Got my first set of tubeless wheels a couple of months ago, American Classic Race 29ers which come taped and with valves. I initially fitted without problem a pair of tubeless ready Rocket Rons having followed the advice on here about using a tube to get the bead seated first. Managed to get them up and on just with a track pump and plenty of Fairy Liquid.
Fast forward a few weeks of happy use without incident, I got myself a set of Maxxis Beavers for the wet months. I followed the same system as before (tube first, remove, Fairy Liquid) but just couldn't get them to inflate. I eventually got the rear on after leaving the tube in overnight at a very high pressure, about 65psi. The front I just cant get on.
I raced yesterday, tubeless rear, tube in the front one. After about 1km, the tubeless tyre went down, I could see the remaining Fairy Liquid bubbling out through the nipples. I popped a tube in and got on my way but leaves me asking
- Given that air is now escaping through the rim, do I need to replace the rim strip? Is this unusual?
- Am I going to have to use a compressor to get the other tyre on? Is this something that a bike shop can do for me?
The Beavers are excellent tyres btw.....yesterday was hideous.