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Brad H.

Brad H.

Brad H.

Brad H.wrote a review of on July 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This was my first set of road tubeless tires, and I was perfectly satisfied with how they rode and how they held up over a season of riding. I think all road tubeless tires are more difficult to mount than tubed tires, and putting in a tube in the event of a blowout is pretty challenging, but it can be done. I'm now riding Continental GP5000s, and there's no way I'd be able to put in a tube in the middle of a ride with those.

The Schwalbes roll fast and smooth. I'm regretting that I replaced these with Contis now. The only reason I had to replace the Schwalbes is that I had a gash in the tread that was too big for the sealant to fill. I rode over 1 full year on them so I wasn't too disappointed when I had to buy a new set. The rear wheel was starting to box anyway. The tires held air pretty well. I usually inflated them to 70-80 psi, and after a week or so, they'd be down to 60ish psi. I have to inflate the Conti GP5000s before every ride because they lose over 20psi between rides.

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Brad H.

Brad H.wrote a review of on July 14, 2019

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are, without a doubt, the most difficult tubeless tires I've ever tried to mount. I had to use a vice grip (with a rubber pad) to hold the tire on while I worked the bead onto the final section. If I'm out on a ride and have a blow out, there's no way I'll be able to put in a tube. I'm riding on Light Bicycle 55mm tubeless wheels.

Having said that, the ride quality is pretty darn good. It's clear they roll very well. Once mounted, I had virtually no trouble getting the bead to seat with an air compressor. They lose more air than my Schwalbe Pro Ones though. I inflate to 75-80 psi before every ride, then two days later, both wheels are down to 50-55 psi. I don't really mind, and it could be that the Light Bicycle rims just don't hold air as well as some other tubeless rims.

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