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Whyte T-129S Tubeles conversion

bigmitch41bigmitch41 Posts: 684
edited October 2014 in MTB workshop & tech
Having recently bought a new 2014 Whyte T-129S from Winstanleys Bikes I am considering the option of going tubeless. The Bike comes tubeless ready "Rims: WTB STi19 29" Rims with TCS System, Tubeless Ready" So my question is what’s needed?, Do I need just purchase a set of no tubes valves and a bottle of no tubes fluid? I have done some homework and I understand I could need some more tape etc but technically it should just be a case of whip out the tubes, add the valves and slosh in some sealant/fluid, inflate and enjoy a puncture free life forever & ever... :lol:

Thanks for any advice you may have, particularly Whyte 129 owners.

Mitch
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  • POAHPOAH Posts: 3,369
    it means that they can be run tubeless if you choose to set them up that way. some gorrila tape, DT swiss valves and a bottle of sealant will do the trick.
  • Just valves (wtb) and stans fluid to get mine tubless. My TR High roller II's went on no bother. I can get non tubless ready tyres on but it takes a while. My rear wheel leaks slightly via the spokes until the fluid gets in now, but I change that often that I'm back on tubes in the rear again anyway.

    Never tried the Bronson/nano tubless mind (but they're useless anyway)

    Hope this helps
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  • Antm81Antm81 Posts: 1,406
    I run the above setup that POAH said (on his recommendation) on my non tubeless giant rims, for a couple of quid the gorilla tape is amazing, no leaks anywhere, will even hold pressure without fluid although I've obviously now got sealant in for puncture protection.
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    TCS rims need tape and valves. Any tubeless rim tape (or gorilla), sealant and valves will do it. The Hope Stans kit is ok value as a starter pack.
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  • Quick update, I got the job done yesterday with no problems. I only needed to whip out the tubes add the valves and slosh some sealant in as the rims/tyres came tubeles ready, so no need for tape etc. The front took a little bit of fettling before it sealed up, the rear went up straight away. I noticed the rear had a pinhole in it when I inflated it first time without fluid as a test run, so I marked it with a crayon and added the sealant, amazed how quickly this hole was plugged once inflated.

    Just make sure you have a decent track pump and watch the youtube tutorials first.
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    2010 Specialized Tricross (commuter)
    2014 Whyte T129-S
    2016 Specialized Tarmac Ultegra Di2
    Big Mitch - YouTube
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