I need advice about my rims.

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    • #316338

      Hi all, I am wanting to go tubeless but I am not 100% sure if my rims will hold the bead. Please advise

    • #316970

      I suggest you to purchase tubeless tyre rims. Beacuse the weight and balance of tubeless tyre it different than a ordinary one. I bought tubeless tyre and special design rim from Ritecoupons by using Money saving coupons, there are many varieties of rims are also available if you really wanna buy then once check there.

    • #317828

      I’d suggest posting what the brand of the rims are.  There may be some that have direct experience.

    • #318048

      Hi, thanks for the feedback. My rims are giant cr70 29″ 6061 they are the stock rims that came on my Giant Revel. I don’t have the budget to get new rims, I am also considering getting tubes with sealant instead, might work out to be less of a hassle.

      • #318076

        While it’s always best to go with TR wheels and tires some have had success with a ghetto tubeless setup.  I’ve never tried it so I can’t recommend but here’s a link which provides insight.  There’s a post further down that provides exact directions if you want to go that route.  There are also numerous “how to” videos that walk you through the steps.


        Let us know what you decide.

    • #318073

      Ask your Giant dealer if these rims are tubeless ready.  I bet they would know.

    • #318074

      As is they are not tubeless ready. Doesn’t rim tape sort that issue out??

      • #318082

        Tubeless tape is part of it.

        it helps to make the rim air tight because of the spoke holes.  However the rim bead is also really important.  If the rim does not have a proper bead it will most likely not hold the tire properly. You could have anything from minor “burps” where the tire slips off the bead momentarily, all the way to full blown blow outs of the tire.

        So, you need to find out if that rim is designed to run tubeless tires. If it is, get the proper sized tubeless rim tape, tape up the rim. Then get tubeless ready tires, sealant and tubeless valves.

        Tubeless, when done correctly, is a far better set up than tubes.

    • #318083

      Thanks all for the feedback. I think it’s going to be a hassle to try find out if my rims will work or not and I can’t afford to buy the stuff and have it not work. I will rather do tubes with sealant, at least that way I know that it will work out.

      Thanks again all

    • #318860

      JB, the lack of bead retention of your rims makes tubeless undesirable since reliability is not the same without the bead lock groove on either side. Burping is stupid easy as well as complete air loss without warning.

      Frankly, I would look for proper tubeless compatible rims that fit your budget for reliability and safety reasons.

    • #500232

      Tubeless tire is too good and best for balancing the cars but tubeless tire suits on it rim, In my opinion, you should purchase a new rim too. Me and my friend always use amazon promo codes offer by saveucoupon. This store has a huge collection of rims and other accessories. I recommend you to check this store once, I am pretty sure you will love its products with eye catching price.

    • #500503

      I bought a Stans ZTR Crest rim (aluminum), then bought carbon rims. The weight difference was NOT worth the extra money and only noticeable at first yet the Stans rims are much cheaper. $400 wasted on one wheel. Have the Stans rim sitting but it’s 27.5. Could most likely find a bargain on Ebay.


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