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Continental GP5000 700 x 25mm Road Bike Tyre £29.99 at Merlin Cycles
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Continental GP5000 700 x 25mm Road Bike Tyre £29.99 at Merlin Cycles

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Posted 25th Nov 2019

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Cheapest they've ever been in probably the most popular size - other sizes are still £40+ and most places still sellthese for around £35.
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If only the tubeless would come down to this price
What sort of milage do you get out of these
CardboardCutout25/11/2019 21:12

Have a look here: …Have a look here: https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/road-bike-reviews/continental-grand-prix-5000-2018


Cool site that, haven't come across it before. Spent far too long reading about arbitrary tyres.
This may be a stupid question, but...
Would buying these tyres and filling the inner tubes (with removable cores) with tubeless sealant work as effectively as a "proper" tubeless setup?
Derek_Fortescue_Shatwell25/11/2019 22:31

This may be a stupid question, but...Would buying these tyres and filling …This may be a stupid question, but...Would buying these tyres and filling the inner tubes (with removable cores) with tubeless sealant work as effectively as a "proper" tubeless setup?


Not a stupid question and better than nothing. Less heavy and likely to block your valve than Slime
Derek_Fortescue_Shatwell25/11/2019 22:31

This may be a stupid question, but...Would buying these tyres and filling …This may be a stupid question, but...Would buying these tyres and filling the inner tubes (with removable cores) with tubeless sealant work as effectively as a "proper" tubeless setup?


Not a stupid idea. We can't all afford £300 ishfor a set of tubeless ready wheels.
Use muc off sealant. Top stuff.
Only issue is you would require new tubes every 6mths as the sealant dries out
BORIS39725/11/2019 23:22

Not a stupid question and better than nothing. Less heavy and likely to …Not a stupid question and better than nothing. Less heavy and likely to block your valve than Slime



kyegoon22126/11/2019 00:29

Not a stupid idea. We can't all afford £300 ishfor a set of tubeless ready …Not a stupid idea. We can't all afford £300 ishfor a set of tubeless ready wheels.Use muc off sealant. Top stuff.Only issue is you would require new tubes every 6mths as the sealant dries out



Thank you for the replies
Can you tell me if you think this air compressor will be "powerful" enough to blow up a 700c 28mm tubeless tyre for the first time?

Scheppach Air Force 2 1100W 1.5hp 180L/Min Oil Free Portable Air Compressor 240V
• Power input: 1100 watts
• 180L/min air intake capacity
• 8 bar maximum pressure
(Specs taken from the Tool Station site. But the links below all give different specs).

Links if needed:
scheppach.com/pro…495
toolstation.com/sch…245
screwfix.com/p/s…3hk


Edit:
Added screen grab.
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Edited by: "Derek_Fortescue_Shatwell" 26th Nov 2019
Derek_Fortescue_Shatwell26/11/2019 11:32

Thank you for the replies Can you tell me if you think this air …Thank you for the replies Can you tell me if you think this air compressor will be "powerful" enough to blow up a 700c 28mm tubeless tyre for the first time?Scheppach Air Force 2 1100W 1.5hp 180L/Min Oil Free Portable Air Compressor 240V• Power input: 1100 watts • 180L/min air intake capacity • 8 bar maximum pressure(Specs taken from the Tool Station site. But the links below all give different specs).Links if needed:https://www.scheppach.com/product-details/Kompressor-Air-Force2-scheppach---220-240V-50Hz-1100W-5906126901.aspx?WPParams=43CCD7D4B5DDE6B7C2E0B1CDE1C8B6B79495https://www.toolstation.com/scheppach-air-force-2-1100w-15hp-180lmin-oil-free-portable-air-compressor/p51245https://www.screwfix.com/p/scheppach-air-force-2-electric-portable-air-compressor-230v/613hkEdit:Added screen grab.[Image]


Haven't tried all compressors but generally any compressor should be good enough
Derek_Fortescue_Shatwell26/11/2019 11:32

