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GHC

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Ok, so my Ridley xtrail arrived with the stated tires above. Probably a stupid question, but never having run tubeless before I have no clue.

They don't say tubeless on them, and I can't find any MSO 36 with tpi30 on the internet.

Are they Tubeless Ready tires? Not asking if I can make them work tubeless....asking if they are made for it?

(Stock DT swiss R460db rims)

Adding.....what is the trick for knowing if Clements are tubeless ready or not?
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I have a set and they say tubeless ready on them. However I could not tell you what the tpi is because it is not on the tire or packaging it came with. I am not aware of a 30 tpi version perhaps that's a misprint? Mine weigh 475 grams each so I am ssuming they are 120 tpi~

Also the recommended pressure is a good indicator for tubeless with 40 -60 psi range. Every tubeless ready tire I own has some indication printed on the tire being tubeless ready.

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GHC

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thank you RoverAl

They definately have me stumped lol...they do say

PSI: 40-60. // BAR: 2.8 - 4.1. //. ETRTO: 36 - 622. // TPI: 30 on both of them ... but no "tubeless" stamp

I kicked an email off to Clement... will see if they respond


Thanks again.
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They responded quickly

Response ..... " Thanks for the message. The tire indicated is not TUBELESS READY. All CLEMENT TUBELESS READY tires indicate "TUBELESS READY" in white on the sidewall of the tire."

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Sounds like an OEM version of that tire. Not too uncommon for bike company to have access to products we can't buy off the shelf. But in 2017 for the sake of ease of use and safety I wish every bike that came with a tubeless ready wheel came with a tubeless ready tire mounted on it.
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Agree that would be nice Poolboymatt

On a side note, I am pleasantly surprised by the tubed MSO described .... I am going to go tubeless, but in the mean time I am riding them.    In the few days I have a lot of miles....ridden road, concrete trail....and more importantly (to me anyway) ..... some soft (and at time thick) chipped limestone trails (repurposed rail road trails that haven't settled yet this spring) and some Midwestern farm roads.......sand/gravel/hard then soft/large stone in spots/heavy washboarded in spots/fine in others ....the type you get a lot of in the spring in the Midwest.  

Frankly, I am coming off a super heavy bike that ran a lot bigger tire ... and I am very pleasantly surprised by the ''skinny (to me) MSO so far....already starting to trust them to catch in the "oh crap" drift moments that do occur in the loose stuff.   They also do fly on the hard stuff ... but then again, anything would compared to what I was on before lol.

Looking forward to tubeless.....either tubeless MSO's or kinda have my heart seat on G-ones as another experiment.
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Originally Posted by PoolBoyMatt
Sounds like an OEM version of that tire. Not too uncommon for bike company to have access to products we can't buy off the shelf. But in 2017 for the sake of ease of use and safety I wish every bike that came with a tubeless ready wheel came with a tubeless ready tire mounted on it.


I like that idea too, but tubless tires are much harder to mount, and take maintenance.  Bike companies don't want the hassle of having customers complain because the tire won't hold air after 6 months, won't seat properly, or can't be easily installed/removed like most people are used to.  
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