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    Going tubeless

    Is this conversion somewhat easy to do? Bike shop said labor was 30\wheel and id prefer to not do that. It can't be that hard. I'm not a knucklehead.

    Is this something i can do myself with no knowledge of tubeless?

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    Very easy. Get some Stans tape, valve stems and sealant. Follow the directions on the web site and you shouldnt have any problems.

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    I did two 29" wheels with Gorilla tape, 2 presta valves, and some Stans sealant for $35, much cheaper than a $75 stans kit + 60$ in labor. It's easy

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    Or buy the Stan's Kit and do it yourself. There are a ton of videos on youtube.

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    Going tubeless

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRoweShow View Post
    Is this conversion somewhat easy to do? Bike shop said labor was 30\wheel and id prefer to not do that. It can't be that hard. I'm not a knucklehead.

    Is this something i can do myself with no knowledge of tubeless?
    If you are using tubeless tires on tubeless rims it is easy.

    If not, it can be a huge PITA and may not work at all.

    People that tell you DIY "tubeless" is always easy, that you can do it with any tire or rim, or it solves all your traction and flat problems are knuckleheads.
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    I have a 2013 specialized carve sl with 2bliss ready tires so i think I'm a little better off.

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    Very easy to convert as long as everything is tubeless compatible/ready/or UST. You may need access to a compressor to get a good seal on some tire/rim combos.

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    Oh, and get the Stan's valves as you can remove the stem and replace the fluid with out separating the bead. A process that you will have to deal with every 2-4 months. Assuming your tires last that long.

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    Going tubeless

    Quote Originally Posted by LB412 View Post
    Oh, and get the Stan's valves as you can remove the stem and replace the fluid with out separating the bead. A process that you will have to deal with every 2-4 months. Assuming your tires last that long.
    Most tubeless valves have removable cores.

    Get the valves made for your rims.
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