Roval CLX and tubeless

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Stueys
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by Stueys

Doing some research on the Roval CLX line. Some of the reviews (including my trusted cyclingtips guys) are flagging that the rim doesn't play especially nicely with tubeless setups. Anyone running these tubeless and having joy/problems?

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That will depend on the tyres choosen.

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by cycleboyco

Based on other threads on this forum, I ditched the plugs and taped the rims-joy so far with 2 layers of Stan’s tape, Schwalbe Pro Ones, and Orange Seal. Tires seated the first try (compressor used) and the combo seems to hold air well.


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jlok
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by jlok

Ditch the plugs, use tape. Unlike most tubeless rims, tire won't stay put when deflated. The beads will drop to the rim bed. There's no lip to hold the beads. Otherwise it's a wonderful wheel.
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Stueys
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by Stueys

Perfect, thanks for that. So tape is the answer. Guess the only downside is the tyre may not stay on the rim if you have a blowout in the same way as say a UST would?

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by gwerziou

Great thread

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by alcatraz

What's the difference between running tubeless on a non tubeless rim and this roval rim? I mean if the tire won't stay in place deflated.

Is it possible the schwalbe pro one's are slacker than other tires and thus don't seat tightly?

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by yinzerniner

alcatraz wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:08 am
What's the difference between running tubeless on a non tubeless rim and this roval rim? I mean if the tire won't stay in place deflated.

Is it possible the schwalbe pro one's are slacker than other tires and thus don't seat tightly?
The difference is how the bead is locked. Even though the Roval rim doesn’t have a locking bead shelf it still has a bead shelf, so the tubeless bead of the tire is wedged between the rim hook, rim wall and bead shelf when inflated. With using a tubeless tire on a clincher only rim the bead will only make contact with the rim hook and rim wall and the tire bead is more in danger of moving around.

But yes, in this day and age for a premium product to not have that feature is a huge oversight.

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by jlok

It's not how a tubeless rim should be designed IMO. I wouldn't run tubeless with this rim.
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by spdntrxi

running mine with 5000TLs .. so far so good.

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