This Space for Rent

“… like floating on a very speedy cloud”

Tubeless born-again Trek

It’s not visible, but the Confreries on the born-again Trek are now installed sans inner tubes. I have not had a chance to do a serious ride (for not wanting to have the tire spontaneously deflate 30 miles away from the nearest bike shop) but my initial impressions (over a couple of 1-5 mile loops) are that the good parts of the ride are doubled with no negative side-effects aside from worrying that the wheel will suddenly disassemble on me.

This is not an experiment that I’d recommend to someone who isn’t willing to spend a lot of time tinkering with their bicycle, because

But, damn, so far they seem to ride so ridiculously fast and smoothly they should be classified as an addictive drug.