After four months of waiting, last Thursday was new bike day for me.
The bike is an Enigma Etape (Enigma Etape – Enigma Bikes) which has come with Hunt 4 Season All Road wheels and 32mm Continental GP5000 tubeless tires.
So far I’ve done less than 200KM on it but am very pleased with the bike overall which I think will be everything I was hoping for in an endurance road bike. Hopefully there will be time for some longer rides this weekend and I can get a proper feel for it.
My only concern with the bike is a nagging doubt that the tubless setup will turn out to be an act of folly - reading various comments has led me to start questioning if it’s just a matter of time before I have some terrible stuck at the roadside experience and end up switching back to tubes. At the moment I’m running the tires at around 65psi with no issues and plan to try lower pressures over the next couple of weeks - the SRAM pressure calculator is suggesting 61 rear and 57 front
Really interested to know peoples experience of running road tubeless. Is it just an inevitable disaster waiting to happen? Or, being more positive, as long as I keep an eye on the tyre condition and stay on top of topping up the sealant does the system actually work, especially with 32mm (i.e. wide) tyres, and I’m worrying about nothing?
Also any thoughts good or otherwise on brand of sealant are most welcome. I’m drawn to giving this stuff a try which seems well reviewed for road use:
Thanks for all thoughts and advice!