• 07-09-2014
    skellz
    what tubeless kit do i need - hope tech enduro wheels 27.5
    I just built myself a new Nomad. I would like to go tubeless but never done it before and my wheels are pretty new on the market?
    and being 27.5 i dont know where to start as i hear some kits are no good with dif wheel types?

    So here we go.
    What tubeless kit do i need for a set of hope tech enduro wheels 27.5 and are my tyres tubeless compatable?

    Tyres are Maxxis Ardent 2.5

    thankyou
  • 07-09-2014
    Bike Whisperer
    I believe they just need tape and valves. They're 23mm wide internal so a ~25mm wide tape and some tubeless valves will do.

    Pick your choice of tape and valves from Stans, WTB, Velocity, CaffeLatex, OrangeSeal, etc.

    Or DIY with Gorilla Tape or 3M 8898 tape and valves cut out of tubes.
  • 07-13-2014
    dwt
    what tubeless kit do i need - hope tech enduro wheels 27.5
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bike Whisperer View Post

    Or DIY with Gorilla Tape or 3M 8898 tape and valves cut out of tubes.

    +1. Valves with removable cores cut from tubes potentially cheaper than valve only, believe it or not, plus you can cut the valve/rim interface on valve to any shape you prefer. For me, I like rectangle over stock Stan's round


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  • 08-27-2014
    prix
    And did you get the Hope Tech Enduro tubeless ready? I ordered also one and wanted to make them tubeless. But the way they are constructed you can forget this task.
    A wide sealed rim tape (e.c. stans notube 25mm) will never stay in place. The rim has a profile where a 13-14mm rim tape will fit, but then you just have 1mm to the wholes of the spokes. So it's very likeley (as I tried it) during asseble the tire displaces the tape.

    Pretty annoied by this missleading marketing!
  • 08-27-2014
    skellz
    Hi.. I used 25mm and I'm now tubeless..I loose a bit of pressure on the front now n then but that from my valve not sitting right.
  • 08-28-2014
    dwt
    what tubeless kit do i need - hope tech enduro wheels 27.5
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by skellz View Post
    Hi.. I used 25mm and I'm now tubeless..I loose a bit of pressure on the front now n then but that from my valve not sitting right.

    IME, leaking valve is the prime cause of air loss from newly mounted tire. I always put a dab of rubber cement under the valve when installing in the rim, then hand tighten valve nut as hard as I can. Once the tire is seated and sealant shaken to coat the entire inside of tire, the valve will be air tight


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  • 08-28-2014
    skellz
    thanks for the tip

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dwt View Post
    IME, leaking valve is the prime cause of air loss from newly mounted tire. I always put a dab of rubber cement under the valve when installing in the rim, then hand tighten valve nut as hard as I can. Once the tire is seated and sealant shaken to coat the entire inside of tire, the valve will be air tight


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