Well, tubeless is certainly being pushed by the major tire makers (even for skinny road tires), and the tubeless tires, rims, and sealant are all getting better, so maybe tubes are on their way out. Myself, I'll stick with tubes until sealant-free tubeless tires are developed.So I have a geared road bike arriving and I also have a tire inflator on the way if and when I go tubeless. I'm thinking going Gatorskins on the road bike, but I'm debating going full tubeless on my single speed gravel. I consider my ss bike more of my commuter urban ride and I only bought this upcoming geared bike to hit the long tarmac loops and to ride with one of my buddies who usually puts in 20 miles a day.
I didn't realize how annoying these spiky thorn balls would be living in my neighborhood until I started cycling more! Even if I well, try to avoid the trees, those little thorns are hard as needles and everywhere!