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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:39 am 
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Newbie tubeless question...Santa Cruz specs tubeless on their new bikes but I'm not sure about the one I have. Is deflating the tire the only way to check? Maybe if I deflate it some then try to push in the valve stem...tubeless should have a rigid stem at all pressures, right?

Anyway, if it's not tubeless I want to convert it. The rims are WTB tubeless ready, tires are Ardent 2.25.


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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:56 pm 
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if it is tubeless you will start losing air as soon as you push the stem up because the outer nut is what holds it in place

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Thanks Jim, they're tubed.

Now I need to fig. out what to do to convert them. I'm a tubeless newbie. The WTB rims look ready to go, they have a nice sealed rim strip. Just need to solve the valve stem issue and get sealant in there I guess.


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Thanks Jim, they're tubed.

Now I need to fig. out what to do to convert them. I'm a tubeless newbie. The WTB rims look ready to go, they have a nice sealed rim strip. Just need to solve the valve stem issue and get sealant in there I guess.


Sounds good both are available separately. Stans has some good videos on their web site. To me the key is soaping up the tire beads so they seat easily. If they seat fully they tend not to burp air.

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You can get valve stems that just fit inside the wheel if you have a good rim strip, and a compressor to fill the tire up fast.

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