Actually, I'm not convinced tubeless is the end all be all.I already know the real answer to my question is to go tubeless, but i'm not there yet.
Meanwhile, can anybody recommend a good website to get tubes on the cheap? My local shop is killin' me and I'm hoping to get more of a wholesale price.
Going with tubes and slime might be the way to go for you. Even if you can't get removable cores, you can still inject slime into the tube. My suggestion is to use a compressor to inflate your tire and that will blow most of the Slime out of your valve core and prevent sticking problems with the valve.. i checked out pricepoint and yea tubes are cheaper there so that's prob the answer to my solution along w/ some slime until i upgrade my tires.
Doesn't the slime make the wheels heavier?
do you use it on 26" wheel since they're not offered in 27.5 and up to fit 29er....I get Maxxis Flyweights tubes for $14 or so from treefort bikes. It's an easy and cheap way to shed over a quarter pound of rotating weight.