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Mounting Tubeless Tyres

xman007xman007 Posts: 22
edited November 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
I have Mavic Crossmax SL's. When mounting tubeless do I need any rubber/plastic rim beading on the rim or can they fit straight onto the metal rim???

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  • stu8975stu8975 Posts: 1,334
    Depends what year they are, newer ones use Mavic's Fore technology and don't need any rimstrip. Older ones are like a regular rim and require a rimstrip.
  • milfredomilfredo Posts: 322
    Nope - straight on, no strip required.
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Depends what year they are, newer ones use Mavic's Fore technology and don't need any rimstrip. Older ones are like a regular rim and require a rimstrip.

    All SLs are UST, so you can put tyres straight on. The only ones that needed converting were the really old (pre-2000) ones which were just called Crossmax or Crossmax Disc. Since they've done the zicral spoke jobbies they've all been UST.
  • stu8975stu8975 Posts: 1,334
    They still use a Mavic UST rimstrip though and have seen plenty of them removed. So if the OP hasn't got one fitted and has the older (non Fore) rims, he's going need one.
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