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TCS - TUBELESS COMPATIBLE SYSTEM
TCS (Tubeless Compatible System) is our standardized tubeless rim/tire system designed to meet international ETRTO standards and provide the most reliable tubeless system available. Pairing WTB’s legendary casings and tread compounds with a Tubeless Folding bead delivers the increased traction and reliability of a tubeless tire at a lower weight than any tubed alternative. Our TCS system includes tires, rims, tape, sealant and valves to provide a comprehensive package of unrivaled tubeless performance and reliability.
Tubeless sealant allows for the use of a lightweight tire casing while providing superior flat protection.
TCS Tape provides an airtight seal that eliminates the need for an inner tube to hold air within the tire.
WTB’s On-Ramp bead construction provides a consistent fit between rim and tire for easy installation and inflation. On-Ramp also allows riders to easily pop the tire bead to the center of the rim valley before tire removal.
Designed around ETRTO standards, Beadlock provides the optimal tubeless rim profile and diameter to ensure superior bead fit and retention.
why was TCS developed? when?
Built upon our proven Tubeless Compatible System, TCS 2.0 introduces a more robust, easily-installed, and dependable tubeless system. A recessed channel along the center of TCS 2.0 rims allows installation of the all-new Solid Strip, which prevents tubeless tape from sagging at the spoke holes and results in a smooth, consistent interface between the tire and rim. Once the Solid Strip is installed, TCS Tape is then applied to provide the airtight seal needed for a reliable tubeless system.