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    Can I use tubes in stans ztr crest 29 wheelset?

    curious if I can use tubes with stans ztr crest 29 wheelset and schwalbe racing ralph 2.25" tires?

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    Yes, you can use tubes in Stans rims

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    you sure can.
    been there, done that. with racing ralph 2.25" tires.

    from my experience, it was nearly impossible to mount a tire with a tube inside.
    finally i got it on and started thinking, what if i need to repair a flat on a trail during black flies
    or mosquitoes season

    so i sold crests while still new and got myself wheels built on TL28 and Blunt SL rims.
    night and day to mount a tire with a tube.
    slightly heavier than crest but i can live with that.

    or maybe i just need to practice more

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    Well i've beem forced to use a tube on my rear Crest, i could mount it easily with some plastic levers and could even mount them by hand if i wasn't such a wimp

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_29 View Post
    you sure can.
    been there, done that. with racing ralph 2.25" tires.

    from my experience, it was nearly impossible to mount a tire with a tube inside.
    finally i got it on and started thinking, what if i need to repair a flat on a trail during black flies
    or mosquitoes season

    so i sold crests while still new and got myself wheels built on TL28 and Blunt SL rims.
    night and day to mount a tire with a tube.
    slightly heavier than crest but i can live with that.

    or maybe i just need to practice more
    damn its that hard with racing ralph tires? why is it so hard? maybe i'll be buying the sealant sooner than later then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe3 View Post
    damn its that hard with racing ralph tires? why is it so hard? maybe i'll be buying the sealant sooner than later then.
    try first, maybe you'll have it easier

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    should I try using a smaller tube? like a 1.9-2.1? or is that a no no? maybe it would help since the rim has the yellow strip in it leaving less room for a tube.

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    there's a room for experimenting - you could try a narrower rim tape (for road rims) or veloplugs to create more space for a tube. also make sure all air from tube is squeezed out.
    i used 26" 2.25 tube with a wider rim tape, ran out of tapes for road rims @ that time.

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