Pizza or pasta, tubeless or tubed? Decisions, decisions. When it comes down to it, it’s all about preferences and of course the requirements. Because - and I’m not talking about food - both varieties have pros and cons.
Bicycle tyres with tubes are classic. Installing and maintaining them is simple: the tyre is mounted on one side of the rim. The tube is put in. The tyre is completely installed. Pump it up. And done! The biggest con of tyres with tubes: puncture protection is weak, especially off-road when rocks and stones are battering tyre and wheel.
Tubeless tyres allow you to ride lower tyre pressures. That means more grip, thanks to the larger contact area. Besides that, the puncture protection is increased. Small holes, e.g. from thorns, are closed up while riding because of the tyre sealant. And no tube, means no snakebites either. Also notable are the weight savings of tubeless over tubed. Most of the time, a wheel weighs less tubeless. But of course, there are ultra-lightweight tubes. However, we can forget about puncture protection then.
I would recommend trying both options out. This way you’ll find the right one for you pretty quickly. If you decide to go tubeless, the first thing you need to know is if your tyre and rim are tubeless compatible. The tyres have a manufacturer specific indication, e.g. Tubeless Ready on Schwalbe, DT Swiss and Maxxis.