- A question about tubeless wheels.
I’m so far out of the loop with this stuff….
My mate has bought a bike for his wife – a Trek Mynx S
He wants to immediately change the tyres as she rides to work every day through all sorts of conditions. He likes the look of Specialized ‘the captain armadillo 26 x 2.0’ which are tubeless.
He is asking me if those tyres will fit the rims – which are ‘Bontrager AT-850 32 double walled rims’
I said…of course if can find out. I’m the bike guy, right?
So I come running over to STW.
I think the main thing for Rob is that he wants a fit and forget tyre so his wife can ride in confidence. If the one he has mentioned up there doesn’t fit…any suggestions that would fit the bill?
Thanks in advancePosted 6 years ago
Should be fine, they are pretty standard rims and tubeless tyres will be fine on them just a little heavier than a standard tyre.Posted 6 years ago
Thanks, will he need an adaptor or anything?
(He doesn’t want to use tubes if that makes my question clearer…I think he has read somewhere that tubeless = less punctures)Posted 6 years ago
Ah, so he wants to use them tubeless. Not sure those rims support tubeless, a google doesn’t suggest they do.
You could use one of the many ghetto tubeless techniques but you’re adding more risk there if she did get a puncture she might not be able to re-inflate it.
edit: seems you can ghetto it but they’re not tubeless ready by default http://forums.mtbr.com/wheels-tires/anyone-gone-tubeless-bontrager-850-disc-rims-789135.htmlPosted 6 years ago
This thread on MBR suggests it’s possible…..
Beaten to it by a stealthy edit!Posted 6 years ago
Cheers fellas. I think it’s probably easier to get some slime and some thick tyres eh?Posted 6 years ago
tubes are a lot easier to fix if she gets punctures – if she gets many. tubeless with none 100% UST stuff almost guarantees atleast some faff. personally for a noob* I’d recommend running tubes (and give them some real world PSI suggestions) maybe tyres with puncture proofing and if they still puncture a lot then consider tubeless.
*from the OP sounds like a newish riderPosted 6 years ago
I’d just run tubes with Slime in them.Posted 6 years ago
Thanks. I agree, cheers all.Posted 6 years ago
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