- Help me go tubeless!
This is all you’ll need if you dont want to ghetto
plus this if you cant get tyres to seat with track pumpPosted 4 years agoskeetsgbMember
you can use quite a few different options for the tape.Posted 4 years ago
some riders use gorrilla tape, some use installation tape. i used superstars rim tape and i also got the valves off superstar as they were the cheapest i found. buy a bottle of stans and away you go. those starter kits are exspensive. alot cheaper to buy the items separate.
I have some wheels I am interested in making tubeless if that is possible.
Front: Mavic XM719 with folding Conti Rubber Queen BC 2.2
Rear: Mavic XC317 with folding Maxxis Crossmark 2.25
I don’t mind spending a bit but I do want them to work reliably, I don’t like the look of the ghetto method as it seems to involve a layer of innertube between the tyre and rim interface which isn’t there at the moment so I am thinking rim strips are the best way.
Can anyone recommend which ones to go for and in which sizes and what other bits I need (I think it is just latex solution) or do I need new tyres immediately?
I realise the luxury option is a new set of Hope Hoops with Flow rims but I would like to give it a go this way if I can to see if I like the benefits (or firstly if I can tell the difference).Posted 4 years agohs125Member
I did my first tubeless conversion last week. DT Swiss rims with Specialized tyres, one 2bliss ready, the other not. One needed a couple of patches to cuts. I used a couple of turns of electrical tape on the rims, and valves cut out of old tubes. The only cost was a bottle of Stan’s fluid. With the help of some soapy water both tyres inflated with a track pump, and have not gone down yet.Posted 4 years ago
It’s hard to explain just how smug you feel the first time you get a tyre to inflate without a tube, and i like the extra grip that low pressures give you.
My advice – get some fluid and give it a go.
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