Do Audax riders use tubeless

I was pondering this so thought I would ask. Not asking which is best as it’s been asked a thousand times but do you use them or see a benefit to them on Audax or long distance rides ?
 

DCLane

Found in the Yorkshire hills ...
No. Too much risk and I've not got tubeless wheels. Decent tyres are much better for me.
 

Solocle

Senior Member
Location
Dorset / Oxford
Nope, it's easy to carry spare inner tubes, and everyone has them. A tubeless sealant failure wouldn't be so easy.

In 800 km of audaxes, no punctures. But my crankset did eat the chain at kilometre 10 of last year's Moonraker's and Sunseekers... a helpful passer by in Bath helped me fix that, but the damn thing was skipping a bit for the next 310 kms!
 
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Tripster

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I have a new bike coming and plan on much longer rides. It’s fitted with Schwalbe pro ones and I specced tubeless. To be honest I cannot think of why I did or if it’s a benefit. I happily change tyres and tubes an don’t suffer any punctures really. Interesting to read Audaxes comments regarding them.
Thanks so far to all
 
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Tripster

Guest
Steve Abraham does.
70,000+ miles in a year.....did he have any punctures though ??
 
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