The advantages of tubeless tyres. A one minute guide.

Tubeless tyres have become increasingly popular in the cycling world, and for good reason. They offer a number of advantages over traditional tyres and tube combinations, making them the preferred choice for many gravel and road bike riders. In this guide, we'll explore the benefits of tubeless tyres, including the use of sealant for puncture prevention, and why they're worth considering for your next bike setup.

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One of the primary advantages of tubeless tyres is improved puncture resistance. With a traditional tyre and tube combination, even a small puncture can result in a an immediate flat tyre. However, to further improve puncture resistance, tubeless tyres employ a tight seal between the tyre and rim, plus a liquid sealant, which blocks small holes as they occur and preventing air from escaping, reducing the risk of getting a complete flat. 

In the event that a larger puncture occurs, tubeless tyre systems can also use rubber plugs to help seal the hole. These small, easy-to-install plugs can be carried on the bike, or in a pocket, and inserted quickly and easily to help close holes that don't want to seal on their own. This provides a fast and effective solution to larger punctures, keeping you riding with minimal interruption.

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In terms of performance, we have found that tubeless tyres also offer improved ride comfort at lower pressures compared to traditional tyres, where the tube can get pinched on impact. Riding at reduced pressures provides a smoother ride, as the lack of a tube allows for more flexibility and absorption of bumps without running the risk of a 'pinch flat'.

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Road tyres ranging from 700x28 to 700x32 can still run effectively at 70psi, and even lower for gravel tyres, typically starting from 40psi for an average tyre size of 700x40. This results in a more planted ride, without losing too much top end speed, especially over rougher terrain. They are also often lighter than traditional tyres and tube combinations.

Additionally, tubeless systems also offer a more sustainable option for cyclists. The reduced use of inner tubes results in a reduction in waste, as inner tubes are a common source of single-use products. Additionally, the improved efficiency and puncture resistance of the tyres can also result in a reduction in the frequency of tyre replacements and the environmental impact of cycling. 

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To conclude, tubeless tyres have been growing in popularity among riders of all levels. Pearson offers a range of bikes with tubeless compatible wheels, and have more recently adopted Pirelli, a well-known manufacturer of high-quality tubeless tyres for both road and gravel bikes. Their tyres offer long lasting performance, ensuring a seamless integration of this technology into your cycling setup.

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