Clement’s MXP will be getting a tubeless ready design for the 700×33 cyclocross tire, which is the first time the brand has made a tubeless ready clincher. The X’plor MSO will join it with a tubeless ready 700×36 for gravel racers.
To make them tubeless, they added more rubber to the sidewall to make it less air permeable, and the bead was built up to hook better than a traditional bead. They’ll be a bit heavier, thanks to the extra material, but they don’t have estimated weights yet as they’re still in development. There’s not a lot more info available at the moment, but they are targeting late summer availability…just in time for ‘cross season.
Their tubulars have been tubeless for years, with a thin butyl rubber layer vulcanized to the inside. But that’s not likely to be the construction used on the clinchers. And they have to beef up the sidewalls anyway to handle the extra stresses of lower volumes and the aggressive nature of ‘cross racing.
They’re also working on a new gravel tire that’s going to be a combination of the X’Plor USH and Strada that uses the former’s center blocks and the latter’s chevroned sides.