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Old 06-12-17, 01:47 PM
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Options for budget tubeless cx wheelset

Looking to do a budget tubeless setup for cx this year. Looking primarily at lighter XC mtb wheels...However, I can't for the life of me find a 29er wheel with 19mm rim that is tubeless, quick release axles, and disc brakes.

Any suggestions?
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Old 06-12-17, 02:10 PM
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try to set up your current wheels tubeless is the cheapest option. Use gorilla tape
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Originally Posted by Skankingbiker View Post
Looking to do a budget tubeless setup for cx this year. Looking primarily at lighter XC mtb wheels...However, I can't for the life of me find a 29er wheel with 19mm rim that is tubeless, quick release axles, and disc brakes.

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You should probably be looking at road wheels, not mtb wheels.
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dt swiss r460d rims and a lot of different budget disc hub options; I've heard good things about the dt swiss 350 hubs. ETA: I don't know exactly how wide they are but I'm running the non-disc version tubeless with my Trigger 38s and they're great.

Check out velomine dot com; I've bought 3-4 wheelsets for >$200 from them and no complaints.

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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
You should probably be looking at road wheels, not mtb wheels.
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Old 06-12-17, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
try to set up your current wheels tubeless is the cheapest option. Use gorilla tape
I did. Had 2 burps last season
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For budget CX these seem pretty popular but you do realize you will probably not find both "budget" and "lighter" wheels...

Mavic Crossride Wheelset

You might do better watching on Craigslist for some used wheels
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Can't go wrong with Mavic. I've always been happy with their wheels.
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Originally Posted by Larry77 View Post
For budget CX these seem pretty popular but you do realize you will probably not find both "budget" and "lighter" wheels...
Yes, I said "lighter XC wheels"---as opposed to more robust MTB wheels.
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Depends on your definition of "lighter" but hard to beat at $179.

DT Swiss R460d Shimano RS505 Hubs Road CX Disc Brake Wheelset [640441 & 640442] - $179.00 Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super record vintage bike
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Thanks. I will check them out.....was hoping for something non-centerlock, but beggars cant be choosers i guess.
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BTW what's your budget?
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Why don't you go get your parts from bikehubstore.com and build them yourself? You can get a killer wheelset for about $450.
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Originally Posted by BigPoser View Post
Why don't you go get your parts from bikehubstore.com and build them yourself? You can get a killer wheelset for about $450.

I'd love to....But 2 kids, a 60 hr week job and backlog of house projects means what little free time I have, I want to be on my bike.
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Originally Posted by Skankingbiker View Post
I did. Had 2 burps last season
skinny strippers will cure your burps. I use them.
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Cool. A Poor Man's tubeless wheelset! Jury still out on its long-term durability.
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have you used that on non fat tires for cross? Kinda ingenious really to get close to tubular pressures
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Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
have you used that on non fat tires for cross? Kinda ingenious really to get close to tubular pressures
Yes, I use them on my tires from 32mm to 40mm. My 32mm are not tubeless so I'm running ghetto tubeless. Personally I wouldn't go much above 60-70 PSI on tubeless (regardless of design).
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Yes, I use them on my tires from 32mm to 40mm. My 32mm are not tubeless so I'm running ghetto tubeless. Personally I wouldn't go much above 60-70 PSI on tubeless (regardless of design).
how low do you go? My concern is more burping at <30psi
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Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
how low do you go? My concern is more burping at <30psi
I don't have personal experience with going that low, but anecdotal evidence is good. Also, there is a video on the site of a tire being removed from the wheel after a year and still holding air - so burping would be impossible if that is true. I would give it at least a week to ensure a good seal between the strip and the tire for burping.
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