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Conversion of Easton EA70XC to tubeless??


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Can a conversion be done on my Easton EA70 XC clinchers to tubeless? Some say it can be done, some say not? :mellow:

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Yes, EA70XC can be made tubeless with a proper tubeless rim strip like Stans. It will however never be UST because of the rim bead.

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Yes, EA70XC can be made tubeless with a proper tubeless rim strip like Stans. It will however never be UST because of the rim bead.

 

Thks for the reply...much appreciated... "It will however never be UST because of the rim bead."....Tell me more? I run Maxxis Crossmarks with tubes and if I can convert would like to use the same brand....? Just gets a little confusing for me sometimes,,all this conversion talk....what, when, how etc.... but would really like to go the tubeless route.....should have thought about it before I bought the Easton EA70XC 26'...... :blush:

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Thks for the reply...much appreciated... "It will however never be UST because of the rim bead."....Tell me more? I run Maxxis Crossmarks with tubes and if I can convert would like to use the same brand....? Just gets a little confusing for me sometimes,,all this conversion talk....what, when, how etc.... but would really like to go the tubeless route.....should have thought about it before I bought the Easton EA70XC 26'...... :blush:

An UST rim is designed to work with an UST tyre, because of the interlocking beads. Your EA70XC rim can be made tubeless without any problems and will work with your Maxxis Crossmarks, but will never be as secure as a UST rim/tyre combo. Many mtbikers are enjoying many carefree miles on non-UST wheel combo's, but there is always a chance that the tyre can pop off the rim. It has happen to me three times, once while doing 30km plus.That was good enough reason for me to get proper UST EA90XC wheels.

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An UST rim is designed to work with an UST tyre, because of the interlocking beads. Your EA70XC rim can be made tubeless without any problems and will work with your Maxxis Crossmarks, but will never be as secure as a UST rim/tyre combo. Many mtbikers are enjoying many carefree miles on non-UST wheel combo's, but there is always a chance that the tyre can pop off the rim. It has happen to me three times, once while doing 30km plus.That was good enough reason for me to get proper UST EA90XC wheels.

 

Thks Andre T.....took the plunge and did the conversion! with proper tubeless tyres... had them done a few hours ago.....sealed nicely....air holding tight!.....slight test run done.....and still holding.....will see how they go over the longer distance.... thks again for the info offered :thumbup:

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