All About Tubeless

If there's one upgrade that's the best bang for your buck, it is tubeless.  "Tubelessing" your bike is the act of removing the tubes from your tires and preparing the rims and tires to run without tubes, but with sealant to help with punctures.  It lightens the entire bike, rides better, and prevents flats from punctures.  While very tubeless has been common in mountain bikes for what seems like forever, it's just now catching on in road and cyclocross.

Tubeless can be done at home with the right parts, an air compressor, and a little time.  You just need the following items:

  • Tubeless ready wheels and tires
  • Tubeless Valves with a removable core
  • Tubeless Tape (that matches your rim width)
  • Tubeless Sealant

There's no shortage of tubeless options on the market but we carry the best two; Hold Fast and Stan's NoTubes

Hold Fast Tubeless

  • Seals punctures up to 1/4" quickly, MTB Sealant seals up to 1/2"!

  • Stays liquid 3-5 months for maximum sealing ability

  • Road and MTB specific formulas

  • Flexible tape that holds when you need it and removes when you want it to

  • 16oz bottles can be refilled at Spark for just $10 with your choice of fill!


Stan's NoTubes

  • Seals punctures up to 1/4" (6.5mm) quickly

  • Stays liquid 2-7 months for long-lasting protection

  • Premium low-viscosity formula resists freezing to work in environments as cold as -30° F (-34° C)

  • Natural materials, safe for the environment

  • Can be injected through valve stems with removable cores compatible with tubes and tubular tires