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    Rabbit Hole Tubeless Advice

    Looking for advice regarding how to proceed with tubeless set up on 50mm OD rabbit hole wheels on recently purchased used bike. Interior rim width 44mm. My first time.

    Had another flat with my tubed set up and am motivated to move forward with tubeless set up. I took the tire off the rim and found the rim strip taped in the rim with what appears to be black gorilla tape. Tape seen on one side then on other side with sporadic spaces with no tape. See photos

    Considering using Frost King tape. Comes in 2" or 1" width's.

    Feel free to give your advice.

    1) Do I need to do anything with rim strip as is currently set up? Ok to use original strip?
    2) What width tape would you use? How many wraps? Taping pattern?
    3) Do you tape from rim shelf to shelf or do you extend the tape up each sidewall?
    4) Any other advice?

    I plan on using tubes and dry mounting and leaving for a day before adding Berrymans sealant. Read where I should use epoxy on overlapping ends of tape.
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    Split tubeless is what I recommend for those. Use a layer of sill foam between the rim strip and split tube to assist in catching the bead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Split tubeless is what I recommend for those. Use a layer of sill foam between the rim strip and split tube to assist in catching the bead.
    Thank you for your reply!

    In past threads I've read where the "Split Tubeless" method can be really reliable, maybe even the most reliable with these Surly wheels with cutouts. It would seem if you change tires, it could be difficult to get the tube positioned just right and would need a new tube each time. Is this correct?

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    Anyone who has taped Surly wheels with success, feel free to chime in as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtail1416 View Post
    Thank you for your reply!

    In past threads I've read where the "Split Tubeless" method can be really reliable, maybe even the most reliable with these Surly wheels with cutouts. It would seem if you change tires, it could be difficult to get the tube positioned just right and would need a new tube each time. Is this correct?
    I have had some success re using a tube when swapping tires but not usually on Rabbit Holes. Best off keeping a few Q Tubes in stock. These are 29" rims? Use a 26" tube for best results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtail1416 View Post
    Anyone who has taped Surly wheels with success, feel free to chime in as well.
    Not rabbit holes, but I'm using Sun Mulefut 50 sl, which are a very similar style. They are setup tubeless with a wrap of gorilla tape on top of the original rim strip, and Stan's sealant. Vittoria mezcal 2.6 rear, bomboloni 3.0 front. I just rode 1800km on my bikepacking bike without a single flat, and didn't even have to top them off that often.

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    The Sun Mulefut is WAY better at tubeless than a RH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    The Sun Mulefut is WAY better at tubeless than a RH.
    Ahh, gotcha.

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