I'm a mechanic - here's how I keep tubeless setups safe

Tubeless setups, including hookless, can be safe if you know the pitfalls and take the right precautions

Tubeless tyres
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Tubeless set-ups have become increasingly common among road cyclists in recent years, with significant strides made in both wheel and tyre technology in the last half-decade. 

However, debate over the safety of this option continues, particularly when the tubeless system in question runs on a hookless rim.

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Joe Baker
Tech Writer

Joe is Cycling Weekly's tech writer. He's always had a love for bikes, since first riding a two wheeled steed before the age of four. Years down the line, Joe began racing at 16, and enjoyed great experiences internationally, racing in Italy, Spain and Belgium to name a few locations. Always interested in tech, Joe even piloted his Frankenstein hill climb bike to a Junior National Title in 2018.  After taking a step back from elite level racing in April 2022, Joe joined our team as a freelancer, before becoming Tech Writer in May 2023.