Stan’s Tubeless Road Wheels

The wheelbuilder gets new wheels!  While I’ve been using tubeless offroad for a few years so I was anxious to try them on the road.  I chose No Tubes Alpha road rims and DT Swiss 240 hubs.  Built with butted spokes and alloy nipples they weigh 1405g.  Which I would say is quite respectable all thing considered.  Most importantly the rims are light (350g).  I rode them today for the first time and it will be hard to ever go back to tubes.  Yep they were that good.  Sure the rims are pricy ($120) and tire choices are limited but both those factors will change with more demand.  I got 25mm Hutchinson tires and tried the pressure at 65 front and 70 rear.  More on that later as I experiment with them.  They felt plenty stiff thanks to the 28 front/32 rear spokes.  The ride is amazingly comfortable.  Tubular-esk but with sealant instead of glue.  Call to order yours.

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