tubeless setup

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weenie
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by weenie

I've read quite a bit about tubeless setup on cx and everyone seems to be pretty mixed.
I gave it a go some month ago, and I was surprised how good it is.

I'm using a 2014 CruX with SL23 Pacenti rims, and various tires (right now jet2), stan tape, stan valves, stan sealant.

The tires seat well and I've yet to burp. I run around 25 to 30psi (76kg). I tried 20psi for a while but the ride quality didn't please me.. however that didn't burp either. Outside of that, I went on muddy XC trips several times, no burps, nothing. I probably have 700 miles combined on them now.

My only issue is that there currently isn't any nice and cheap (open mold etc) carbon rim that's wide, tubeless, etc.

I wondered if there were more positive experiences.

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mattr
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by mattr

We've been running tubeless on the wifes bike for a good while now (two seasons?)
Had it down under 20psi for one race. No issues at all.......

CrossRob
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by CrossRob

They've always worked well for me (Ultegra/Hutchinson) and have never burped.

I've only had one puncture in three seasons (too big to seal).

The problem I have is finding tubeless tyres in the UK. A couple of places have started selling Vittorias and these seem decent so far but I'd like more choice.

mattr
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by mattr

Don't bother using tubeless then.
We are using some continentals on one set of wheels, vittorias on another and maxxis on a third.

All running tubeless, none of them are tubeless tyres. None have burped, or rolled.

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by Juanmoretime

I do have Stans Alpha 340 wheels on my cross bike. I've had Michelin Mud 2 tires , not a tubeless tire but am running tubeless, on them for over 5 months. Zero issues. When I took the front one off last week and shook it I could still hear the Stans inside the tire. I've done several gravel road races and the preformed very well including one that had a health dose of single track thrown in it.
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pushstart
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by pushstart

What about the Light-Bicycle tubeless-ready U45 rim? Apparently there is also a 38mm (and 50mm) available. They are quite nice rims.

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weenie
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by weenie

I couldn't find them in 38mm

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by pushstart

weenie wrote:I couldn't find them in 38mm


I may be wrong, but someone said that there are more u-shaped rims if you contact them and ask. I thought 38mm was one of the unadvertised offerings.

mattr
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by mattr

Try the live chat or an email, they have quite a bit of stuff they don't list on their website

weenie
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by weenie

ahh that all makes sense then !! :)

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Gunjira
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by Gunjira

The 38mm is not available yet, but should be in March. There is the 45 and an unadvertised 50mm option for tubeless. I decided not to wait and they are building my 45s now.

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