DT swiss 5.1 – Tubless
Ok advice needed on this
I would like to change my 5.1 to tubless.
I will not be running tubless ready tyres .
what is the best kit to get
or the DT swiss kit (seems expensive)
Any advice/ recomendations will be great.
( searched the forum and found no previous post on 5.1 in specific)
JKPosted 6 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
I ran a 5.1 tubeless with the DT swiss kit and it was appalling. It was part of an ill-advised foray away from my usual 819 UST set-up.
So my best advice is to ebay the 5.1 and get a proper rim for tubeless, such as an 819. Cost you less in time and money in the long run.Posted 6 years agoRudiBoyMember
Vortex would that be the DT swiss specifc kit or just riding alongs version??? ( p.s. I might be interested in the minions you have for sale)
GarryPosted 6 years ago
Yep I understand that kits will never be as good as UST specific rims, had 823 and they were great,but I need a solution that does not involve selling the lot.ShackletonSubscriber
DT kit for me. Hard to get onto the rims but faultless since (4 years) with normal conti and maxxis tyres. I’ve got on well with cafe latex over winter too. As with all things tubeless I’ve found that taking time to do it properly whilst sober is the best way.Posted 6 years agomboySubscriber
Dt kit was terrible I think always leaking at valve and a right faff they are now ghetto with bmx tubes miles better
DT kit was an absolute nightmare! Bust several tyre levers getting a pair of dual play 2.35 high rollers on… Seriously! And that’s from someone who is used to getting UST michelins onto UST Mavic rims with just my fingers…
Oh, and the valves had a tendancy to leak…
From my fair experience of tubeless (about 8 years now), and having tried just about every way of doing it, they all have their pro’s and cons. Proper UST rims with UST tyres, and a bit of sealant, is still the most reliable and easiest. But if you’ve not got UST rims, then Stan’s kit is a viable alternative, though the ghetto method works just as well in my book. And if you’re good with a pair of scissors, you can trim it up nicely so nobody will even know you’re a cheapskate!Posted 6 years ago
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