What are the differences?
Tubeless - No Tubes Needed
Tubeless / TL Easy / TR Tubeless Ready
"Tubeless" means that no classic tube is necessary for the tire to operate normally.
In general, there are two different types of tires:
- The classic tire – a tube is needed
- Tubeless tires – can be used with or without tubes
To differentiate between the two, you need to check the additional designation of your tire model. The exact label varies, but you will usually be confronted with "TL Easy" or "TR" (Tubeless Ready).
Occasionally, you will also find tubeless tires that cannot be ridden with a tube. Sometimes the rim needs to be specifically designed for a tubeless tire. There are several manufacturers that offer special tubeless-kits to change your normal rim to tubeless-compatible. However, manufacturers increasingly count on TL Easy and TR tires.
It is especially off-road that you will have big advantages with these: TL Easy and TR tires can be ridden with less air pressure, which increases your comfort as well as the traction – the control on loose ground. In this case, you are also better protected from breakdowns, compared to the classical system consisting of tire, tube and rim. Another plus is the lower roll resistance, since the tube does not rub against the tire and there is less rotating mass as a consequence.
Advantages of Tubeless Tires
There are several advantages in off-road use:
- Higher level of grip and comfort (Tubeless tires can be used with a lower tire pressure.)
- Lower roll resistance (The tube doesn't rub against the inside of the tire.)
- Better level of puncture protection (No "snake bites".)
- Less rotating weight
1. Mount the tire to the rim and inflate it
Mount the tire to the rim like every other normal tire. There are special assembly fluids to get the tire on the rim more easily. Mount the tire using a tire iron made of plastic. The following step is to inflate the tire.
Important: Please check the maximum pressure recommended for tire and rim!
2. Check the correct position of the tire
When the tire is inflated properly, it makes a typical sound sliding into the rim. Please check the correct position of the tire using the line on the side of the tire.
3. Deflate the tire and insert the sealing fluid
When the tire is in the correct position, deflate the tire using the valve and insert the sealing fluid through the valve.
4. Reinflate the tire and turn it
Reinflate the tire afterwards and turn it several times, so that the fluid can reach every part of the tire.
5. Reinstal your wheels and start your ride
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