Introducing WTB’s TCS Customized Integrated Wheel System
All of us at Mountain Flyer are happy to see the advent of tubeless ready tire and wheel systems—a hybrid of sealant based tubeless systems with matched tires and rims—which are intended to work together sans tubes.
Most of us have been running sealant based tubeless systems for five-plus years now, using regular tires and converted rims. Luckily we survived this. The new tubeless ready systems hitting the market are much safer, easier to set up, and reliable.
With a full line of Tubeless Compatible tires and now a specific line of wheels, WTB is on the forefront of this. Bye bye UST.
WTB's new TCS (Tubeless Compatible System) Wheel System is the newest option for light-weight tubeless tires, rims and wheels which allows riders to fully customize their set up for specific terrain and riding style. Features include WT69 metal alloy, tubeless compatible rim with light weight rim tape, bladed WTB spokes with SwellBow, alloy nipples and a stainless steel cartridge bearings with dual labyrinth seals.
WTB worked with a team of professional riders and engineers to develop the TCS Customized Integrated Wheel System. The product development team included WTB President Patrick Seidler, head of Product Development Mark Slate, and pro racers Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler. The team successfully made TCS technology compatible with all UST, ISO and ETRTO standards, tires, rims, and wheels.
The crew at Mountain Flyer will be looking forward to trying these as soon as we can get our dirty little hands on a set.-B. Riepe
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