Wold Ranger wrote:
The way I see it? it's like this, tubeless have been around for a long time now in various guises and yet less than 5 percent of MTB'rs use them I wonder why? Because tubes are much less of a faff and lighter, enough said. My tubes only weigh 100g, rimtapes 15g ,you need at least 100g of slime for an effective seal. not great sloshing around in your tyres.
I use latex tubes and don't get thorn punctures. If you want total puncture proof, use Kevlar banded tyres like Armadillos.
Mate, I've tried slime tubes and equivalent, downhill tubes and any other tube you might want to mention, kevlar strips, nylon strips, I even glued the two together to no avail! And
I've tried the Armadillo tyres. Let me tell you that they are thorn resistant
but not impervious, yes I got thorn punctures using them. The other thing is that they are sh1te in the gloop. I wouldn't buy them again unless they improved greatly. They weren't cheap either as I remember.