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Old 05-01-21, 08:13 PM
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How do I know if these are tubeless ready wheels?





I know they are listed as tubeless ready on website, but not sure if they were in 2019 or not.

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The current generation A23 rim is tubeless compatible. All you need to make it tubeless ready is the rim tape and tubeless valve.
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Technically, all modern day rims are tubeless ready.

You can take pretty much any clincher rim and convert it to tubeless. It's all about proper installation of the right kind of tape and sealant and stem.

Tires however....

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Originally Posted by mrrabbit View Post
Technically, all modern day rims are tubeless ready.

You can take pretty much any clincher rim and convert it to tubeless. It's all about proper installation of the right kind of tape and sealant and stem.
Hmm. So, thereís nothing special about the bead hook shape on a rim designated by the manufacturer as tubeless compatible?

I donít know much about them, but I assumed there was.
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Originally Posted by Broctoon View Post
Hmm. So, thereís nothing special about the bead hook shape on a rim designated by the manufacturer as tubeless compatible?

I donít know much about them, but I assumed there was.
There is. I tried setting up my Ksyrium SLs for tubeless and the beads would not lock. Glad I gave up before filling the tire with sealant.

The lesson is, if you don't know for sure, tape the rim. Tubes don't care what kind of a rim strip you're using. Install the valve. Mount the tubeless-compatible tire. If the beads lock and the tire holds some air, you're ready to try it with sealant. If not, use a tube.
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Originally Posted by mrrabbit View Post
Technically, all modern day rims are tubeless ready.

You can take pretty much any clincher rim and convert it to tubeless. It's all about proper installation of the right kind of tape and sealant and stem.

Tires however....

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Not sure if this is accurate and not something I would risk.
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Originally Posted by Atlas Shrugged View Post
Not sure if this is accurate and not something I would risk.
Post above yours is the answer....if the rim is not explicitly stated as "tubeless ready." Better option is uses a tubeless compatible rim (explicitly stated so by the manufacturer) if one has a hankering to be tubeless.
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In the wild west days before lots of manufactures started making tubeless-specific rims it was basically a coin toss as to whether you could make a rim tubeless or not -- some rim/tire combos really worked well, some didn't. So trying to go tubeless on a rim that is not specifically designated as such is not really that outlandish, it's been done a bunch.

Of course there's no reason to now since everyone makes tubeless rims.

OPs rims look like modern Velocity A23s which are, in fact, tubeless.
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It's definitely not outlandish, but having a process for getting the beads to seat is the best insurance against dumping sealant in a tire that won't seat, and then you've got a mess. In fact, to this day, even on rims and tires that are tubeless ready, I still seat the beads first....then put the sealant in. Habits.
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Originally Posted by Badger6 View Post
Post above yours is the answer....if the rim is not explicitly stated as "tubeless ready." Better option is uses a tubeless compatible rim (explicitly stated so by the manufacturer) if one has a hankering to be tubeless.
Absolutely.

Now I've heard of "ghetto tubeless," riders and mechanics actually successfully mounting tubless tires tubeless on non-tubeless rims. But that's with varying levels of success and reliability. Personally and professionally, I have more important things to do than spend hours trying to get equipment to do something it wasn't designed to do.

But yeah, if your A23s aren't branded tubeless ready, TLR, 2Bliss, or whatever, don't count on them working tubeless. Trust me, if a component is tubeless ready. the manufacturer will brag about it quite loudly.
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Originally Posted by oldbobcat View Post
Absolutely.

Now I've heard of "ghetto tubeless," riders and mechanics actually successfully mounting tubless tires tubeless on non-tubeless rims. But that's with varying levels of success and reliability. Personally and professionally, I have more important things to do than spend hours trying to get equipment to do something it wasn't designed to do.

But yeah, if your A23s aren't branded tubeless ready, TLR, 2Bliss, or whatever, don't count on them working tubeless. Trust me, if a component is tubeless ready. the manufacturer will brag about it quite loudly.
The Velocity website says the A23 has a tubeless ready design. In an earlier reply, I specified current generation A23, because earlier generations were not as far as I know https://www.velocityusa.com/product/rims/a23-622
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