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How do I keep wrinkles out of tubeless rim tape?

I just set up my Surly My Other Brother Daryl rims to run tubeless. They are 80mm rims and this is my first time setting up tubeless. I used Surly's official tubeless kit for those rims. I believe ...
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How to recognize a tubeless tire?

I suspect that the used bike I want to buy might have a tubeless tires, but one is flat. Is there any external feature to look at that would allow easily to tell this for sure? I have no experience ...
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Can you use non-UST tubeless ready tyres on a UST tubeless rim?

Is it possible to use mountain bike rims which use the original UST (Universal System Tubeless) standard for using tubeless tyres with tyres that are tubeless ready, but do not conform to the said UST ...
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Go tubeless with used tires

I have some tubeless ready wheels and tires, but they were delivered mounted with tubes the old fashion way. I’ve been riding like that for more than 800km, and I wonder if there is a problem removing ...
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Pressure range conflict between tire and rim

I just mounted a new Ardnet Race tire that has a side label pressure rating of 35 - 60 psi . The Stans Arch Ex rim that is mounted to says max pressure is 38 lbs, there is a little range on the ...
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Tubless rims with non tubeless tires -- what rim tape?

I run tubeless rims (specifically the new Mavic Open Pros) with the non-tubeless Continental GP GTs. The tires have lots of life left in them so I want to make the most of them in the meantime. ...
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What air attachment screws onto a Presta valve with the core removed? High volume for seating bead?

I have presta valves on two of my bikes. I have a presta floor pump. I have an air compressor. I have a schrader adapter. I have a blowgun and a tire inflator for my compressor. I can attach the ...
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Stop-A-Flat tube for 26 x 2.25 tire

I want buy Stop-A-Flat tube for my tire. Tire size is 26 x 2.25 Closest airless tube what I found, has size: 26 x 2.125 Is suitable that size for my 26 x 2.25 tire ?
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I keep destroying new tubeless tires!

My "Googling" haven't exactly yielded many results with people having such obnoxious issues with destroying tires as I do. In short, I destroy such a high number of tires that its becoming one of the ...
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Is it practical to switch from tubeless to tubes every few weeks?

Part of the allure of a gravel/cyclocross bike has been the possibly of having a "do it all" setup. I recently purchased a gravel bike with 38c tubeless tires on it, and I also have a set of 30c ...
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New Tubeless Tires leaking from Molding Sprues. Manufacturing defect?

I recently got myself a new Giant Roam 0 with tubeless ready rims and Crosscut AT2 tubeless tires. Everything was assembled at the local bike shop. After having it a few days, I noticed that the tire ...
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Questions about tubeless tires

I keep getting a lot of pinch flats even though I've pumped my 26x2.00 wheels to 280Kpi (65psi) and I've been thinking about converting to tubeless. But I don't have both tubeless ready tires and rims....
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To what pressure should I pump my 2.4 inch punctured tubeless tyre?

[The tale of a tire] I had a puncture in my tyre. I refilled the sealing liquid, inflated it to 3 atmospheres and rode approx 9 km (including stairs and small jumps) to work. Checked the pressue and ...
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Are there standards for tubeless tires/rims?

I still trying to understand tubeless systems (well, i understand the principal, but it's the implementation that I'm still confused) In this video, they show a cross section of a wheel rim and tire. ...
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Does sealant in tubeless tyres slosh around?

I'm getting interested in tubeless tyres for my gravel bike I'm curious about the liquid sealant that you put in the tyre. As I understand, it should stay liquid so that if there is a puncture, the ...
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Can I use rimless tape with an inner tube on a regular (tube style) rim?

The plastic and cloth rim tapes at my LBS come in a couple of sizes: too narrow and too wide. Too narrow barely covers the spoke holes (meaning, it doesn't). Too wide gets into the bead area, making ...
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Mavic Road UST Repair

I have a small cut in the rear tire on a road Mavic tubeless tire. Is there a way to patch this, or do I basically just have to buy a new tire? update So I took the tire off the rim and saw that ...
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Run tubeless tire on standard rim as long as I use a tube?

