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Mavic Open Pro converted to tubeless?

Old 03-28-21, 07:37 PM
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Mavic Open Pro converted to tubeless?

I'm hearing more and more about the benefits of going tubeless.

I have a set of Mavic Open Pro Rims. Can these be used for tubeless setups or is it not worth the hassle?

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If this is an older rim, I would think it would be difficult, but not impossible. I personally would not do it. The Open Pro I have have has the eyelets in the rim bed for the spokes and I would imagine that being problem area for a good seal.
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Originally Posted by Symox
I'm hearing more and more about the benefits of going tubeless.

I have a set of Mavic Open Pro Rims. Can these be used for tubeless setups or is it not worth the hassle?

Thanks
You could potentially get a tubeless tire to seal if you screwed around with the tape job, but I'd generally recommend against trying.

Inner tubes play a role in tire retention, they help to prevent dangerous blow-offs. And this is a trickier problem to solve in road than in MTB because of the suppleness of the tires and the high pressures used. "Tubeless" rims are designed to achieve a snug and precise bead fit.

Also, depending on the eyelet design, you might not have an easy time achieving a functioning sealed tubeless tape job in the first place.
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Thanks. I think I'll stick with tubed - not worth the hassle for me.
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How old are your Open Pros? They've been around for ages, but at least some of the newer ones are tubeless (UST) compatible. If they're not UST, I'd forget about it.
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How old are your Open Pros? They've been around for ages, but at least some of the newer ones are tubeless (UST) compatible. If they're not UST, I'd forget about it.
they’re about 13 years old

yeah, after reading up on it, tubeless is not for me
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Depends on the age. I thought mavic released a newer version that you CAN run tubeless, like, 2-3 years ago. Older ones, NO. I recall reading back in the day that they were the one rim you do NOT want to try tubeless on, it just won't work.
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