My first tubeless road tires - what spares?

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I've always ridden tube tires. Now I have my first tubeless road tires. What spares should I carry? I now carry a tube and an inflator. What do you tubeless folks carry to get you home after a puncture?
 

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I've always ridden tube tires. Now I have my first tubeless road tires. What spares should I carry? I now carry a tube and an inflator. What do you tubeless folks carry to get you home after a puncture?

You carry the bike and walk silly...... :roflmao:


Sorry, couldn’t resist, it was to good of a setup. To be fair, I don’t know and will follow just to learn the right answer.
 

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It is a great question, especially since I could not remove my tubeless tires from the rims. In my circumsatances, I ride a loop in which I am never. more than 6 miles from home. I carry my cell phone and only ride when my wife can come and get me. To be fair, I've not had a flat on the road with tubeless, but, I replaced them last season and would not ride on older ones.
 

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A spare tube, an inflator, and something to patch up a puncture (like what @Jersey Skier posted). If you have the spare tube, you can use something like a dollar bill, wrapper, etc. to cover puncture in tire so that tube can be inflated.
 

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Spare tube, CO2, and plugging device, like Dynaplug for road and Stans for mtb.

Beware: Some tubeless road tires are nearly impossible to get "off-bead", insert a tube, then remount the tire by hand. Very tight.
 

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It's also worth keeping in mind that tubeless tires tend to collect stuff that can easily rip tubes. I had a tubeless flat a while ago that I used a tube for, and ended up puncturing two tubes. I usually carry a few co2s and hope that the sealant works
 

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Yeah, always check the tire for remnants...staples, thorns whatever could still be in there..
 

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I've always ridden tube tires. Now I have my first tubeless road tires. What spares should I carry? I now carry a tube and an inflator. What do you tubeless folks carry to get you home after a puncture?
First you hope the sealant is good enough to immediately seal the puncture without too much air lost. In the event you get a puncture that is too large for the sealant to seal... like a tubed setup, you should always carry a patch kit. What good is tube if something else goes through the tire puncture and punctures the tube?
 
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