Thank you for the replies Can you tell me if you think this air …Thank you for the replies Can you tell me if you think this air compressor will be "powerful" enough to blow up a 700c 28mm tubeless tyre for the first time?Scheppach Air Force 2 1100W 1.5hp 180L/Min Oil Free Portable Air Compressor 240V• Power input: 1100 watts • 180L/min air intake capacity • 8 bar maximum pressure(Specs taken from the Tool Station site. But the links below all give different specs).Links if needed:https://www.scheppach.com/product-details/Kompressor-Air-Force2-scheppach---220-240V-50Hz-1100W-5906126901.aspx?WPParams=43CCD7D4B5DDE6B7C2E0B1CDE1C8B6B79495https://www.toolstation.com/scheppach-air-force-2-1100w-15hp-180lmin-oil-free-portable-air-compressor/p51245https://www.screwfix.com/p/scheppach-air-force-2-electric-portable-air-compressor-230v/613hkEdit:Added screen grab.[Image]


You don't need one of them. A track pump will do it easily.
8 bar (120PSI?) may not be enough although I have never tried. I have a Lifeline air shot pump with a chamber that you can charge to 18 bar (240PSI) that I use to seat tubeless tyres. Very good value at £40 at the moment at wiggle: wiggle.co.uk/lif…-1/
BORIS39726/11/2019 11:36

Haven't tried all compressors but generally any compressor should be good …Haven't tried all compressors but generally any compressor should be good enough


OK, thank you.
kyegoon22126/11/2019 11:40

You don't need one of them. A track pump will do it easily.


I've tried a Topeak track pump, but I might as well use a 10m straw.
I've also tried a garage forecourt inflater. That was useless too.
Kofsw426/11/2019 11:42

8 bar (120PSI?) may not be enough although I have never tried. I have a …8 bar (120PSI?) may not be enough although I have never tried. I have a Lifeline air shot pump with a chamber that you can charge to 18 bar (240PSI) that I use to seat tubeless tyres. Very good value at £40 at the moment at wiggle: https://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-airblast-tubeless-tyre-track-pump-1/


Thank you, I'll look into that pump.
kyegoon22126/11/2019 11:40

You don't need one of them. A track pump will do it easily.


You might be lucky with a few tyre and rim combos but generally a compressor is needed as some tyres are a real bugger to seat (have vast experience of this)
BORIS39726/11/2019 13:43

You might be lucky with a few tyre and rim combos but generally a …You might be lucky with a few tyre and rim combos but generally a compressor is needed as some tyres are a real bugger to seat (have vast experience of this)



I contacted the bike manufacture to ask if the tyres were tubeless ready.
I got two replies with one minute of each other, from different reps.
One said, they're tubeless ready and the other said they weren't.

Anyway it turns out, they aren't tubeless ready tyres. So no wonder I couldn't blow them up without inner tubes
Can you please recommend some 700c 28mm tyres?
The GP 5000 seems popular, but seems to wear out and puncture easily.
I don't race, I just need something for leisure riding that is fairly hard wearing.

Thank you.
I haven't tried them personally and they're quite expensive (£39ish each) but the Pirelli Cinturato Velo tyres look like a good bet for durable tubeless tyres. Good review of them here: bicyclerollingresistance.com/roa…018
Kofsw426/11/2019 15:55

I haven't tried them personally and they're quite expensive (£39ish each) …I haven't tried them personally and they're quite expensive (£39ish each) but the Pirelli Cinturato Velo tyres look like a good bet for durable tubeless tyres. Good review of them here: https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/road-bike-reviews/pirelli-cinturato-velo-2018


Plus one from me as schwalbe don't do a One TL ready in a 28mm yet. Even tho they're made in france by Hutchinson they have a better protective layer than the pzero range that aren't great (paper thin) . Dont know how durable the Cinturato are tho. Hutchinsons own model Fusion are a bit flaky.
Kofsw426/11/2019 15:55

I haven't tried them personally and they're quite expensive (£39ish each) …I haven't tried them personally and they're quite expensive (£39ish each) but the Pirelli Cinturato Velo tyres look like a good bet for durable tubeless tyres. Good review of them here: https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/road-bike-reviews/pirelli-cinturato-velo-2018



Thank you for the suggestion... ordered
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