I have some standard rims and I (accidentally) bought tubeless tires. As long as I use rim tape and a tube, can I run these tubeless tires? I know I won't be able to run low tire pressure. But if the ...
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Ghetto Tubeless w/ Gorilla Tape on a BMX Bike or Dirt Jumper - Good Idea?

Why or why wouldn't you go tubeless on a 20" BMX or DJ bike? Got a lot of pinch flats recently and was look for a better solution than having to buy a tube every day/ I was considering doing the ...
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Presta or shrader valve for mtb?

Is it better to use presta or shrader valve for tubeless conversion on a mtbike, 29" 2.20 tire, and why?
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Tubeless with liquid or inner tubes with liquid?

I am about to replace the worn tires of my Cube Acid 29". My question is what to choose among: tubeless tires with sealant liquid, or normal tires, with inner tubes with sealant liquid? My most ...
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Are tubeless tires the solution to frequent flat tires?

I have owned a Trek FX3 for about 6 weeks and I have suffered 3 flats in the last 4 weeks (front and back tires). All my cycling is on road (almost exclusively in the cycle lane). The shop I bought ...
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Sudden loss of air on tubless tyre, and now it won't inflate

Finding bike answers on the internet is really hard when you have no idea what you're looking for, so I'm sorry if I'm asking a ridiculous question here. Cycling back today I went over a bump in the ...
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Is WTB Tubeless Compatible System rim incompatible with clinchers?

WTB is offering a rim/rim design described as conforming to a standard, the Tubeless Compatible System. The rim has a rounded well over the spokes along the center. Is this rim incompatible with ...
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What do I do after a tubeless tire has been punctured and self-sealed?

I picked up a puncture in my rear tire while out on my road bike. Quite a bit of sealant leaked out, but eventually the hole fixed itself with plenty of air pressure left in the tire to ride home. I'...
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Should I remove foreign objects from my tyres if I'm running tubeless?

I have been running a tubeless setup on my bicycle and have picked up a number of foreign objects (e.g. thorns and glass shards) in the tyres. The sealant is doing its job and I am not losing ...
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Tubeless tire deflating through sidewall

On my mountain bike I have Continental X-King tires (tubeless ready) on tubeless ready rims. I rode them a couple of times with tubes and now I went for tubeless setup with Stan's NoTubes Sealant. ...
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Can I use tubeless tires on Araya DM-27.5 Black 32 hole Rims?

Rookie question, apologies in advance. I have a Saracen Mantra hardtail with Araya DM-27.5 Black 32 hole Rims. I currently have Schwalbe Rapid Rob tires on both front and back. The tires are very bad ...
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Fixing the valves on tubeless tires broke, what are my options?

I bought a used bike that was set up with tubeless wheels, however both valves are shot what should I do? In general, is there more maintenance involved with the upkeep of tubeless wheels? Because I'...
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Is there a work around to a presta valve not engaging a tire inflater pin?

I believe that either the schrader adapter I'm using is too long or the pin for the presta core isn't long enough for me to be able to use an air compressor. It works fine with a floor pump since a ...
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Is there any problem with running tubeless on non-tubeless rims?

I have Fulcrum 5 DB wheels, which are not tubeless ready. My previous wheelset were tubeless compatible and I've been impressed with running tubeless. So my question is: Assuming I can mount my ...
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How do specific tubeless valves compare to bodging it with a cut-off tube valve?

How do specific tubeless valves compare to bodging it with a cut-off tube valve? Would the bodge work? Thanks
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Will tubeless tires out-perform my Armadillos on my commute?

I have a Trek commuter bike (8.4 DS). I bike 5.5 miles to work, and up to 15+ miles home. I’m considering the switch to tubeless. Most of my commute (all but 1.5 miles) is on a well-maintained ...
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How to safely remove dried tire sealant from a carbon frame?

