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How to convert a MTB/Road wheel to Tubeless?

Converting a wheel to Tubeless

Whether you want to mount a tubeless road wheel or a tubeless MTB wheel, the methods are identical. That's why we offer you this tubeless MTB and tubeless road tutorial.
Required tools: Soft cloth / Degreaser / Tape / Cutter / Tubeless valve / Preventive fluid / Tyre changer / Compressor or CO2


Clean the rim base

1/ Clean the rim base

With a degreaser and a soft cloth.

Apply the tape

2/ Apply the tape

Power Tape type or other on the base of the rim.

Stretch out the tape

3/ Stretch out the tape

Evenly but not excessively.

Press hard

4/ Press hard

On the scotch tape once the installation is complete to ensure that it is well pressed against the rim.

Locate

5/ Locate

The valve, and use a cutter to make a cross-shaped cut in the tape so that the valve can be inserted.

Insert the valve

6/ Insert the valve

Into the hole provided for this purpose.

Screw in the valve

7/ Screw in the valve

Not forgetting the small gasket for sealing.

Mount the first tyre bead

8/ Mount the first tyre bead

Pour the preventive

9/ Pour the preventive

Directly into the tyre instead of through the valve. This prevents the product from clogging the valve as it dries.

Close the tyre

10/ Close the tyre

By pressing strongly along the bead.

In order not to lose any preventive

11/ In order not to lose any preventive

Use a plastic tyre lever just to fit the last few inches of the tyre.

Inflate the tyre

12/ Inflate the tyre

With a compressor like the Airshot Tubeless. If you do not have one, take a 16g Co2 cartridge to inflate it. With a foot pump at 4 bars. Between your fingers or on the bike, so that the preventive can spread evenly over the entire surface of the tyre.

Here's a tip: To make it easier to press the tyre beads onto the rim when inflating, spray a few drops of washing-up liquid mixed with water onto the two beads (before fitting). This will allow an instantaneous seating.

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