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 Post subject: stans no tubes crest
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:23 pm 
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Hi just wondering what do i need to make these tubeless or are they tubeless out of the box?
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 Post subject: Re: stans no tubes crest
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:11 pm 
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Well, you need rim strips, valves, sealant and a tubeless compatible tyre, but yeah, tubeless out the box...


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 Post subject: Re: stans no tubes crest
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:22 pm 
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Well couldn't you just put all that on a normal rim?


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 Post subject: Re: stans no tubes crest
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:46 pm 
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durango wrote:
Well couldn't you just put all that on a normal rim?


You could yes, but it wouldn't work.


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 Post subject: Re: stans no tubes crest
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:40 am 
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You'd need there conversion kit fit a standard rim. Personally I find it a bit odd that their tubeless rims need so much extra faffage to be used tubeless. The UST set up strikes me as much easier and has been from my experience.


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 Post subject: Re: stans no tubes crest
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:10 am 
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It's great, until you do eventually succumb to a flat and realise that sealing a tyre in the rain up a trail 19 miles from civilisation isn't quite as easy as doing it on the sofa in front of Corrie, so you'll need to carry a spare tube anyway, which then kinda defeats the object.


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 Post subject: Re: stans no tubes crest
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:01 am 
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I always carried spare tubes when I ran tubes anyhow!

My Hans Dampf's on UST Easton rims were so easy to install it really surprised me; no washing up liquid needed, no compressor just a track pump ad they seated fine. I use JRA wheel milk to deal with any thorns etc. So far the set up has been pretty reliable the only issue I have had is burping the rear when running super low pressures.

For me the positives of tubeless far out weigh the negatives.


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 Post subject: Re: stans no tubes crest
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:15 am 
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Do you carry a track pump when out riding?


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 Post subject: Re: stans no tubes crest
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:40 am 
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Of course not. The wheel sealant should deal with any thorns etc and if the sidewall gets shredded, I'll whack a tube in. Same as if I ran tubes.

The upshot is lower pressures, more grip, less weight etc. Tubes are an emergency measure.


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 Post subject: Re: stans no tubes crest
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:01 am 
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Mindmap3 wrote:
You'd need there conversion kit fit a standard rim. Personally I find it a bit odd that their tubeless rims need so much extra faffage to be used tubeless. The UST set up strikes me as much easier and has been from my experience.


I also think its a faf as you shouldn't have to buy an additional £50 kit to make a"tubeless" rim tubeless.


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