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  • Axis Sport 700c tubeless??
  • fazzini
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    I know there are a few Diverge owners on here, and others who may have the same wheels. Before I get covered in sealant, has anyone successfully converted their non-tubeless Axis Sport wheels to tubeless? I‚Äôve got everything I need just not very keen on wearing sealant ūüėāūüėāūüėāūüėā

    slowoldman
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    I haven’t but do let us know if it works. I will be needing new tyres pretty soon and could be interested in having a crack at tubeless. Maybe.

    fazzini
    Full Member

    but do let us know if it works

    It did not. Well not with my wheelset anyway. 3 hours, every shape of tubeless valve rubber I have, rims cleaned properly, taped, re-taped, tube in to seat tyre, etc etc etc. Couldn’t even get air into the tyre without a tube. Maybe it’s that they’re panaracer tyres, or maybe it’s just you can’t tubeless these rims. I’m not clever enough to know, but I couldn’t make it work.

    Next question then, what’s the best puncture patches for tubes to try? I got some of those ones (recommended on STW) with the orange edge but they don’t stick. Park tools magic patches are OK for a short while but then they fail eventually.

    Can‚Äôt afford tubeless wheelset as Mrs fazzini‚Äôs car just failed MOT. ūüėĘūüėĘ

    slowoldman
    Full Member

    I got some of those ones (recommended on STW) with the orange edge but they don’t stick

    Do you mean Rema Tip Top? They work fine for me though I prefer to carry a spare tube and do my patching at home under ‚Äúcontrolled‚ÄĚ conditions. The last lot I bought were a big box (50 I think) for about ¬£20.Much better value than those silly little blue boxes.

    fazzini
    Full Member

    Do you mean Rema Tip Top?

    Those were the ones @slowoldman maybe I just got a bad batch. I’ll persevere but I’m genuinely getting fed up with punctures and now am looking at tubeless compatible wheels.

    stevehine
    Full Member

    Maybe try a new/different tube of vulcanising glue if you’re struggling to get patches to stick @fazzini ?

    kerley
    Free Member

    I will probably be cursing myself but I started using Tubo X Tour tubes a month ago and so far no punctures (with normal tubes I would have had one or two punctures by now). They are for 30-50c tyres so perfect for gravel tyre sizes.
    They are supposedly VERY puncture resistant with a one year warranty if you do puncture. They were £18 each which is a lot for a tube but not its it doesn’t puncture.

    After years of the playing at the tubeless casino it was a good reminder of just how easy it is to just put on a tyre using just fingers/thumbs, put in a tube and ride away. If the tubes hold up all over winter I won’t be bothering with tubeless again.

    dovebiker
    Full Member

    Running mine tubeless for 2+ years ‚Äď Specialized valves didn‚Äôt seal well/swapped them for something else. IME it‚Äôs the tyres that are more critical ‚Äď I had to build one of the first 2nd gen Diverges and customer asked for tubeless. Didn‚Äôt think to check the tyres on a ¬£4k bike ‚Äď cue loud bang and me spending a while wiping sealant off workshop ceiling and glass partition ūü§£

    tthew
    Full Member

    I don’t think you can generally* run non-tubeless wheels as tubeless just by doing the same rim taping etc. as you do for a proper tubeless rim. I had some of these Joe’s conversion kits running successfully for years in basic Mavic 319 rims, they are just a posh pre-made versions of the old ghetto tubeless technique.

    *there are bound to be some rim/tyre combos that do work.

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