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    Are my stock Specialized rims Tubless Ready?

    Hi All~ My 2013 HR Sport came with these rims/wheels =
    HR Disc 29", alloy double-wall, disc, pin joint, 25mm, 36h


    SO an one running tubeless with these?

    I picked up some 949 schrader valves. I still need to "trim" the locking nut as it's too tall (see pic) for the cap to fit.
    In the pick you can see my rims do have that ridge the tire seats into...is that all that is needed or what makes a rim 2Bliss ready???
    Got a buch of goatheads this weekend so I think I'm gonna try tubless.
    I think it will work fine but I am guessing...
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    Are my stock Specialized rims Tubless Ready?

    Just a guess here but if they're stock and NOT Rovals then they're not technically tubeless. That said I've taken different oem wheels that weren't tubeless and made them so, usually with 1 or 2 layers of Gorilla Tape pulled very taught. What your referring to is a 'bead hook' and it's common on tubeless and non-tubeless wheels. If you're new to this (it sounds like you are) I would get advice from your local shop. They may have done it before. You could also give the Stan's rim strip system a go but I would email Stan's first to see what width rimstrip you would need.
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    Yeah this is all the info I have so far:
    HR Disc 29", alloy double-wall, disc, pin joint, 25mm, 36h

    I'm new to tubeless but not bikes..I figured it "can" be done and probably not technically a tubeless wheel, thought I'd shout out and see if anyone has a success story with these wheels turning tubeless or not...
    I'm thinking nice and tight Gorilla tape, Stans and the 949 valves I have...give it a go! Worse case I make a mess and mark a coffee can "new wheel set" and start savin LOL
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    Are my stock Specialized rims Tubless Ready?

    Be careful about building up GT along the vertical sidewall of the bead hook if you go that route. You can always trim it with a very sharp Exacto knife. Another tip...put in a tube for 12 hrs or so post-taping and inflate it to 35-40psi before you sealant the tires. This will really press the tape into the crevices of the rim and improve the air seal.
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    On my 2013 Enduro comp I got the Specialized valve stems (in a bag) and the brownish liner that sits in the rim that covers the spoke nipples that says 2Bliss on it (installed)and the 2Bliss tires (installed). From what I am told from Specialized (Specialized_Joe) all I need is some sort of sealant (Stans) and I'm good to go.

    I can't tell from the picture if you have the brownish wheel liner that says 2Bliss all over it.

    By the way, I'm not running tubeless at this time and have no plans to anytime soon. It sounds like a lot of work for incremental improvement.

    Just my opinion.
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    Are my stock Specialized rims Tubless Ready?-img-20140308-00612.jpg

    No..just some yellow plastic strip...
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    Answer for these wheels is Yes it CAN work...now it's only been two hours but so far my tires are holding pressure. I used Gorilla Tape, 949 Shrader valves and STans...
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