DT-Swiss X430 rims – setting up tubeless with just tape?

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  • steve_b77
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    I run my DT470’s tubeless with tubeless valves and a couple of wraps of gorilla tape & Bonty tlr tyres. The Stans tape didn’t take up enough slack

    what do you mean by taking up enough slack?… i thought the tape was purely there to create an airtight seal around the spoke bed.

    I’ve got 470’s too, mine are just sealed with electrical tape and a normal valve, I think it took quite a lot of tape though, about 30g per rim, 5 or 6 layers.

    i’ve just ordered a cannondale scalpel which comes with DT Swiss wheels which i believe use a custom XC430 rim (but with a lower rim count).

    i like running tubeless and have spare valves, stans tape and stans fluid knocking around.

    i know that the official way of going tubeless with these wheels is to use a rim strip in addition to the tape, but is this really necessary?

    the standard tyres are schwalbe racing ralph evo’s which i have run in the past and i know work beautifully tubeless.

    anyone had any experience with this?

    cheers

    steve_b77
    Member

    campfreddie – Member
    what do you mean by taking up enough slack?… i thought the tape was purely there to create an airtight seal around the spoke bed.

    The Stans tape is quite slim so if the rims are a little smaller than say Stans they need more tape & gorilla tape is cheap as chips in comparison.

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