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    Tubeless question

    Last fall, I converted my wtb laser disc trails to tubeless using a stans conversion kit. My tires are 26" maxxis ignitor exo. When I did the conversion, I did the insulation tape in the channel, per everything I've read about converting these rims.

    When I deflate the tires to check the stans for boogers, they immediately pop off the bead and into the channel. Shouldn't they be staying attached to the bead? If so, I'm wondering if I need to do another wrap or two of insulation. Other than this, they hold air fine...no burps. I lose around 5 psi over the course of a week and then no more.

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    The tires should ideally stay attached to the bead. But since you are not actually using a tubeless rim, the tire will unseat itself when deflated. This has to do entirely with the bead shape of the rim, and no amount of tape you put on will fix it. It's just something you'll have to live with unless you want to buy a proper tubeless rim.

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