Originally Posted by dminor
^^ I'm very partial to the Ollie's System
myself. Cheaper; more reliable; simple.
1. I have never heard of that until now... is that like a professional ghetto tubeless setup? by that I mean the split tube trick, often using a 20" bmx tube in a 26" wheel or 24" in a 29er?
2. On my road bike and my wife's hybrid, I just use Mr Tuffy liners. They will stop most normal road debris. Sometimes a goathead will still go through, however, I've also pulled small bits of metal such as a staple or shards of glass out of a tire without a flat, meaning that the tuffy did stop it.
3. Anyway, tubeless is very easy if you have a wheel and tire that both have a UST-shaped bead. I have wrestled with stans strips, standard tires, air compressor, the whole bit. I will never try that again.
I have a set of Mavic Crossmax wheels on my MTB and also CX bike (the 29er version
) which do have a UST shaped bead. I have mounted following tires straight up, and inflated with a normal pump in seconds with no tricks, no sealant (I do add it afterwards, of course), and just a light bath of dish soap & water on the bead.
- Maxxis Crossmark LUST
- Specialized Ground Control 2Bliss
- Bontrager XR3 TL-R / Team Issue
- Geax Saguaro TNT
- Hutchinson Piranha CX tubeless
Lightweight UST, 2Bliss, TubeLess-Ready, Tube No Tube, or just 'tubeless' : whatever the tire manufacturer calls it, as long as it has the UST bead shape and depth, you will be tubeless in minutes. You might then get a bit messy adding sealant, and definitely suggest using a stans (or other) injector.