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    Went tubeless on DT 420's

    Wow...that was easy. I thought it would be much harder to do. Stan's with Ardent and Larsen TT. Took about 30mins tops. Let's hope it's all that it is made out to be.
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    I did the same on my 420s with 2bliss Spec tires. Simple and have not had an issue yet. Just keep em filled with stans every so often as they will dry out. Oh, and check your pressure before every ride.

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    What are you holding in your avatar?
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    i want that too..... (the tubeless). What are the benefits? What do I need?
    MTBing in Colombia with my 2011 FSR Stumpjumper Elite

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    Hey larlev,

    Did you have to use a compressor or did you do it with your pump? I got an adapter the other day for my compressor to fill a presta valve ($10). I'm also not sure how often I need to put more stans in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larlev
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    Quote Originally Posted by crimecrusher
    Hey larlev,

    Did you have to use a compressor or did you do it with your pump? I got an adapter the other day for my compressor to fill a presta valve ($10). I'm also not sure how often I need to put more stans in.
    sorry don't mean to thread jack...

    1) I used an air compressor.
    2) I paid 99 cents at my LBS for the adaptor not 10 dollars (ouch if you did...don't loose it).
    3) Fill in stans according to instructions which I believe is 2 ounces per 2.0 tire every 2-4 months or as needed. Again check instructions I am just recalling from memory.

    There is a lot of info out there on this. There is a great youtube video that Stans made.

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    Crimecrusher....well that fits perfectly...LOL

    We riding the trail here soon? As soon as its not so bone chilling cold. Did you buy something for the wife yet?

    Yes, I used compressor. Bought the adapters off ebay for $4 a piece..got 2 of them. Both tires filled quick, no issues with bead at all. The Larsen had thousands of tiny holes in sidewall. I used 1.5 scoops on each tire...figure when I can't hear it in there anymore I'll add a scoop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by APO.Guy
    i want that too..... (the tubeless). What are the benefits? What do I need?
    Just get you a stans kit and compressor...don't forget presta adaptor for compressor. It really is super easy. Was kinda dreading the mess really, but it wasn't bad at all. The stuff cleans up easy enough with rag and water hose. The one thing that helped was when the tire was on and stans inside...I smacked the tire all the way around. This seated the bead and then pumped up instantly.
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    I'm about due to add some more stans to mine...may have to have you supervise it, since shop did mine.

    We are planning to pull the camper to Warda this weekend to pre ride the trail for the 12 hour race Feb. 5th We are doing a 2 person coed. Got my eye on a medium S-works Safire for her...but nothing yet. BSS did a 3 hour full fit on her Stumpy and she said it's made a big differance. But we haven't ridden yet due to all the recent rain.

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    3hr's...wow. What all did they change?
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    DT Swiss tubeless of 420's

    For 2 years now they've held up:
    I wrap the rims two times around with electical tape and pour in some Stans. Put on the tires - air compressor them right up and go.

    Have 4 sets of rims with that method including my 2 and my wife's two.

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    What tires you using? Are you the one with the youtube vid?
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