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    Anyone have any experience of using the tubeless kit on Duster rims?

    I've just picked up the tubeless rim strips for my Stache's rims, I was surprised to see they were literally just a rim strip, no tape and just designed to run with a Stans valve.

    Just wondering if you guys had any experience of this setup, if you used any tape and how you got on with the kit?


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    As long as you got the Rhythm rim strips, it should work. Not the exact same, but i've used TLR strips on Mustang rims, which was fine because theyre the same shape as the RL/RXL series. So, i think the Dusters are the same profile/shape as the Rhythm series.

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    You may want to use Bontrager valves, the Bontrager tubeless rim strips are keyed specifically for them. You will not not any rim tape. Super easy conversion have fun!

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    Thanks guys, I assumed they would have arrived with the valves but I'll try them with the stans ones first and see how I get on.

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    Anyone have any experience of using the tubeless kit on Duster rims?

    Just checked the Bontrager site and their valves look exactly the same as the Stan's, so we should be good! I'll let you know tomorrow though! 😄


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    Worked perfectly and definitely a much easier system to fit than Stans own kit, their valves work fine with the Bontrager rim strips though. Seated first time and after a 40psi inflation, dropped them down to 30. Should keep their air after a couple of rides, I'm guessing...

    My bike went from 26.75 down to 26.1 lbs (with pedals, light mount, Garmin mount and bottle cage) so not a bad weight saving.

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    The Bontrager mtb TLR valves have a round base which fits into strip. The Bonty road valves are the rectangular ones that look just like Stan's.
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    Anyone have any experience of using the tubeless kit on Duster rims?

    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    Just checked the Bontrager site and their valves look exactly the same as the Stan's, so we should be good! I'll let you know tomorrow though!


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    The Bonty valves are NOT the same as any other brand. They have a metal base with a rubber O-ring. Very secure, reliable and durable. I have been using the same pair since 2004. Same TLR rimstrips, too.
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    Yup I'm having big issues keeping air in my tyres so I'll be swapping out for the Bonty valves this week.

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    Anyone have any experience of using the tubeless kit on Duster rims?

    Left one is Bonty, right is Stan's. Makes a huge difference using the proprietary ones.
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    Anyone have any experience of using the tubeless kit on Duster rims?

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    Left one is Bonty, right is Stan's. Makes a huge difference using the proprietary ones.
    That's fantastic thanks for sharing. I'm using the Stan's one on the right but will make sure I fit the Bontys as soon as possible.
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    Picked the Bontrager valves and swapped the Stans ones out, everything was nice and straight forward, they seated nicely on the rim strips. Got up this morning and they haven't lost any air, I'd go as far to say that this is the best tubeless kits I've used, at least in terms of setup and everything points to them being right up there in use too. Very happy and thanks for all your helps with this, I think I'll use the Stans valves on a ghetto setup for my Crossrip.

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    I have the official kit in my Fuel. Really happy.

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