WHAT TIRES CAN I USE?
Giant WheelSystems are built to be used as a system and Giant and CADEX tires are always the best choice.
However, should you prefer to run a non-Giant or CADEX tire, here are the tires with an indicated maximum pressure above 72.5psi (5 bar) that have passed the Giant test protocol for use with Giant hookless rims:
WHAT TIRES SHOULD I NOT USE?
The following tires have failed the Giant test protocol and currently do not function properly with Giant hookless WheelSystems:
VITTORIA RUBINO PRO TLR 25C
VITTORIA CORSA TLR 25C
CONTINENTAL GP5000 TL 25C
PIRELLI CINTURATO 24C 26C
For tires that have failed the Giant test protocol, we are working with the tire brands so updates can be made to make them ready for our hookless rims as soon as possible.
Please be aware that if you choose to use a tire with an indicated maximum pressure above 72.5psi (5 bar) that is not on the list of tires that have passed the Giant test protocol, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK, as the tire may not function properly with the Giant hookless WheelSystem.
If the maximum pressure indicated on the sidewall of the tire is below 72.5psi (5 bar) and the tire is hookless rim compatible as per the tire manufacturer’s recommendation, the tire can be used with Giant hookless WheelSystems and does not have to appear on the “WHAT TIRES CAN I USE?” chart.
Although Giant tires are designed for best use with a Giant hookless rim, it is possible to use a Giant tire on a hooked bead rim.
If necessary, you may use an inner tube on a Giant hookless rim, so long as the tire you are using has passed the Giant test protocol. However, please note that Giant hookless rims are designed to perform best when set up as tubeless and used without an inner tube.
Please review the test protocol for a detailed explanation of the testing for tires on Giant hookless rims, as well as for more information on the test results of the individual tires themselves.
What Pressure Should I Run?
Appropriately inflated tires conform better to imperfections in the road, absorbing impacts and allowing you to ride more efficiently and safely with more comfort and control.
As mountain bikers have known for a long time, tires that are inflated to a higher pressure than necessary for the terrain transmit more impacts and sacrifice speed as well as energy as the rider fights to keep the bike on track and to stop it from deflecting off obstacles, however small, in its path.