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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:55 pm 
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I need some help please! I've just bought some nice wheels but there's a sticker on the Mavic rims saying they're for tubeless tyres only. Will I die if I run normal tyres on the rims with a normal tube setup? Or do I have to go tubeless?

If I have to go tubeless I'll need tubeless tyres and a valve kit, will I also need sealant?


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Normal tyres will be fine. Put in rim tape if there isnt one. Away you go!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:02 pm 
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Sweet, thanks for that. Was worried they'd slip off the rims or something when under pressure! May go tubeless in the future but cant afford the tyres at the moment. The tyres weren't have tight getting them on mind!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:20 pm 
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Yeah so i have heard, tight for a good seal i guess. Wouldnt like to find out really!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:44 am 
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What are the tyres that you've just fitted? Lots of non tubeless tyres can be successfully run tubeless anyway :wink:


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I've just put some of the newer style Conti Mountain King tyres on.

What would I need to buy to go tubeless, valve kits and sealant?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:20 am 
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EarlofBarnet wrote:
I've just put some of the newer style Conti Mountain King tyres on.

What would I need to buy to go tubeless, valve kits and sealant?


Yes, with tubeless rims that's it really - though the general consensus is that Mountain Kings have pretty thin sidewalls (prone to sidewall damage) and I can't speak from experience about running them tubeless.

However, for the price of a couple of valves and a pint of Stan's, I'd be tempted to give them a try.


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Thanks for that, great advice.


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Just bear in mind that tyres are an absolute b*tch to remove and especially fit...

Best have some strong thumbs and fairy liquid at the ready..

Oooh err :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:07 pm 
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+1 for the washing up liquid. Tried to fit some Panaracer XC Pro's to my Crossmax SLs and they were a total sod to get on then would not seat properly at all. Bit of Fairy around them and attempt number 2 they popped on nicely and seated themselves just fine once inflated.


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