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    The Riddler
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    Rim Strip for Mavic 29er

    Just got some of the Mavic Cro29max or whatever they're called...I was wondering if I needed to throw some rip strips in them or if yellow stans spoke tape would do the trick to get them tubeless

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    they should be ready for tubeless as is

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    Mavic UST rims do not require any rim tape...just the tubeless valve and your set.

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    I think it depends on what tires you want to run. Some folks recommend rim strips for running regular tires tubeless on UST rims. They will not require anything other than a valve if you have been able to find the last of a dying breed of 29er UST tires. They will not require a rim strip and may or may not require sealant if you use a "tubeless ready" tire like a Bonty TLR, Geax TNT, or Specialized 2Bliss. The will certainly require sealant and maybe a rim strip if you want to convert a regular tire.

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    no rim strips, no yellow tape, sealant for anything except UST tires ( if you can find any)

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    yeah i was planning on using regular tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaparzo
    yeah i was planning on using regular tires
    There are a decent selection of Tubeless Ready tires that have UST Spec beads that will work very reliably without a rim strip. Bontrager TLR, Geax TNT, Specialized 2Bliss, and Hutchinson Tubeless Ready tires will work great...some don't even use sealant.

    Using a regular tires is a little more risky, all wire bead tires I've used have worked fine but I have blown a Bontrager folding bead 29er tire (not a TLR) when the bead ruptured... fortunately not while riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaparzo
    yeah i was planning on using regular tires
    why?
    youve got some nice tubeless wheels , spend a little bit more and you wont have to mess around, the rim strips would cost $20 each
    Tlr tires cost the same as regular tires

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