Going tubeless — BikeRadar
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MTB workshop & tech
edited April 2018
MTB workshop & tech
Want to go tubeless with my new + tyres. What's the most cheapest/effective method. Wheels and time are timeless ready. Cheers
Have a look here , just about everything you need to know
Bit of a roady link...
Pick a kit suitable to your wheels/riding - easiest way. Stans is probably the best known.
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/tube ... c98cc30f37
Or Google ghetto tubeless, but you probably won't save too much.
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What I did:
Stan’s valves and sealant
Front wheel popped on lovely, done in 10 minutes.
Rear wheel needed a lot of swearing and a boatload of soapy water to seat the beads, but went eventually.
Best thing I ever did. I did it 11 months ago and have not had a tyre-related issue since, riding over the same territory I used to suffer several punctures a year, sometimes several in one ride.
Cube Reaction GTC Pro 29 for the lumpy stuff
Cannondale Synapse alloy with 'guards for the winter roads
Fuji Altamira 2.7 for the summer roads
Trek 830 Mountain Track frame turned into a gravel bike - for anywhere & everywhere
Gorila tape the rim
Use a valve cut out an old inner tube
fit tyre with fluid in side, spin the wheel
don't sit the tyre on the floor, hover it like fitted to the bike sat upside down and pump like your life depends on it. If you got a mate get them to manoeuvre the tyre on to the rim while you pump.
Been doing it the last five years, no bother!
Thanks for the info. I'll give it go.
a value core remover is also worth getting, its easier to seat a tyre on a wheel with a track pump if you remove the valve core.
That's my experience with a pair of maxis tyres went straight on no problems.
Anyone use uberbike tyre matrix sealant?
Tubeless is a fantastic idea on a MTB. You can drop the pressures in your tyres right down, and get no pinch flats, and you get the advantage of less weight / inertia, which I find far more noticeable on a MTB. Choose your sealant carefully, they are definitely not all equal. There’s a new ( ish ) sealant on the market, that uses Kevlar to seal any holes you create.
https://www.tweekscycles.com/Product.do ... lsrc=aw.ds
I’ve not used it yet, but it’s got good reviews.
yes but i dont actually reduce tyre pressures that much for me running about 28-30psi as i'm not lightweight. I hate any lower pressure as it feels like the tyre is going to come off the rim.
It depends on the tyre and rim internal width. I have some conti race kings race sport 29x2.2" on 25mminternal width rims that I can ride without the tyres squirming at 20 psi. I am 85kg.
Other tyres though feel better at higher pressures.
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