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Tubeless rims

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Tubeless rims

I need some education here about tubeless rims. Is it possible to use a regular tire(with tube) on a tubeless rim such as a Stans Notubes ZTR Alpha 340 without messing with the same process of putting a tubeless tire on? My Dad wants to run a pair of these, but he doesn't want to run them tubeless. Unless someone can recommend me a rim under $75 with a similar weight.
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Yes, you can run a standard clincher on a tubeless ready rim.
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Thanks, I know it seems like a dumb question, I just wanted to be sure.
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Why doesn't he just get some regular clinchers? Is he getting a screaming deal on the Stan's wheelset?
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I work at a bike shop, so I can get a pro deal on them.
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The process of putting a tubeless tire is identical to the process of putting on a clincher except you skip the step where you have to install the tube. If it is a true Road Tubeless rim you do not have to run sealant. You mount the tire and ride.
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Most of my co workers are big into mountain bikes and they all run notubes rims. They always use the sealant when mounting the tire/setting up the wheel.
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Originally Posted by Brazos
The process of putting a tubeless tire is identical to the process of putting on a clincher except you skip the step where you have to install the tube. If it is a true Road Tubeless rim you do not have to run sealant. You mount the tire and ride.
If one does that, he is an easy target for any small puncture resulting in a flat.
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