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    Update on the S-XC Rampage Gorilla tape ghetto conversion Anthem X 29 -

    Been 2 days and 2 short pavement rides and 1 hr single track, no jumps or big drops but using most of my travel and running mid 20's psi. Still holding as of today! First day some strange weeping of black watery drips along the bead but after wiping did not reappear.

    One wrap of G tape and an old valve from old tube. Stan's only about 2 - 21/2 cups per tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolande View Post
    Did you use the 21mm or 25mm tape? Also what valve?


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    Can't remember what tape for sure, but I think it was the narrower stuff. Used Stans valves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scyule View Post
    Keep in mind that your new XTC comes with a TEN SPEED cassette, If you are going to change it for something lighter, you can't grab a 9 speed from the garage and pop it on, it won't shift
    I have a 2011 XTC 2 and its a NINE speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy FitzGibbon View Post
    Can't remember what tape for sure, but I think it was the narrower stuff. Used Stans valves.
    Thanks

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    Ditch the Aspens if you ride near rocks

    I have been running ghetto tubeless on my 2011 XTC 29er 1 with the stock Maxxis Aspen tires. Everything on the bike is bone stock except for the tubeless conversion. 2 miles into my forth race I split the rear tire's sidewall so bad it wouldn't stay on the rim even after I put a tube in there. So sad as it was my home course and the only race to be held there this year.

    Ghetto tubeless works just fine on the stock rims, but go with a beefier tire.

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    FYI guys, Stan's has now tested the S-XC and deemed it compatible with the flow rim strip. They have also listed this on their site. The guy I spoke with at Stan's told me to just leave the factory rim strip in the tire and install the flow rim strip over it. No need to apply tape.

    I have them on order and will give it a go next weekend.

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    Had my local shop do the Stan's conversion to my P-XC2's and it works perfectly. Tubeless is so much the win.

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    new to tubeless..

    been looking at ZTR Crest wheelset and i was wondering how heavy are giant's Hub and how do they perform as compared to Hope or DT swiss 240 hubs..

    My bike is a 2011 XTC 2 29er.. so its the S-XC wheel.

    I wana reduce weight but should i change the whole set or can i reuse the hubs etc? i like the red hubs =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jianxing View Post
    new to tubeless..

    been looking at ZTR Crest wheelset and i was wondering how heavy are giant's Hub and how do they perform as compared to Hope or DT swiss 240 hubs..

    My bike is a 2011 XTC 2 29er.. so its the S-XC wheel.

    I wana reduce weight but should i change the whole set or can i reuse the hubs etc? i like the red hubs =)
    I don't know the weight of the hubs alone, but the wheels are pretty heavy: 950 grams for the front and 1200 grams for the rear. That's without cassette, skewers, or rotors. I saved almost a pound by going to Stans 355 rims and WTB LaserDisc hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jianxing View Post
    new to tubeless..

    been looking at ZTR Crest wheelset and i was wondering how heavy are giant's Hub and how do they perform as compared to Hope or DT swiss 240 hubs..

    My bike is a 2011 XTC 2 29er.. so its the S-XC wheel.

    I wana reduce weight but should i change the whole set or can i reuse the hubs etc? i like the red hubs =)
    As long as you're not heavy and very strong, I would not be too concerned about performance of the stock hubs. They should be fine. If you are very strong and heavy, I would take the opportunity to upgrade the hubs. I have trouble with Shimano freehubs for this reason.

    I have been riding DT Swiss 240s hubs for the past year with no troubles. Plenty strong and very easily serviced with NO tools needed to do so. Just push the freehub body off (leave the cassette on) with your fingers. Remove the two piece star ratchet and the two large coil springs, clean, lube and reassemble. Simplest thing I have ever seen.

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    DT 240s are sweet but i prefer a red colour hub..

    Looking at chris king vs hope2 pro evo.
    Any thoughts? is it worth it or are there any better suggestions?
    Last edited by jianxing; 07-04-2011 at 01:18 AM.

