Stans Crest 29er tyre fitting issues.
I had similar problems with Specialized purgatory’s.
I did find that using 25mm stans yellow tape helped as did getting the beads right into the well of the rim when fitting.
I changed to Geax Suagaro’s though and they went on easily and blew up tubeless pretty well too.Posted 4 years ago
Reckon rim tape might be the problem . This dumb ass has been using Velox tape , trying to think what they came with . Hope hoops so probably their green stuff . So would getting some Stans 25mm be the solution or at least help ? Still not seeing why the Velox would be the problem apart from being thicker ? Stans just looks like glorified insulation tape !Posted 4 years agofeistyMember
Crests are tight by design and fantastic for running tubless as they hold air virtually without sealant (on Schwalbe they do anyway).
As has been said seems a bit bizarre moaning about puncturing a tube on a rim designed to be run tubless.
Convert man you won’t regret it 🙂 If you must as has been said it is critical to set the bead of the tyre in the rim well carefully and all the way around as you roll the tyre on, I can get mine on by hand with some strong thumbs doing this but levers are a must to get them offPosted 4 years ago
Doing my head in ! Maxxis Ardents ,brilliant tyre but when I get a puncture , oh boy what a fight ! Ended up committing the sin of using a lever end result pinch puncture on a new tube !! Anything else out there that fits better ? Is it because they are tubeless ready rims and I’m fitting tubes ? Not a fan of tubeless so not an option for me .never had this problem before High Rollers on Mavic or DT rims no problems . Got to the point it’s putting me off going far in case I get stranded ! Even thought about different rims FFS ! But different tyres is a cheaper option .Posted 4 years agojairajSubscriber
It’ll be the thicker rim tape causing you issues. Just try some leccy tape instead.
My 26 Crest rim works fine with Maxiss tyres. But found that even something like an extra layer of rim tape can make a big difference to how easy it is to get the tyre on and to inflate it.Posted 4 years agojairajSubscriber
if can be arsed to wait a day or two then order the tape from superstar. as far as i can tell its the same stuff and its cheaper.
if you want it sorted asap lecy tape should do fine or pay a bit more for the stans stuff from your lbs
but going tubeless with Stans rims and Maxiss tyres is very easy. I just use a normal track pump and the tyres go up nice and easy. none of this faffing about with homemade compressors etc …Posted 4 years ago
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