WHAT IS IT? The Nuetech Tubliss tire system was
already a winner in our book, but Nuetech now offers an
updated Gen 2.0 version that focuses on fixing any
WHAT’S IT COST? $95.95 (with inner liner and install
CONTACT? (714) 998-1021 or
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that
stand out with Nuetech’s Gen 2.0 Tubliss tire system.
(1) Update. Nuetech does a very good job of
providing step-by-step installation instructions, and there
is also an in-depth instructional video on its website;
however, Nuetech learned the hard way that motocross
racers don’t like to follow directions. Some customers
were damaging the rubber with tire irons. For 2014,
Nuetech beefed up the rubber density to reduce damage.
We recommend you read the directions.
( 2) Concept. Nuetech turns any tire into a tubeless
tire by sealing the gap between the two tire beads with
a special rubber inner liner, which is a fancy way of
saying bicycle tire. The one-off bicycle tire turns the
bigger motocross tire into an airtight chamber.
( 3) Pluses. This is a great idea for three reasons. First,
without a tube inside the tire, the Nuetech-equipped
wheel is one pound lighter than a stock wheel (with
a heavy-duty racing tube). Second, even if you get a
sidewall tear, you can ride the Nuetech Tubliss tire
flat. Third, without the weight and friction of the tube
rubbing against the tire carcass, tire temperatures are
greatly reduced, which means that tire pressure doesn’t
increase as much during the course of a moto.
( 4) Minuses. There were no downsides on the track,
but the installation process is a bit intensive. You have
to bore out some rim-lock holes, and it took us about 30
minutes to mount the tire the first time.
( 5) Tire pressure. With the bead of the tire sealed,
it allowed us to run super-low air pressure without
pinch flatting. We tried all the way down to 2 psi.
Most softer terrain favored 6 to 8 psi. The downside
was that on hardpack the rear end wallowed. On
hardpack tracks, we ran 11-1/2 psi. Pros will want to run
more tire pressure than Novices or Vets, but you should
experiment. Don’t be afraid to drop the pressure to
5 psi without concern.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? Mounting a Tubliss tire the
first time is tough, but the more you do it, the easier
it gets. Over a three-month period we ran three sets of
Tubliss tires and never had a problem.
Factory teams spend mega-dollars trying to
whittle unsprung weight off a works bike.
The Tubliss system does it for $100. This
is a very good idea.
NUETECH GEN 2.0 TUBLISS TIRE SYSTEM
MXA TEAM TESTED