I have a carbon mountain bike frame with some good sections of tire sealant stuck on it (Stan's specifically). If there an easy and/or safe method for cleaning unicorn juice off without hurting the ...
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How to pour tubeless sealant without removable core valves

I have an Ultegra UST wheelset and tubeless tyres on them. After suffering some punctures I decided to run them with a tubeless sealant. The problem is that the sealant's manual instructs you to ...
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Future of Tire technology

Why do tire producing companies still produce tubulars? Isn`t Tubeless the technology of the future?
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Tubeless tire looses air through weld of rim

I have the DT Swiss X1700 Spline 29″ with the Schwalbe RockRazor 2.35" PaceStar on my pre built Bike which are tubeless. After about 100 km the tire now looses air through the weld very fast. I ...
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Will Stans No-Tubes (or other tubless tire sealant) work in a standard tube to prevent leaks?

I typically buy tubes with removable valve cores (Qtubes brand typically) and I have some stans leftover from a tubeless tire setup for my mountain bike. Would adding Stans to the tubes on my ...
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Repair cut in sidewall of tubeless tyre

On my latest ride I managed to put a cut in the sidewall of my front tyre (Specialized S-Works Purgatory 26x2.2"). The sealant (Stan's No Tubes) didn't manage to seal the cut, presumably because the ...
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Tubeless tyres deflating - serious problem or just because I don't have sealant?

Both the (new) tyres I have bought deflate overnight: I have to pump them up again every time I want to ride them. This happened before I even rode them for the first time, so no punctures. Is this ...
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Tips for cleaning old glue from a carbon tubular wheel

I'm replacing the tubular tire on an all carbon wheel (no aluminum brake surface) and cleaning the old glue off takes a long time. What are some tips, products or tools I can use to speed up this ...
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How often should I refresh the sealant in tubeless tires?

I've got a set of tubeless tires that have been on my mountain bike for over two summers and have had zero flats. How often should I be adding more sealant? How much? Should I be removing old sealant ...
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Get a tubeless to seat

It takes a volume of air to seat a tubeless. Even if you lube the tire it takes a volume of air to get it to pop onto the seat. Cannot deliver that volume with my floor pump. At the shop they ...
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How to stop dealing with flat tires?

I have a very nice fixie bike, which I keep suffering from flat tires. I live in Bogota which is a city full of potholes in the road. I have been examining options to implement in order to have less ...
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What tools do I need to carry when riding tubeless?

I'm thinking of getting a pair of tubeless ready wheels for riding on the road. I've never ridden tubeless and was wondering what tools and equipment I need to carry to fix a flat? Normally, while ...
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Are tubeless mountain bike tire systems appropriate for winter riding?

Are tubeless mountain bike tire systems appropriate for winter riding in below freezing temperatures? Is there a low temperature limit that I should avoid riding in? Does the cold affect performance ...
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Can tubes be used in tubeless rims as well as tires?

I've gotten a bike with very nice tubeless wheels, however I have little experience with fixing or replacing tubeless tires/wheels. I would much prefer to be able to put a regular mountain bike tube ...
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What kind of tires I can use with tubeless rims?

I bought a Trek FX 7.4 last summer, and now, as the conditions are getting more and more slippery, I'm thinking of getting a bit more winter-y tires. The rims are tubeless, but I'm a bit confused of ...
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what benefits do tubeless tyres bring to a 29er trail mtb?

I have a 2014 Whyte T-129s and am considering converting the tires to tubeless. They are already 'tubeless compatible', so this should not be prohibitively expensive, but I am wondering whether this ...
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Tubeless conversion on schrader valve rims

Situtation I have an old hardtail collecting dust. I occurred to me that a rigid fork, and some wide (i.e. >50 mm), slick tires would make it a pretty ideal commuter for me. Then I thought it'd be ...
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