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    No good Giant: Why don't they stock bikes with tubeless ready wheelsets?

    I bought an Sworks back in 2006 and it came with cross max. All I had to do was fit the supplied valves and add sealant. No fiddling with rim strip nonsense.

    Why arent bike companies getting up to speed with tubeless ready wheelsets? Its 2012. Am I missing something?

    Thoughts please.

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    My guess is to lower cost and your average rider rides tubes.

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    that and some places you cant really run tubeless. so if they came up with the options that might be feasible.

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    Anthem X Advanced SL 0 has XTR wheels, which is tubeless ready

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    My Reign X came with DT Swiss EX500 which I believe is tubeless ready

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    if you get down into the lower models, they do it to cut prices. Most others come TR.

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    My AX1 29er rims air up TLR tires fine.

    2006 crossmax. Your talking UST which is pretty much out the back door.

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    Yep my anthem came with tubeless ready wheels.

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    My Giant Trance's WTB Laserdisc Trail are basically unbranded stans rims in their profile. They air up just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gvs_nz View Post
    Your talking UST which is pretty much out the back door.
    Not so fast. They are breaking again in 29ers.

    Shimano, WTB, Easton, Fulcrum, Enve.

    Stans will survive for now, but the fact they are not standardized on bead, and are not sharing the royalties for the patent (on rims) may as well bury them.

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    What I love about the CrossMax is you can run 60psi in em whilst you ride on the road and then drop em back to 30psi for the trail. Most of the Stan's rims will crack if you pump em to 60psi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goran_injo View Post

    Stans will survive for now, but the fact they are not standardized on bead, and are not sharing the royalties for the patent (on rims) may as well bury them.
    Stan's has it's own patent with BST.

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    My (Australian spec) 2012 Trance Advanced comes with an XT wheelset as does the Anthem Advanced. The XT wheels are UST tubeless ready.

    In this day and age, all Trail bikes and XC bikes over $1500 really should come with UST wheels.

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    Giant have been speccing tubeless ready wheels since at least 2006 on the Trance and Reign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tednugent View Post
    Stan's has it's own patent with BST.
    Correct. How does that goes against what I said?

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    Quote Originally Posted by durianrider View Post
    What I love about the CrossMax is you can run 60psi in em whilst you ride on the road and then drop em back to 30psi for the trail. Most of the Stan's rims will crack if you pump em to 60psi.
    I've always heard the warning about not pumping tires past 40psi but thought that was a risk above blowing the tire off the bead rather than cracking the rim.

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    My wife's 2012 Yukon FX came with S-XC2's and the LBS lead me to believe that with a stans kit they can go tubeless. Perhaps I dont understand the meaning of tubeless ready?
    2010 Giant Yukon FX
    Pure XCR Wheelset/Geax Saguaro Tires/Tubeless
    Bike Weight Lost: 2.48lbs (1124g)

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    There's nothing like Mavic UST rims out there, having said that Giant doesn't spec tubeless on the low to mid level to keep the price down.

    The P and S rims can be converted if you want to go tubeless.

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    Most of the low to mid level bikes come with wheels that can be converted via a "Stans kit" or ghetto tubless. Many mid level wheels just need tape and stems to be tubeless. the top-shelp bikes often come with Tubless ready rimes. take out the tubes, but in the stems, add sealant and air and GO!!

    To answer your question: They are. just not on the cheap-seat bikes. your 2006 Sworks WAS the top of the line back then just like it is today. Are you looking at a 2012 Giant Advance Bike? Mine came with DT Swiss Tricon 1550's...
    Giant Trance Advanced SL0
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