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    nOOb
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    Maxxis Ignitor 2.1 on Bontrager Race Lite TLR's...

    So I blew my XDX today, so I decided to try the Maxxis rear tire that came with my bike. They are not tubeless, but I thought I read somewhere that they will work anyway.
    Being a newb to tubeless tires, I mounted the tire on my rims first (Bontrager rimstrips were already in there) and hit it with a co2 cartridge. It popped a few times and held air. I let the air out, opened up enough bead for a cup and a half of Stans, and hit it with another cartridge. It seemed okay, so I used a floor pump to get it up to 40 psi. It seems to be okay, I then put some soapy water on and found no leaks. I guess I should have used the soapy stuff to help seal the bead, but I didn't.
    My question is, will just using the Stans to seal the bead be a no no, and should I decrease the pressure to my usual 29 in and go for a test ride?

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    If the tire is evenly seated around the rim, you should be fine. The soap helps with install, but not really for the final sealing. That's what the Stans is for.

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