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    Looking for a 26" commuter tire that I can run tubless...

    Turning my wife's bike into a commuter. I want to put some skinny urban tires on that I can set up tubeless. Right now I'm looking at the Schwalbe Marathons, Maxxis Detonator, Maxxis Overdrive or Vittoria Randonneur Pro's. I know Maxxis had issues with the sealant eating their tires early on. Not sure if the Vittoria can handle sealant. Any help or other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    Some people have had good luck with the Schwalbe stuff they do make some tubeless tires as well.

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    What's your idea of skinny? "Ghetto" tubeless and low volume don't work particularly well together, and ramping up the pressure leads to blowoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wschruba View Post
    What's your idea of skinny? "Ghetto" tubeless and low volume don't work particularly well together, and ramping up the pressure leads to blowoffs.
    I'm thinking 1.5 to 1.75 wide at the most.

    Would I be better off getting a very good puncture resistant tire and go back to tubes?

    Right now I run Continental Gatorskin's on my Niner and they are tough mothers.

    Is there such a thing as a 26" rigid fork?
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    Yes on the fork, and 1.5-1.75 will work great tubeless. Pick a tire and set it up tubeless... I've had some tires seep at the sidewall more than others, but in 8 or 9 years of running non-tubeless tires set up tubeless (kenda, schwalbe, specialized, maxxis, serfas, vee, wtb...I'm sure there were others), I've never had a sealant-related issue.
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    I run Schwalbe Marathon with the blue puncture resistant strip, running regular tubes. Haven't had a flat yet, but maybe I'm lucky. At this point, I wouldn't bother setting it up tubeless.

    For what it's worth, my Maxxis tires (MTB) have been just fine using sealant. Ammonia-free Stans/Orange/Trucker have been fine.

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