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Egg beater cleats / going tubeless with Panaracer Fire XC's?

CrayfishCrayfish Posts: 225
edited January 2008 in MTB buying advice
Looking for some help... (stupid questions probably)... :oops:

1. Can anyone tell me whether standard SPD cleats (that were being used on Shimano 540 pedals) will work on Crank Bro's Egg Beater pedals?

2. Also, I want to go tubeless with Mavic XC717 rims and Panaracer Fire XC tyres. Is this going to be possible - has anyone tried tubeless with the Fire XC?

Ta :?
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  • Pretty certain you need eggbeater cleats,which should come with the pedals.
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  • CrayfishCrayfish Posts: 225
    Thanks Spidey.

    hey... long time no contact. I've been inactive on the forum for a while. Do any good routes around Herts recently?

    We've been travelling to Woburn now and again which is really good in the winter.

    Do you know anything about tubeless?
    http://www.youtube.com/user/stumpy25lbs
    Choose a ****ing big television. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin can openers. Choose a bike. Choose some singletrack. Choose your future. Choose Life. (Irv Welsh)
  • z000mz000m Posts: 544
    which tubeless system are u planning to use? stans dont recommend panaracer tyres
  • CrayfishCrayfish Posts: 225
    The only one I've ever used is Stans No Tubes. Don't you think it'll work?
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    Choose a ****ing big television. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin can openers. Choose a bike. Choose some singletrack. Choose your future. Choose Life. (Irv Welsh)
  • OllyUKOllyUK Posts: 230
    I'd imagine tubeless would be possible with a kit like Stan's No tubes..however the pana's are reccomended for it as they have an 'unreliable bead'.
    http://www.justridingalong.co.uk/content.php?pid=529

    The mavic 717s should be fine though so you could get a set of tyres that work well for tubeless.
  • CrayfishCrayfish Posts: 225
    I see Stans don't NOT recommend them (if you know what I mean) - and under the list of recommended tyres they do say "*most other brands"
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  • S_J_PS_J_P Posts: 908
    Panaracer tyres tend to have quite slack beads, so you may struggle to seat and seal them. You'll also run the risk of the tyre rolling off. Give it a go though!

    Take a long hard look at the Stan's video before fitting though, it has a wealth of great tips!
  • Thanks Spidey.

    hey... long time no contact. I've been inactive on the forum for a while. Do any good routes around Herts recently?

    We've been travelling to Woburn now and again which is really good in the winter.

    Do you know anything about tubeless?

    Some good routes,but my local XC routes have been so bad,they`ve mostly been on the road bike!

    I rode over to Flamstead and Gaddesden row on Tuesday.

    I`m off up to Woburn,at the end of the month,to do a skills course so looking forward to seeing how it is.

    I know a bit about tubeless,but still haven`t attempted the change,yet.I will gladly use you as a guinea pig though! :lol:

    If you look at wwwjustridingalong.com they tend to reccomend Maxxis.
    Something like a High Roller,or even a Medusa would probably be a good choice for local conditions.

    You`ll have to come out and bring that new Rock Lobster one day.

    :D
    2006 Giant XTC
    2010 Giant Defy Advanced
    2016 Boardman Pro 29er
    2016 Pinnacle Lithium 4
    2017 Canondale Supersix Evo
  • CrayfishCrayfish Posts: 225
    Yep - when I get it I'll let you know.

    I've gone tubeless on my other bike already - a Stumpjumper, which came with DT swiss rims and Spesh Captain UST's - it was a mission - took hours to get the beads to sit in - but it's great now. I used a Stans kit. You know how this area is for punctures...
    http://www.youtube.com/user/stumpy25lbs
    Choose a ****ing big television. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin can openers. Choose a bike. Choose some singletrack. Choose your future. Choose Life. (Irv Welsh)
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