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    Making non-tubeless wheels tubeless?

    Hey guys,

    My friend has a 2016 Giant Stance-1 with non-tubeless wheels. Is it possible to make them tubeless by wrapping Gorilla tape around them? I saw a guy making his fat bike wheels into tubeless with Gorilla tape.
    Thanks!

    https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/stance-27dot5-1-2016

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    You can do it, but ghetto tubeless does not always have the greatest results including having the tire roll off the rim. IMO not worth the risk, but depends how hard you ride it.
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    I've gone ghetto and have not had issues yet.

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    I have had excellent luck with the split tube ghetto method. I tried the tape method on an older bike, and had a massive burp of the front tire. It scared the crap out of me. No tape for me on ghetto.

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    Gorilla tape works great. Make sure you have tubeless tires. Install and inflate w/o sealant first. If they hold some air for 30 min or so, add sealant and go.

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