Originally Posted by secman
Think the thread title is misleading , should read "pain in the b0llix to get on and pain in the h0le to get offf" that's just from reading the reviews....
Like everything new there is a learning curve and I think you have to judge maintenance effort once the basics have been learned.
Nobody here bats an eyelid at clincher management as we have been doing it since kids (how old were you when you fixed your first puncture..). But if you consider all the tricks you learned over the years with clinchers to make puncture repair and new tube/tyre install as easy as possible there is a lot of knowledge that has been built up.
I'm early in the learning stages of tubeless but don't get the feeling that it is more complex than clinchers. Tube management is replaced by sealant management and getting the tyre to seal.
And it will only get easier as it becomes common knowledge which rims and tyres work well together (I remember been unable to get a tyre on to a clincher and having to bring it to the LBS to do it)
Some of the "tubeless experience" posts above are long but could you imagine how long a post could be if a newbie posted every little detail about how they got a tyre and tube on to a clincher.