ghetto experiments.

    Are you just curious about tyre specs. or are you looking for something for your ride?
  • 12-04-2012
    bill4d
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Millfox View Post
    If a tyre isn't specified as TLR (tubeless ready) or UST (or any other marketing name for it) it generally means that it's meant for a traditional installation with a tube. That doesn't mean that it 100% wont work with a tubeless setup, it just means that it most likely isn't designed for that kind of use and its a hit or miss if it will work reliably. Some brands like Stan's No tubes specify in using non-tubeless tyres in tubeless setups with sealant.

    Generally UST/ TLR setups are more reliable than ghetto experiments.

    Are you just curious about tyre specs. or are you looking for something for your ride?

    Both, I'm looking to fit the widest UST tire I can on my hardtail and on my Fox shock. I do have Mavic UST rims, so I'm not looking to use any sealant, duct tape or glue sticks. ;)
  • 12-04-2012
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bill4d View Post
    Well, I have yet to see any manufacturer's web site list a wire bead as tubeless compatible.

    But, many foldable beads are listed, specifically as UST. Many foldable bead tires also do not say one way or the other.

    Man, I didn't know finding the perfect set of tires would take so long.

    :crazy:

    There are very few tubeless wire bead tires.

    If a tire is not marked as "Tubeless", "UST", or "Tubeless Ready" it is designed for use only with inner tubes.
  • 12-04-2012
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bill4d View Post
    Both, I'm looking to fit the widest UST tire I can on my hardtail and on my Fox shock. I do have Mavic UST rims, so I'm not looking to use any sealant, duct tape or glue sticks. ;)

    The biggest current UST tire I know of is the Conti Trail King 2.4 Tubeless
  • 12-04-2012
    D3NN15M
    Some helpful replies here. I'm kinda in the same boat. Recently got a UST wheelset but all 4 sets of tires I have aren't UST, nor are they tubeless-ready. Don't want to go the sealant / tape route either. My question now is, is it ok to run with a tube setup initially, then switch later to tubeless, without having any negative effect on the rims? Thanks!
  • 12-04-2012
    Millfox
    Derp. wrong thread.
  • 12-04-2012
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtngt View Post
    Some helpful replies here. I'm kinda in the same boat. Recently got a UST wheelset but all 4 sets of tires I have aren't UST, nor are they tubeless-ready. Don't want to go the sealant / tape route either. My question now is, is it ok to run with a tube setup initially, then switch later to tubeless, without having any negative effect on the rims? Thanks!

    Tubes are just fine.
  • 12-05-2012
    D3NN15M
    Awesome :thumbsup: Thanks again guys!
  • 12-05-2012
    bill4d
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    The biggest current UST tire I know of is the Conti Trail King 2.4 Tubeless

    Maxxis lists at least 2 models as a larger size.

    The Minion DHF and DHR are both listed as 2.5 and available in UST.