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  1. News & Reviews
    Muc-Off is launching its latest bit of innovation: The Stealth Tubeless Tag Holder. After the success of the brand’s Secure Tag Holder earlier this year, Muc-Off’s Product Team has designed a unique version that allows for an Apple AirTag to be stowed inside the tire and rim of a...
  2. News & Reviews
    Reserve has added another carbon wheelset to its line. The new Reserve 30|HD builds on the success of the Reserve 30|30 wheelset, which it replaces. Like its predecessor, the 30|HD is designed for aggressive trail riding and enduro racing and comes backed by a lifetime warranty. Reserve 30|HD...
  3. News & Reviews
    Reserve Wheels is launching a new tubeless valve system that it claims allows for three-times the airflow of traditional Presta valve stems. Called Fillmore, the new valves are intended to make seating tubeless tires significantly easier and limit clogged valves resulting from dried tire...
  4. Wheels and Tires
    I know the sidewall says 35-65 psi but is that for tubeless? I feel kind of uncomfortable putting 50+ psi in an innertube. Can a tube handle that?
  5. Wheels and Tires
    Hello My front Forekaster took a relatively important cut recently: The Stan's sealant did his job and now it looks like there is a chewing-gum coming out of my tire. Some liquid occasionally oozes away. But I don't seem to loose too much air and I can ride with no problem. Also I noticed...
  6. News & Reviews
    Tubolito is best known for its light and expensive orange polyurethane tubes (some of which feature built-in pressure sensors). While most of the Austrian brand's products are designed to be as light and compact as possible, its latest product is built to withstand the rigors of everyday use by...
  7. Wheels and Tires
    Swapped out my wheel set recently and had to settle for a Trail King 2.4 w/ the wire bead on sale for $25. It seemed to hold air initially (tubeless), but leaked down overnight. So rather than guess where it was leaking, I filled the bath tub and took it for a swim. I expected a leak around the...
  8. News & Reviews
    Tubolito has made a name for itself by developing TPU inner tubes that are lighter and more puncture-resistant than traditional rubber tubes. The tradeoff for these strong and light tubes is a hefty price tag. The company's road and mountain tubes retail for $34.90 for the standard tubes and...
  9. News & Reviews
    Editor's note: This article is sponsored by Muc-Off. Tubeless tires have continued to improve since they were first introduced to the mountain bike market in the late 1990s. Since then, tubeless systems have become the norm for not only mountain bikes, but also for road, gravel, and...
  10. Wheels and Tires
    We've got older XC hardtails with 17mm wide alloy rims (Scott Scale from 2012). Running 2.2 tires on them (2013 Kenda Nevegal DTC front, Maxxis Ardent Race rear). We're both fairly light (I'm 165lb and wife is 130lb) and very rarely get flats. Currently running tubes. Obviously I'd love to...
  11. News & Reviews
    The Best Tubeless Tire Sealant for Your Mountain Bike Tubeless tires had a slow acceptance from the mountain bike community for many reasons, but as tire and rim interfaces improved, sealants became more available and better at sealing punctures, tubeless tire systems have now become the norm...
  12. Misc Components
    Snēk Cycling Launches the Lifeboat Tire Lever After a super successful Kickstarter campaign, Jonny and the team over at Snēk are officially launching the Lifeboat lever. The lever is part metalcore tire lever, valve core remover, bottle opener and 100% made in the USA the Lifeboat lever is...
  13. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Yanick the Mechanic shares his pointers for the best way to set-up tubeless tires. Riding with tubeless tires at a race like the upcoming Cape Epic is what 99% of all racers are doing - and for good reason. And like the rest of us, tires and tire set-up are one of the most important topics for...
  14. Wheels and Tires
    What is it Finish Line went all-in on its new tubeless tire sealant, promising an everlasting formula that won't clog valves and will last the lifetime of the tire. Comprised of Kevlar strands with zero ammonia, Finish Lines sealant claimed to patch the tire carcass, stopping leaks through...
  15. Misc Components
    Swiss company milKit came on the scene a few years ago with their innovative approach to tubeless tire valve systems. Now they are back with their new milKit Booster. The Booster is a new spin on the tubeless tire canister idea that also doubles as a water bottle when not needed to inflate...
  16. Misc Components
    Finish Line is a proud supporter of QBP Women's Bike Mechanic Scholarship. With groundbreaking Fiberlink Technology, Finish Line is confident that its new sealant will never dry out and won't clog up your valve cores. Will this new sealant last the life time of a tire? If so, this could be a...
  17. Wheels and Tires
    Tubeless is one of the greatest revolutions in mountain biking, but few bikes off the showroom floor are shipped with it. That's why it's important to know how to convert your tires correctly while avoiding the many possible pitfalls. Many years ago, ill-fitting wheels and tires were...
  18. General Discussion
    Stan's NoTubes has announced the addition of a fifth patent for their tubeless rim design. Building on Stan's original Bead Socket Technology (BST) design first patented in 2004, U.S. Patent 9,649,878 provides additional details about the interior rim shape and sidewall height of Stan's tubeless...
  19. Wheels and Tires
    One of the greatest advances in the last few years is the migration of mountain bikes toward tubeless tires. Are there any proven advantages to this setup over the traditional inner tube systems? Reasons to go tubeless: 1. Tubeless is lighter. 200 grams per bike lighter equates to 600 gram...
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