- Stans flow rim question
The’re just as unlikely to burp as UST rims if you’re using tubeless tyres. On non-tubeless tyres, they can burp sometimes, but IME it very much depends on your tyre choice.
The usual caveats Re: baggy tyres stands. I’ve run flows for nearly 4 years now and he only tyres that have burped have been folding maxxis (non-tubeless) – Specifically an ADvantage.Posted 7 years ago
Only ever managed to burp one non-UST tyre, and it also dinged the rim and gouged a chunk out of the sidewall at the same time so I can’t say as I blame it for burping. Stans + yellow tape + suitable standard tyre = win. Lots of miles on my Nevegals with this setup including the fort bill downhill and .
As far as I can tell the performance of Stans with tape is identical to my 819s despite not being “proper ust”. Certainly wouldn’t dream of fitting a rim strip to mine.Posted 7 years agoesher shoreMember
forget the yellow tape – its expensive and does not stick very well
the trick is to use Specialized’s “Roval” blue tape (which they sell for their Traversee all-mtn wheels) its about £7 for a huge roll, much more adhesive than Stan’s yellow tape and also considerably thicker / tougher
we use this with the Stan’s valve units, and 2-3 cups of solution and it works very reliably with minimal degradation of the tape over months of use
for tires? Specialized ‘Control’ (2-bliss = tubeless ready) family of tires work great with the ZTR rims
I’ve personally used the Captain in 2″ and 2.2″, Eskar, Purgatory, Fast Trak LK. Storm XC and Clutch SX with Stans’s on ZTR Flow rims with no burping, tire roll or any installation problems (track pump, goes up first time, every time…)Posted 7 years agonickeggMember
glynP: I had no problems inflating a UST Maxxis tyre on my rear Flow rim (2.25 Ardent). Took seconds using a track pump. Only used yellow tape.
Just tried fitting a Maxxis Minion DHF 2.35 (Wire bead) to a new front Flow rim and have given up for the night!!! Just wouldn’t work at all. Have left it with a tube installed in a bid to get the beads to fit better.
I’m giving normal tyres a go as the UST tyres are abit weighty.Posted 7 years ago
Mmm, I’ve used yellow tape in my stans and roval blue tape in my rovals (funnily enough) and they seem to work much the same, though the roval tape “slipped” when I removed a tyre once which the yellow tape never has. So now that wheel has bog standard electric tape instead and it seems to work about the same.Posted 7 years ago
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