Join Date: Jul 2011
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Originally Posted by CanadianBiker32
Do I need to get special rims to go tubeless on my MTB?
Probably not. Depends on the rim but usually most rims are convertable to tubeless.
There are two methods to ghetto tubeless.
1) the smaller split inner tube method. This requires a good rim strip, for 26" rims a 20"-24" inch inner tube and sealant
2) the gorilla tape method (which I prefer) which requires a roll of gorilla tape (needs to be gorilla tape, normal duct tape is not going to cut it), an extra valve (can be cut from a extra inner tube but can also be bought) and sealant.
Not going to go through the whole method here since you can easily google the methods.
Inner tube ghetto tubeless or
gorilla tape ghetto tubeless or gorilla tubeless