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    My rear hub on my S-XC is giving up the ghost. The bike 2 months old and has developed a grinding sound when freewheeling, a click in the pedal stroke, and the cassette wobbles very slightly. I am 205 lbs. Do you think Giant will warranty it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianpalser View Post
    My rear hub on my S-XC is giving up the ghost. The bike 2 months old and has developed a grinding sound when freewheeling, a click in the pedal stroke, and the cassette wobbles very slightly. I am 205 lbs. Do you think Giant will warranty it?
    Two months? Absolutely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyNeutron10101 View Post
    I want to install some slime into the tube and I know it can be done w/ Presta valve, but requires more work. Maybe I'll just buy the Presta tubes that comes w/ Slime already.
    Some presta tubes have removeable cores. Sunlines' do.
    You have to look REAL close at the valve end of the presta valve. There are little flats for a small wrench, (I use crescent).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy FitzGibbon View Post
    Can't remember what tape for sure, but I think it was the narrower stuff. Used Stans valves.
    Andy, anyway you can just check your email for the invoice from where you ordered it? $15 ain't much for rim tape and shipping but I prefer not to do this twice

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianpalser View Post
    My rear hub on my S-XC is giving up the ghost. The bike 2 months old and has developed a grinding sound when freewheeling, a click in the pedal stroke, and the cassette wobbles very slightly. I am 205 lbs. Do you think Giant will warranty it?
    I would think so. Just the same, I would start thinking about a more durable rear hub.

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    With the help of a friend I pulled apart the hub and greased up the bearings. Put it back together and no issues whatsoever. On one hand I am very happy to have no problems, but on the other hand I was hoping to have a reason to buy a new set of Stan's arches, and a lighter cassette. The hubs on the s-xc's are not cartridge bearings.

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    Just to put my semi-weight weenie mind to rest, it's the hubs that are heavy, right? Didn't one post in this long thread say the rims on the p-xc2 are 440 grams? That's tolerable. And the spokes are db and a bit shorter due to rim depth.

    Weight at the center I can tolerate. I'm all for 1600gram wheelsets for my xc-riding 170 pound non-jumping body but will live with a combined 450 extra grams if it's the hubs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy FitzGibbon View Post
    I don't know the weight of the hubs alone, but the wheels are pretty heavy: 950 grams for the front and 1200 grams for the rear. That's without cassette, skewers, or rotors. I saved almost a pound by going to Stans 355 rims and WTB LaserDisc hubs.

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    The rear freewheel on my P-XC2 just started making a grinding/knocking noise yesterday...
    I took it apart and regreased, but the sound is still there.

    Has anyone encountered this issue and solved it in another way than Brianpalser has?

    If I can I want to avoid sending it away or leaving it in a shop for an extended period of time.

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    I was removing the crossmarks from my P-XC's this weekend (new 29erx1) - and while it didn't hit me at the time - i realized the my set has a "yellow" rim tape and not the green that has been discussed and even shown - it may be nothing - but was hypothesizing that maybe its the Stans yellow tape that would seal these for tubeless?

    I'd like to give it a shot - and see if they hold - but dont want to waste any brew if I can find out ahead of time - whether or not my hypothesis may be correct...

    any thoughts? or a simple test without going through the whole procedure to mount/test?

    Thanks

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    If that tape looks like its glued to the rim(doesn't move) and covers the spoke holes you should be ok! Try it with a scoop and a half or two of Stans and use a compressor to air up.

    Shake and shake it up good - let us know how it works!

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    For the guys that used Stan's yellow tape...21mm or 25mm tape?

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    Stans Tape

    I used 25mm.

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    I must eat crow. Contrary to what I wrote the other day, tonight the oem Anthem X1 wheels went ghetto tubeless on the front with a WTB Mutano Raptor 2.4 Race. Maybe it was better compressor technique or, heck, I dunno, but my DIY card was renewed in about 5 minutes tonight.

    Tomorrow I'll see if the newfound "technique" will work on that lightweight flimsy oem Crossmark 2.1; others have done it so fingers crossed.

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    Great tips! Can't wait to lower the weight a bit on my XTC 1.

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