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Originally Posted by Aquakitty View Post
Hi need some suggestions for inexpensive but strong rims/hubs for 29'er, some offroad and on road riding, aiming for a lighter end of the spectrum load on the bike.
you should also be thinking of a tubeless conversion... no flats.
use a latex sealant like Stan's.

so you can either use a wheelset that is Tubeless ready
or you can do a conversion

basically the deal is to seal the spoke holes and valve stem
use latex sealant and it seals all the leaks
viola! no more flats... unless you happen to just rip the tire wide open, like slash a tire with a knife

the other method is to use a Tubeless ready wheelset, therefore no rim conversion needed
and/or use a "Tubeless tire"

in the world of MTB's, just about any tire/rim combo can be converted to tubeless.

for tires I'd suggest WTB Vulpines or Nanoraptors
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