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So, let me preface this review with this -
I generally don't like tubeless. My previous experiences with it were so negative that I couldn't justify coming back into tubeless. However, my new wheels are designed for tubeless and I felt like maybe the tech has improved.
In the olden days, I couldn't get the tires on my (Mavic) tubeless wheels. It literally took me 4 days to get them on one of my wheels! These tires, however, mounted with barely any need for my tire levers on my new wheels (Winspace 2023 version).
Also, my previous experience with tubeless left me thinking the ride quality was just 'meh' at best. (1st gen Schwalbe tubeless). Since I usually roll on Vittoria with latex tubes, I like a soft, supple, fast ride feel. These give you all of that! They are smooth and fast!
I actually like the very smooth tread - I find the traction to be excellent in all conditions. I also regularly check my tires for small pieces of glass before a ride or race (I'm convinced that most people don't and that's why they get so many flats). The smooth tread pattern makes it very easy to see debris and small cuts that can be filled in.
Inflating the tires filled with orange seal took a regular track pump - nothing special. It took a little effort, but maybe 2 minutes of vigorous pumping and they were fine.
While I'm still not 100% sold on tubeless, at least these tires are amazing for what they do!
If you've been on the fence and love smooth rolling, high TPI tires, these are a great choice!
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