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Going tubeless on my Niner RLT9

Old 12-27-15, 02:23 AM
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Going tubeless on my Niner RLT9

Hey everyone,

I am considering going tubeless on my New Niner RLT9 2-star build. The bike has their Alloy Wheelset with Schwalbe Sammy Slicks. I know both the stock tires, and rims are NOT tubeless compatible. So i will need Tubeless tires, and a conversion kit.

My question is; What conversion kit is best for the wheelset? I would assume the "Cyclocross" kit from Stan's will work? I haven't taken a measurement to the rims yet.

In terms of tires, I have my eye on a set of Panaracer Gravelking 700x40's at my LBS.

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Old 12-27-15, 09:05 AM
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I don't know what tire pressure you're planning to run, but if it's above, like, 30psi, which I imagine it would be because of the narrow size, I would suggest getting a tubeless rim, because why risk blowing or burping a bead?

I've also never seen 40c Gravelkings; are you sure about that? And they're tubeless?

EDIT: Ok, found the 40c GKs; good to know about. Thanks.

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Look up Fatty Stripper. I am going to use them for my Fat Bike, CC bike, and the road bike. The owner will cut one strip for two skinny rims since they are are for fat rims. What I like about them is:

They are thin rubber, flexible, and very light
They cover the bead, making for a very secure bead seal and interface
They have the best record for sealing fat bike rims (inner tubes split in half can do the same thing at many times the weight)

I have used Stan's tape till now but am hearing so many good things abut these rubberized rim strips that I ordered them based on the reviews on the MTB forums.
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Some people swear by the "split tube" method. You don't need tubeless rims or tires to employ it. Try it with the rims and tires that you already have. I'm going to try it on my 29+.

Also, look for a thread about problems with tubeless. I found one and many people went back to tubes.
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