For real sense of UST wheels are also sealed from the wheel spokes. There are no spoke holes on the spoke bed. But it's more difficult to install and to seat on the rim properly. If spokes broke, it will be a headache to change the spokes.
A conventional wheels are not so sealed and there are spoke holes on the spoke bed as the tube wheels. Use of rim tape is to protect air leakage through the spoke bed. A wheel running with an inner tube does not need an air tight seal and generally uses a light weight tape simply to protect the inner tube from the spoke bed. Tubeless tires offer superior fewer flats and a smoother ride.
The good news is that our mountain bike rims/wheels tubeless ready and they are with good performance.
Wider rims are with wider tire width range. A wider tyre will provide a greater contact patch. The greater the contact patch the greater the grip or control. If you are heavy or like to ride aggressively, you need stronger and more durable bike wheels. Otherwise, you will suffer easily many more wheels failures and even more injury.
Here are some great reasons why consider Tubeless tyres:
- lighter weight (no tube)
- less rolling resistance (again, because of no tube)
- can run regular tires on tubeless compatible wheels
-Easy access to spokes for maintenance(spoke holes on spoke bed)
-can carry a spare tube to put inside the tire in case of minor punctures
- a little more comfortable (though that's debatable)
- run with less air pressure which also provides much better grip.
maging riding your nice bike in the forest, unfortunately, the bike wheels hit the rock or crash accidentally. The worse news is the rim braking and tyre air leakage There are no one here, but you. Then you have to carry the bike out of forest by yourself. You might walk 1 hour, 2 hours or more. It's the worse experience for every riders. If you want a good wheel to ride, please take tubeless wheels into consideration. The tubeless tyre will fix automatically if the tire only suffer slightly air leakage. It also can hold on for quite long time to help you finish the riding even with tubeless tire puncture. Tubeless wheels save yourself a lot of trouble.
Don't be afraid. Instead, follow these tips for trouble-free tubeless tires. There are only simple tips as below. You'll find many video and sites telling you to install the tubeless tyre. There is a little tip which is to use the soap water (only the bubbles, not the water) from dishes-grade soap. Then let it dry. It makes the rubber extremely sticky. This helps a lot.
1. Use a tire sealant, tubeless or tubeless-ready tires, rim tapes for bike wheels which are with spoke holes on the spoke bed.
2. Use soapy water on the tire beads for easy seating.
3. Levers can damage the sealing edge of the tire.
4. Standard practice when you flat a tubeless on the trail is to remove the valve stem, insert a tube, and repair the tire later.
5. Always finger-tighten the valve stem.