Road Cycling

How to fit tubeless tyres to a road bike

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Tubeless tyre technology has become almost de rigueur for mountain bikers but the technology has become increasingly popular with road cyclists. Jon Hayes, mechanic at independent bike shop, Ride, shows how to fit a tubeless tyre using the Stan's system, which relies upon an adhesive tape to form an air tlght seal between the spoke holes in the rim and the tyre. Having applied the tape, Jon introduces sealant into the void between tyre and rim, carefully fitting the tyre to avoid damaging the bead. He inflates the tyre rapidly, causing the bead to 'pop' against the rim and complete the seal. Tubeless tyres can be run at lower pressures than a conventional tyre without fear of 'pinch' flats. The lower pressure places more rubber on the road, increasing grip. Find out how simple it is to fit a tubeless tyre by watching this video. Read more at

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