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Can I convert Alex rims MD 17 26inch to tubless


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I have a Silverback stride 10 26inch that my son uses ..it's a great bike a few years old but in great shape and reliable. I want to convert it to tubeless. The rims are Alex md17 can these be converted to tubeless and if so how is it done and what sort of cost am I looking at?

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No you cannot convert to tubeless.... if you want to go tubeless I recommend this...

 

 

https://www.cannondale.com/en/bikes/mountain/cross-country/scalpel#sort=%40msrpraw%20descending

 

the new Cannondale Scapel SI hiMod

 

 

EDIT:

Apparently they can

 

https://community.bikehub.co.za/topic/168718-alex-rims-md17/

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you can convert pretty much anything to tubeless, so yes.

 

Tubeless rim tape - about R50 (or R600 for 65m on CWCycles, but that is enough for maybe 25 or 30 wheels). Best here is to ask your LBS if they will tape them for you? Or keep it and use it later.

 

You can probably use your existing tyres too. I've ridden non-tubeless tyres for years with Stans inside. But inflating might need a compressor to get them seated the first time. 

 

use youtube for techniques :)

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No you cannot convert to tubeless.... if you want to go tubeless I recommend this...

 

 

https://www.cannondale.com/en/bikes/mountain/cross-country/scalpel#sort=%40msrpraw%20descending

 

the new Cannondale Scapel SI hiMod

 

 

EDIT:

Apparently they can

 

https://community.bikehub.co.za/topic/168718-alex-rims-md17/

That Cannondale looks like it will cost a spot more than some Stan's and some rimtape????????????

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No you cannot convert to tubeless.... if you want to go tubeless I recommend this...

 

 

https://www.cannondale.com/en/bikes/mountain/cross-country/scalpel#sort=%40msrpraw%20descending

 

the new Cannondale Scapel SI hiMod

 

 

EDIT:

Apparently they can

 

https://community.bikehub.co.za/topic/168718-alex-rims-md17/

Thanks for the link ...I will need to get tyres the small block eights that are on the bike are old and worn ....sigh the mission to find a set of 26inch tubeless tyres that don't bankrupt me when I'm already bankrupt from this stupid Corona crap is going to be quite a thing ...
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you can convert pretty much anything to tubeless, so yes.

 

Tubeless rim tape - about R50 (or R600 for 65m on CWCycles, but that is enough for maybe 25 or 30 wheels). Best here is to ask your LBS if they will tape them for you? Or keep it and use it later.

 

You can probably use your existing tyres too. I've ridden non-tubeless tyres for years with Stans inside. But inflating might need a compressor to get them seated the first time.

 

use youtube for techniques :)

Thanks for the advice I'll get some rim tape and have a bash at it ...but I need to get new tyres as the ones on the bike are not great anymore ...

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