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 Post subject: Light reliable tubes?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:57 pm 
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What are some light reliable tubes out in the market? I'm currently having bad luck with Geax and Hutchinson.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:51 am 
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Time to convert To tubeless


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 Post subject: Light reliable tubes?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:24 am 
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Yep, convert to tubeless and don't look back. Works great!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:49 pm 
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I wont be doing that anytime soon. I just purchased a pair of Continental Race King Supersonic. Plus the whole tubless system is heavier than a tubed system.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:59 pm 
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Tubeless.

Its not heavier. Use some foam tape with crossweave tape to build the rim up. Choose a non-tubeless tyre that seals well, vredestein black panther works well with no sealant. Seal the bead with some sealant and a way you go.

You've just saved the weight of a tube minus the weight of soem foam tape and gaffa tape.

If the tyre doesnt stay inflated put a small amount of sealant in to seal the side walls. If you are racing putting more sealant in means that the tyre seals if you pinch the tyre.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:04 pm 
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Tubeless shouldn't be much/any heavier if you set it up properly on a rim that is even remotely suitable.

But anyway, Maxxis Ultralights are good. No issues for me. Their Flyweights are lighter but I've heard lots of people having problems, not that I've used those (could just be people not installing them correctly :noidea: ).


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:36 pm 
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Sorry, i'm pretty late to the tubeless design. I've always ignored it. I have Stans Crest rims. Will I need a special rim to convert to tubeless? In the meantime i'll do some research.

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 Post subject: Light reliable tubes?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:43 am 
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Nope. You just need the right width tape (see Stan's website), valve stems, sealant, and tires.

It's relatively easy. It seems important to get the tape on as tight as you possibly can. It may be useful to have an air compressor handy for the initial mounting and inflation, but many tires seem to mount just fine with a floor pump if the bead is positioned carefully. See the video section on the Stan's site for a demo of this.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:54 am 
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have a look at this.

http://projecthree.blogspot.com/2011/03 ... tires.html


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:51 am 
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project3 wrote:
have a look at this.

http://projecthree.blogspot.com/2011/03 ... tires.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


I just looked. WOW. I'm going to take a look at the Stan's Website.

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