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VIDEO. nomOusse System Explained. Better than Tubliss?

NomOusse System composed of a small tire and its tube, which are fitted on the rim, inside the off-road tire.

NomOusse fulfills three functions:

1-Sealing: The outside of the nomOusse, inflated at 4 to 6 bar, seals against the inside of the off-road tire, generating an air chamber for the off-road. This chamber is watertight to the rim and can be inflated to the pressure that the user requires.

2-Locks: The inner nomOusse tire, inflated between 4 to 6 bar, produces a force of 1500 kg against the inside of the off-road tire and locks it to the rim, avoiding any displacement.

3 –Protection: NomOusse, in addition, exceeds by 3 cm the rim diameter. It is the only tubeless system on the market that provides an efficient rim protection against impacts and acts as emergency rolling support, even in flat conditions.

What is Tubeless for enduro?
Literally without a tube, tire without inner bladder.

In the past, all wheels were made of spokes and all tires had a tube. Later arrived the solid sheet metal rims and the tubeless tires.

These have a smooth edge that seals against the rim, with the help of mounting paste. Its use has been adopted for its simplified assembly and being safer. On off-road motorcycles, the use of tubeless tires collides with two drawbacks:

1-The impacts against stones and the sport usage require the use of light and very resistant wheels. This is only provided by spoke rims.

2-Tire locking. To ensure grip, one needs tire pressures between 0.8 and 0.3 that do not ensure the tire is locked to the rim.

Both issues 1) and 2) enforce the use of tubes and rim locks as the usual option.

SAFER
Being tubeless, there is no chance for pinching the inner tube. This allows to ride with less pressure in the tire. Less pressure means more contact surface and less wear. A flat tire is easily repaired with a tubeless repair kit. The rim lock has been removed, being this the weakest point of other systems. In 2,000 miles, the wheel spins around 1 million times and the chances of hitting the rim lock and breaking it are higher.

THE LIGHTEST
0.55 lbs. weight reduction compared to a reinforced tube + rim lock, 0.31 lbs. if the tube is standard. Compared to Mousse + rim lock, weight reduction is around 1.9 lbs. in 18” wheels. Moreover, being this load reduction at end of the swingarm, it results in a considerable improvement of the suspension performance.

MORE FLEXIBLE
Tire surface can easily bend to better adapt to the terrain. Maximum adaptation. The “touch” improves over the use of an inner tube, even higher when compared to Mousses.

SAFER
Being tubeless, there is no chance for pinching the inner tube. This allows to ride with less pressure in the tire. Less pressure means more contact surface and less wear. A flat tire is easily repaired with a tubeless repair kit. The rim lock has been removed, being this the weakest point of other systems. In 2,000 miles, the wheel spins around 1 million times and the chances of hitting the rim lock and breaking it are higher.

THE LIGHTEST
0.55 lbs. weight reduction compared to a reinforced tube + rim lock, 0.31 lbs. if the tube is standard. Compared to Mousse + rim lock, weight reduction is around 1.9 lbs. in 18” wheels. Moreover, being this load reduction at end of the swingarm, it results in a considerable improvement of the suspension performance.

MORE FLEXIBLE
Tire surface can easily bend to better adapt to the terrain. Maximum adaptation. The “touch” improves over the use of an inner tube, even higher when compared to Mousses.

NO NEED TO DRILL THE RIM
Rim lock hole is used for the second valve. In addition, rim is kept clean and mud-free inside, thanks to the perfect sealing against the tire.

ECO-FRIENDLY
Wheel grips more and scratches less. nomOusse Reduces the amount of rubber, and it is Reusable and Recyclable -the three R’s of ecology-.

RIM PROTECTION
nomOusse firmly fastens the tire preventing it from displacing inside the rim, and thus preventing rim abrasion produced by dust or mud (with the typical color of aluminium powder). In addition, nomOusse protrudes 1,2 in – 3 cm- over the rim edges all around, thanks to the absence of a rim lock, absorbing shocks against steps or sharp edges, protecting the rim and the inflation valve from being hit. Spokes nuts are kept fastened longer.