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hi guys

 

 

 

im new to mountain biking! and now need to get new tyres, i want to go tubeless im sick of punctures, what is the best way to do this, i know that my rims are not rubless rims, what is a good setup going to set me back ie decent tubless tyres and converting rims etc???

 

 

 

please help, any help or suggestions would be great!!!

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unless you go the ghetto route, look at R600-R800 for the conversion kit, and between R700-R1400 for decent tyres.

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What rims do you have?

On certain rims you can do a very easy cheap conversion yourself and then all you'll need is 2 new tyres!

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got a link for the komodos or pythons??? sorry i have no idea on this stuff....Thanks for the advice tho..

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What rims do you have?

 

On certain rims you can do a very easy cheap conversion yourself and then all you'll need is 2 new tyres!

 

 

 

well the bike is a 2yr old trek 4500, the rims are the standard ones that came with the bike Bontrager. not sure is that helps??? i doubt it can take tubeless tyres i will have to do conversion on the rims....

 

 

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sorry, no link unfortunately. just thinking of cheapish tyres. not sure of the price. do a search here for ghetto to go the cheap tubeless route. if bigben can do it, so can you smiley2.gif

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That is true. You will have to do the conversion.

 

Like HR said You can try to find a Stans kit for R600 but they usualy go for close to R950 these days.

 

There is however a cheaper option where you buy two velves, and the sealant and use insulation tape or the real ghetto converstion with the bmx tube!

 

Let me know what you decide, I'll try and help! 
Regard2009-10-06 23:02:33
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well bike shops near me can do the conversion for R500 using a kit they make up and they say it works!!?? just not sure wat a good set tyres are to get?? i ride mainly trails and stuff but also sometimes very muddy conditions...

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If you are not a race snake, and you do general trail riding Kenda Nevagal's are awesome all-round tyres. They do well in the mud too.

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a set of 20" or 24 " tubes @ R100,

a bottle of Stans or Joes @ R200

A sharp knife/blade to trim the tube left out, levers, pump (preferably a compressor), time and a little common knowledge

that leaves you with.......Say R900 to spend on some decend Maxis wheels.

You should have change in your pocket at the end of the day.

 

That is what I did and I am going for my 2nd year like this. Tubes are history for me.

 

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oh' date=' and scrap the komodo idea. forgot that kenda doesn't recommend the use of sealant with their tyres. smiley9.gif [/quote']

Good point!
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a set of 20" or 24 " tubes @ R100' date='a bottle of Stans or Joes @ R200A sharp knife/blade to trim the tube left out, levers, pump (preferably a compressor), time and a little common knowledgethat leaves you with.......Say R900 to spend on some decend Maxis wheels.You should have change in your pocket at the end of the day.That is what I did and I am going for my 2nd year like this. Tubes are history for me.

 

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care to share a link to a site that explains how to do the conversion??? please.....

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a set of 20" or 24 " tubes @ R100' date='
a bottle of Stans or Joes @ R200
A sharp knife/blade to trim the tube left out, levers, pump (preferably a compressor), time and a little common knowledge
that leaves you with.......Say R900 to spend on some decend Maxis wheels.
You should have change in your pocket at the end of the day.

That is what I did and I am going for my 2nd year like this. Tubes are history for me.
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I did the BMX tube conversion myself too, absolutely no problems.

I use Maxxis Monorails and Crossmarks with Joe's Sealant - never had a single problem.
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