Tubeless Technology

Tubeless tires have a number of advantages over the conventional combination of tube and tire: Without risking snakebites, the tire can be run with lower pressures providing better grip. The lower pressure also results in a more comfortable ride. Eliminating the tube means there is no friction between tube and tire and therefore less rolling resistance when the tire rolls over the ground and obstacles. If tubeless milk is used, the tire can self seal stings and small cuts. A big advantage for all those who like to ride for long and far away from the next bikeshop.

Tubeless ready DT Swiss rims have further advantages over conventional rims. The design of their cross section allows for the tire to easily pop in place when inflated, and more often than not a standard floor pump is all that‘s needed. Also the elaborate profile of DT Swiss rims ensures a precise and safe fit of the tire even when ridden hard.

Rim profile design

In order to guarantee a perfect fit and to make the installation of the tire as easy as possible, the profiles of DT Swiss rims are designed with the tubeless use in mind. It is always possible though to run a conventional tire /tube combination.

The DT Swiss tubeless ready kit seals the tubeless ready rim, allowing for it to be ridden tubeless. The highly resistant adhesive tape works as a rim tape and airseal. The DT Swiss tubeless valve perfectly matches DT Swiss rims, to ensure a perfect seal for long, hassle free rides.

DT Swiss strongly recommends the use of a high performance tire sealant, even when using tubeless specific tires. When using tubeless ready tires, the use of sealant is mandatory (the sealant seals the tire, which is not airtight in the first place). A tubeless setup only comes to its full potential with a sealant! Regarding the use of sealant, it is important to use a sealant which is compatible with the rim, rim tape and the tire. It must not be corrosive or aggressive in any other way. If in doubt, contact the sealant manufacturer in order not to void your DT Swiss warranty.

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Tubeless Conversion

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