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Easy tubeless conversion - we show you how it's done!

Why should you set up your bike tubeless? The tubeless system has some obvious benefits: Improved safety, less air pressure is needed and on top of that, you can save some weight off your bike. With our step-by-step guide, going tubeless is a breeze.

Have fun!

Some advice before we start

  1. For a successful tubeless conversion, you need rims and tires that are "tubeless ready". Only they can make sure that no air escapes between rim and tire bead. You will also need tubeless rim tape, valves and sealant for protection against flats.
  2. For successfully sealing everything, the tubeless rim tape has to be the right width for your rims.
  3. Using a compressor greatly facilitates the first-time tubeless setup. A regular floor pump can lead to massive problems when inflating the tire and is not the best choice.

Got it? Great! Then let´s get started!

1. Preparation

Thoroughly clean your rim, so the rim tape can be installed without forming bubbles.

Hint: Use a truing stand for installing the rim tape. If you don't have one, just use your bike instead.

2. Tubeless converion

Working steps:

  1. Install the rim tape overlapping about 3 cm over the valve hole. Pay attention not to leave air bubbles and make sure the tape is properly aligned.
  2. Make a hole for the valve and put it into your rim carefully.
  3. Now you can install the tire and fill in sealant.
  4. Nun kannst Du Deinen Reifen montieren und das Reifendichtmittel in den Reifen einfüllen.
    Hint:There are two ways to do this: Either just put the tire onto the rim on one side and fill in sealant from the bottle (as shown in the video) or install the tire completely and fill in sealant through the valve hole using an off-the-shelf syringe.
  5. Now use a compressor to inflate the tire. A loud "plopping" noise signals that the tire has taken its place in the rim base.
  6. Close the valve and give the wheel a couple of rotations, so that the sealant is evenly distributed.

3. Testride

Now you can check if your tubeless system is airtight. When setting it up for the first time, it may take a couple of rides until the sealant has done its job and the system does not lose any air. Done!

Hint: Check if there still is enough sealant left inside your tires regularly. For refilling, just use the valve hole and pour in additional sealant if necessary.

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