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    Default Re: 700x28 Road Tubeless, Summer 2019 edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Powerfibers View Post
    I agree that the Pro Ones roll a tad better, but they puncture a lot more IMHO. I have been nearly puncture free on the Sector 28s. What are you running for pressure on the 28s? I am running anywhere from 65-85 and still cannot focus enough to gather data on which is faster. I like the feel at 65 a lot better though. I weigh about 174 lbs.
    For paved road, I run 60-70 psi. For dirt road, 50-55 psi. I weigh 160-165 lbs.
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    Default Re: 700x28 Road Tubeless, Summer 2019 edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Will Neide View Post
    Oddly, I consider the grip of a 28c Pro One excellent.
    Same.
     

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    Default Re: 700x28 Road Tubeless, Summer 2019 edition

    I've been reasonably happy with the Pro Ones but they are the only tires I've ever tried tubeless and wanted to venture out. They mounted OK on my Reynolds Aero 46 wheels although for some reason when I was forced to throw a tube in them with a flat this winter (maybe I should have had a dynaplug to avoid that...) they would not re-seat completely, leaving a low spot, even after I got back home and tried again. and again. In that regard it will be nice if the industry can settle in on a standard like the Mavic UST so there's no need for a "tubeless combos that work" thread.....
     

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    Default Re: 700x28 Road Tubeless, Summer 2019 edition

    I have a wheel set with 28 Pro Ones and another with 25 Pro Ones. Been very happy with them for paved riding and even took the 28 Pro Ones out on some chunky gravel recently and they performed flawlessly.
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    Default Re: 700x28 Road Tubeless, Summer 2019 edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Will Neide View Post
    Oddly, I consider the grip of a 28c Pro One excellent.

    I've never tried a 5000 (tubed or tubeless) but I may give them a shot next time I buy tires just out of curiosity.
    I had a front wheel slip in the wet. Always been fine in the dry but it spooked me, and I've talked to several people locally with the same opinion. However, that's not scientific, it's a little bit akin to refusing to use a tyre brand because you had two flats in one ride.

    Regardless, the GP5000 is faster than anything on the market except the Corsa Speed which is a TT specific tyre and only available in 25c. It's also significantly weightier than the Schwalbe (340 vs 290g or thereabouts) which makes it a slightly better compromise for a fit and forget performance tyre capable of being used on a variety of surfaces.

    At the recent Scott product launch they seemed to be running an as yet unannounced 28mm performance tyre from Schwalbe with a red logo, so watch this space I suppose.
     

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    Default Re: 700x28 Road Tubeless, Summer 2019 edition

    The clincher version of the Panaracer EVO3 seem well liked on this forum. Any input on the Panaracer EVO3 or EVO4 tubeless tire? With the advent of the EVO4, the pricing for the EVO3 model has dropped significantly.
     

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    I mounted the GP 5000 TLs on my Aeolus 3 Pro wheels, and they roll like a dream. I'm looking down today on a recovery ride, and I was doing 100 watts on the flat and having no problem maintaining 17-18 mph. Yesterday, I was riding hard in torrential rain and these tires really seemed to have great grip and are inspiringly fast feeling.
    I got the 28s, and I am running them at about 80/70 rear/front. They were a nightmare to mount, but they sealed up tight with no latex after inflated with the track pump and valve core IN. I added sealant and am hoping I never need to remove one on the road and throw in a tube, might be trouble! LOL! Got the Dynaplug kit ready.

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    Default Re: 700x28 Road Tubeless, Summer 2019 edition

    was there any consensus on which dynaplug was the way to go for general duty road riding? every time I go poking around their site I get lost in the options....

    I'm very close to trying the Conti's, though as I said availability has been limited lately, and I have a line on some tubed versions for almost 40% cheaper than tubeless. tough call.
     

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    Default Re: 700x28 Road Tubeless, Summer 2019 edition

    Quote Originally Posted by one60 View Post
    The clincher version of the Panaracer EVO3 seem well liked on this forum. Any input on the Panaracer EVO3 or EVO4 tubeless tire? With the advent of the EVO4, the pricing for the EVO3 model has dropped significantly.
    I have a set mounted on some Boyd 60's. I really like them but all I can find in EVO3 is 23's. Selling out the remaining stock. Last summer I ran a rear down to the casing and never flatted. They weren't a high mileage tire by any means, but they were very durable for around 1500 miles on the rear and about twice that in front.
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    Default Re: 700x28 Road Tubeless, Summer 2019 edition

    Quote Originally Posted by giordana93 View Post
    was there any consensus on which dynaplug was the way to go for general duty road riding? every time I go poking around their site I get lost in the options....

    I'm very close to trying the Conti's, though as I said availability has been limited lately, and I have a line on some tubed versions for almost 40% cheaper than tubeless. tough call.
    I've been on road tubeless 25's for about two years, my impression was that any cut in the tire that wouldn't seal in a few revolutions probably needed a tube to get home anyway. I run mine around 80-90#, depending on the rim and bike. I carry plugs in my gravel and MTB stash bottle, lower pressures and all, likely more effective there.
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    Default Re: 700x28 Road Tubeless, Summer 2019 edition

    What Bill said. I've not had luck with plugs with tire pressure > 45/50 PSI.

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    Default Re: 700x28 Road Tubeless, Summer 2019 edition

    Iíll plug the cheapest top-end Specialized SWorks ď2BlissĒ tire, available only in a 28, and not suitable for all rims. Crazy light and crazy fast, and crazy minimal bead for a road tubeless tire. That said, thereís something about this tire that makes it not qualify as a true road tubeless tire, and Specialized issued a TSB about using it on anything hookless or wider than about 21, if I recall correctly. Iíve never had a reason to run them above about 60 psi on new Open Pros on my rim brake bike, or Giant SLR1 carbon rims on my disco bike.

    Retail is about C$80 (versus $120ish for their true road tubeless SWorks racing tire). The ride quality is unreal, but itís reflected in the minimal puncture resistance (I have never cut one, however). For the price, just buy three and keep a spare around. (And for the record, despite this plug, I am most certainly not a Specialized fanboy.)

    Edit: this is the tire.
     

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