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    WTB Weirwolf TCS vs UST???

    Can't really figure out what the difference is (besides weight). What would be the best option for a Crossmax wheelset?

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    TCS falls into the "Tubeless Ready" category which puts a UST compatible bead with a casing that is not air tight and therefore requires the use of sealant.

    Your most reliable system on the Crossmax wheels would be a full UST tire, however the Tubeless Ready tires such as TCS, TNT (Geax), TLR (Bontrager), Tubeless Ready (Hutchinson), and 2Bliss (Specialized) combined with a good sealant like Stans (or a DIY formula) is very reliable while giving you a more supple ride and lighter weight than a full UST tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by durkind
    Can't really figure out what the difference is (besides weight). What would be the best option for a Crossmax wheelset?
    The TCS tires have a 60tpi casing and the UST a 120tpi casing. Both have UST spec beads. Mark Weir told me he prefers the TCS as it is more pinch flat resistant (yes, tubeless tires can still pinch flat).
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