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HED Tomcats and the Kenda tyres - tubeless ready?

Old 07-22-16, 12:52 PM
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HED Tomcats and the Kenda tyres - tubeless ready?

Just ordered the Haanjo, and the Haanjen. They come with HED Tomcat rims, and Kenda Happy Mediums/Warthog tyres.

Are these all tubeless ready?

Have seen several references on forums, Jensons website, reviews etc that suggest that they are, but when I mailed HED they replied as below.

Hi Deepak,
Tomcat rims are not tubeless ready, they do not have a welded seam. Therefore the seam is not airtight.

Andy Tetmeyer, Repository of Knowledge
Hed Cycling Products
651 653 0202
hedtech@hedcycling.com www.hedcycling.com

And Diamondback said.

They are not tubeless ready, abut you can add a tubeless kit with sealant, valves and tape and get tires that are tubeless.

Thank you for writing.

So, they want me to change the tyres.

Kenda website says that the Happy Mediums and the Warthogs are tubeless ready.

So, can I just use tape and sealant safely?
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rim tubeless ready

Actually every rim is tubeless capable. Just add Stans tape to them (2 rounds) and tubeless valve stems and you are good to go. Tires have to be specifically tubeless though.

I've set up three separate sets of rims that were not designated tubeless, put the stans tape on , put on some tubeless tires , 2 oz. of sealant in each tire and ready to go.
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Originally Posted by Jackmen
Actually every rim is tubeless capable. Just add Stans tape to them (2 rounds) and tubeless valve stems and you are good to go. Tires have to be specifically tubeless though.

I've set up three separate sets of rims that were not designated tubeless, put the stans tape on , put on some tubeless tires , 2 oz. of sealant in each tire and ready to go.

I thought that rims for tubeless have a special profile which keeps the tyre beads seated without a tube in place?
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