any tubless mtb recommendations?

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mr Mag00

mr Mag00

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comeon answers?
 
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i have been reading about this . i am not sure i need it as i have wheels and tyres which are tubeless ready. is this not used for combinations that are not tubeless ready.

having done some reading as i have the wheels and tyres ready do i just need the special valve to seat in the rim, but what about sealant any? type and then inflate is this right? cheers
 

Steve Austin

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Without getting too complicated. You can run tubeless specific rims and tubeless tyres without sealant, but the question arises: what is the point?

Sealant prevents the tyre going down 'if' you get a puncture. No sealant, and the tyre will deflate and you'll have to stop and fit a tube.

You can also run any beaded tyre with sealant, wheras you need tubeless tyres to work on a tubeless rim without sealant. You'll need a tubeless valve whatever.

What rims have you got?
 
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quite which is why i now want the sealant and i guess the special valves. I am running bontrager race lites with bontrager jones tyres all tubeless ready
 
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thanks, on the back of this i read that track pumps are not quick enough to get the trye seated properly, which i do find too, does anyone recommend a home compressor tyre inflator
 
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is this a stupid question how do you get sealant into the tyre void? you need the injector too?
 

Steve Austin

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I've never used a compressor and never had any problems.

the way i do it is to attach track pump, lay wheel horizontal on a bucket, wipe very thick soapy water around the rim/tyre gap (both sides) with a brush, i use a dustpan brush, then pump.
if it goes up, then all good. pump up to pressure, and you'll hear the beads seat properly, they will 'pop' into place and leave 1/2 hour. then deflate tyre, carefully nudge the tyre off the bead on one side, put in the sealant, and then re-inflate with some more soapy water.

You don't need a compressor, but some find it hard to get any pressure without one. Some use co2 gas
 
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