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    Tubeless on Disc Bulls

    Has anyone gone tubeless with a Stans kit on the Guardian wheels? I can't seem to get a rim strip that is wide enough. I am getting leaks from the spokes.
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    Tubeless on Disc Bulls

    Not sure, but if you continue to have issues I'll sell you the stock wheels from my green Goblin (WTB Trail 29) and the stock Reba air fork too.

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    I am going to go the ghetto split tube route. The first kit I had was the XC kit, it was too narrow. I traded it for an All Mountain kit and it is also too narrow. I am going to return it tomorrow, pick up two 26" tubes with schrader valves (hate presta), and a bottle of sealent for about a third of the price of the kit.
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    Out of curiosity, how much are you looking to get for the wheels and fork? You can send me a PM, I am interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKreitzer View Post
    Not sure, but if you continue to have issues I'll sell you the stock wheels from my green Goblin (WTB Trail 29) and the stock Reba air fork too.
    The Reba for the Green Goblin won't fit the SkyHawk will it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jem7sk View Post
    The Reba for the Green Goblin won't fit the SkyHawk will it?
    Nope, Skyhawk is a 26 Goblin is a 29. you could do it but it would totally screw up your geometry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swildnm View Post
    Nope, Skyhawk is a 26 Goblin is a 29. you could do it but it would totally screw up your geometry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jem7sk View Post
    The Reba for the Green Goblin won't fit the SkyHawk will it?
    chris just sell the vett and get the goblin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch1171 View Post
    chris just sell the vett and get the goblin!
    I think my boss is going to buy it this summer Sorry for the hijack

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    Did you try Gorilla tape? I have not (yet) but it seems to the new popular rim strip/sealer as it comes in a variety of widths.
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    Yea I work at a hardware store and there is a bike shop right next door. Tomorrow I am going to buy some gorilla tape at work, then get 2 valves and some sealant at the bike shop after work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by provin1327 View Post
    Yea I work at a hardware store and there is a bike shop right next door. Tomorrow I am going to buy some gorilla tape at work, then get 2 valves and some sealant at the bike shop after work.
    Let us know how how that works out. I am planning to go tubeless with the Disk Bulls as well. I have a roll of the Gorilla tape out in the shop and just need some sealant. Are you using the Kenda SB8's?

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    I use gorilla tape and it works like a charm. Just tear off the width you want. Never had a leak. Plus it's way cheaper than Stan's.
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    I am running a Continential X-King up front and a Mountain King in the rear
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    So I just put the Gorilla tape on the Disc Bulls and it worked I measured the rim and came up with 1 1/8" inch so I cut the tape at that measurement and stuck it on. Tires took the bead no problem with my compressor. The valve was leaking a bit so I put some silicone RTV on it, tightened it down and am now letting it sit overnight.
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    Thanks for the updates. I think Gorilla tape is in my near future.

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    So I took the new tires on a run yesterday. They worked great and are a huge improvement over the SB8's. However, I had a problem with the rear tire leaking at the bead when I went over any bumps. I am not sure what pressure I was at as I do not have a gauge but it would burp a bit of air out of the bead and some sealant would leak out. This happened so much that I had to stop and air up the tire with my mini pump. After I did that I didn't really get any more burping. Could this have been because I was at too low of a pressure or the tire sidewalls just suck? I am going to my LBS tomorrow to ask them a few questions and buy a pressure gauge.
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    Probably low pressure, but I've never run Conti tires so I dont know how well they work tubeless.

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    Yes the problem was low pressure. I went to my LBS and picked up a floor pump with a gauge. I was only running 20 lbs front and rear hah. I'm at 40 lbs now.
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