Non-UST tyres tubless on XT WHM778-UST wheels?

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  • Premier Icon wwaswas
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    running mud-x’s on mavic 819’s here with sealant. They’re fine.

    get somethign flagged as ‘tubeless ready’?

    mefty
    Member

    I have got xt ust wheels, not sure if that model, with another Maxxis LUST tyre on and it inflates without sealant – you may need to hold the bit around the valve to the rim initially to get it to seat.

    mchlptchr
    Member

    I’ve used a few Conti ‘tubeless ready’ tyres, and they go up fine with a bit of Stans.

    tony24
    Member

    Just so you know the conti’s are a pig to get to seal got 2 x king protections and they got loads of pin holes in the sidewalls 3 days so far shaking sealant around and there still losing pressure…

    pigeonbike
    Member

    Does anyone know how easy it is to run non-UST tyres tubless on XT WHM778-UST wheels?

    In particular, I need to find a decent rear tyre for winter but do not want the extra weight of winter UST tyres if I can help it, just that I’m not clear how easy it is to fit non-UST tyres onto my XT UST wheels and still run them tubless.

    I’ve considered Conti Rubber Queens, Bonty XR4’s, Mud-X, Maxxis High Roller LUST and a few others. I would really like to be able to use the non-ust versions if poss, but not sure how easy they will sit/inflate on my wheels with or without Stan’s liquid. Any insights greatly appreciated…

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    Any “Tubeless Ready” tyres should be fine with a bit of sealant.

    I put a bit of sealant in with UST tyres anyway

    Go ‘tubeless ready’. I have a set of Mud Xs sitting downstairs awaiting mounting, so to speak.

    Regular tyres *can* work apparently, but I’ve had exactly 0 luck with them tubeless.

    Mister P
    Member

    Conti tyres can have a slippery coating on them, it is a release agent so they come out of the moulds easily. Before using them as tubeless it is a good idea to give them a good cleaning so that the sealant can work properly.

    andywill
    Member

    Bonty XR4’s, Mud-X both went on perfectly.

    tony24
    Member

    Think i might have to get messy and take the contis off and give them a key with some sand paper or i could be forever trying to get them to seal…. Damn things

    rewski
    Member

    Add spesh storms to your list, very mud x in design, I found mud x wear quickly on drier trails. I’ve heard XR4s clog up a bit. I’ve also gone back to tubes.

    pigeonbike
    Member

    Anyone tried Nobby Nic SnakeSkin TL Ready 2.25 on UST wheels?

    toonfan
    Member

    I tried to get some Rubber Queens onto my UST rims, and couldn’t get them to seal. I’m not the worlds most patient person so i gave up and put some tubes in there..Plenty have said it can be done but next time i won’t be such a tight arse, i’ll pay the extra few quid for the UST tyres!!

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