I have several sets of tires and trying to find the best set to try a tubeless setup with. The wheels will be Fulcrum 7s. The tires I have are: Kenda Kommandos, Panaracer CrossBlasters, Maxxis Raze and Ritchey Speedmax.
So, sugesstions? Experiences? Any specific no-gos?
Hey JD, Eric,
Have to disagree with Eric - we've had lots of success with non-tubeless tires. It does sometimes take a bit to fully seal the tiny holes - but usually not very long. Typically I can ride right after sealing up a tire.
Search "Going Tubeless" on our site for a list of tires that have worked. The rim matters too btw. Will you be using a Stans cyclocross rim strip? In our experience, even with most "tubeless ready" wheels, a stans strip is helpful if not essential for low pressure. The exception would be the Stans/Notubes rim or tubeless rims with the Hutchinson tires with the carbon bead (not the old ones).
Regarding your list, the Panaracer and Kenda tires should work great. Iffy on the Ritchey and a no go on the Raze. The CrossBlaster is narrow but light...and great on a wide rim.
Thanks. I had Parts 1 and 2 from back issues, and it seems part 3 was the small piece that would have answered the questions for me!
Excellent, I know what I'm doing this summer.