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Tubeless Shamals

Postby Fogliettaz » Sat Jan 12, 2013 13:32 pm

I shall be building up a FM066 over the next few weeks and shall be adorning the frame with a Campag Chorus groupset, and other Italian components to complete the build. The wheels I am looking closely at are Campagnolo Shamals, they claim that they can run tubeless, my question is do any other people run their road bikes tubeless, are they easy to set up and I presume you have to fill the void with sticky latex, is it worth it or should I just put tubes within the tyres?
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Re: Tubeless Shamal's

Postby maddog 2 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 15:29 pm

do a search - there's plenty of banter on this.

In short - some like it, some can't see the point, and in reality it's a minor issue.

I run both types. There's not much between them really. Tubeless can be run at lower pressures so feel and grip are good, but tyres are expensive and you need to fit them properly. Normal tyre+tube can go lighter, by a bit. Swings and roundabouts.

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