This is what i’m hoping, zero punctures, the tyres are Conti GP5000 TL in the 32mm size, they aren’t the lightest tyre but they do have a good reputation for dependability.
I presently use Conti GP4000 II 28mmm tubed which have been trouble free for past year and a half, also have a ‘tool-bottle’ permanently lodged into one bottle cage, contains a spare inner-tube, a few instant patches, tyre levers, disposable gloves, allen keys, CO2 inflator with canister.
Funny thing is, my tyres have been so puncture-free i’ve carried the CO2 for over two years and without having my first experience of using the inflator.
I also carry a mini-pump for back up.
Yes MTB’ers have been happy benefiting from tubeless tyres for ages, i suppose it’s for better traction at lower pressures, more control and reliability. But if the tests are correct the advantages will also apply to road bikes, lower pressure = more comfort, and with better traction [grip on road surface] along with lower rolling resistance, a win-win situation.
Seems almost too good to be true, perhaps i’m gullible?
But thanks for the advise about tubeless puncture fixes, i know the repair demands a different approach than tubed, so will be prepared with the new knowledge and means to get home if i do ever get a flat.
From what i’ve been told, it’s a lot less likely for a puncture to happen, and if it does it’s usually a loss of some pressure but still enough to get home with. This is good cos it’s always better to fix punctures at home rather than with cold hands on a grass verge by a busy main road.
One thing for sure, punctures are very likely to happen when not carrying a spare tube, pump, and repair kit, sods law exists for these very circumstances.