ARC rims burst onto the market last year and quickly became a favorite for wheel builders and product managers. Competitive weight, excellent quality, category leading durability and color decal options all part of a wide and welded tubeless-ready rim. The ARC 24 has already been used on a number of adventure road and gravel builds, the 24mm internal rim width gives an excellent tire profile on 35 to 40c and over tires. Available in 700c and 650b, they are a must-have for any adventure build.
Going tubeless allows you to run lower tire pressures without the added weight of a tube. Lower tire pressure has many benefits, including greater traction, lower rolling resistance over rough surfaces, and decreased risk of a puncture-related flat.
Tubeless-ready rims and tires are parts of a complete system that eliminate the need for tubes by creating an airtight chamber between the rim and tire. Liquid sealant is added to the chamber to fill small punctures and maintain air pressure while you ride.
UST (Universal Standard for Tubeless) is a specific type of tubeless system that dictates the shape of the rim and tire bead. UST rims should be paired with UST-specific tires for best results.