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"From my understanding, the 'carbon' glue is meant to withstand high temperatures better. So it's more suitable for carbon rims as they're less of a heat-sink than aluminium. No doubt this makes a world of difference when…"
"Personally I'd base it on whether or not the FRMs are worth the extra £100 in the first place rather than them being tubeless compatible. You could convert the standard wheels to tubeless easily enough for about £50 if you wanted…"
"Completely off-topic Paddy but I've still got your jersey - it's well-travelled as it's been to every race with me this season! Give me a nudge if you see around at an N+D or I'll be at the Derby trophy round."
Personally I'd base it on whether or not the FRMs are worth the extra £100 in the first place rather than them being tubeless compatible. You could convert the standard wheels to tubeless easily enough for about £50 if you wanted to, but if the FRMs are a big step up and can do both then it might not be a bad idea. I'd bet they're quite a bit lighter, which is always nice!
In my experience tubeless isn't quite there yet, and it probably won't ever get to the stage of replacing tubulars for 'proper' racing, but it's certainly worth trying, particularly if you don't want the hassle and expense of tubs but want something better than standard tyres.