Could this really be happening? I’ve had an on again off again relationship with tubeless for as long as I can remember, yet here I am, writing a blog titled “Good Bye Tubes.” Somehow I’ve managed to forget all the late nights (usually before a big race) I’ve spent in my garage cursing Stan and the whole tubeless movement as I’m covered in goo and installing a tube in my miserable attempt at going tubeless. Sure you could do it the “right” way and buy a UST rim and tire, but what fun would that be. After all, Stan’s little video made the conversion look so easy. My latest efforts however have been much cleaner with much less cursing. I attribute this lack of cursing to the “tubeless ready” tires and rims. They seat way easier with a UST-like tire to rim connection without the weight penalty of a true UST set up. I’m currently running a 2.25 Bontrager 29-3 TLR at 20-25 psi with two cups of Stan’s on a Bontrager tubeless ready rim with great results on my Gary Fisher Rig.