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HamboCairns

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I had another great day on the bike today and I got to use my dropper in anger, I took on some (for me) steep technical sections, downhill single track with rooty drops and the bike handled it with ease! I found my butt naturally dropping down and letting the bike's momentum carry me forward and down.

I'm sure you've all done these things a million times before but it's so exciting when you get to experience it for yourself!
 

HamboCairns

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Ok so I have a big tub of Stan's sealant, tubeless ready wheels and tyres, two tubeless valves and a Specialized Tire Setter (https://www.specialized.com/au/en/air-tool-blast-tubeless-tire-setter/p/156624?color=232984-156624&searchText=47216-3460).

Is the correct method to take the tube out, insert the new valve and then pump up to make sure the tyre doesn't leak air BEFORE pouring any sealant into the tyre?

Do quality tyres come off and go back on the rim much easier than cheaper ones?

I have a Minion DHF Exo+ TR 3C and a DHR II Exo TR 3C.
 

Minlak

Giant... yeah baby.
Tubeless ready wheels doesn’t meant they are ready for tubeless - are they taped for tubeless?

If they are break one side remove tube - put valve in and sealant (if you don’t have the syringe ) and seal it up and pump away.
 

HamboCairns

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Tubeless ready wheels doesn’t meant they are ready for tubeless - are they taped for tubeless?

If they are, break one side remove tube - put valve in and sealant (if you don’t have the syringe ) and seal it up and pump away.
Yes the rims are pre-taped for tubeless and they came with tubeless valves.
 

hellmansam

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Is the correct method to take the tube out, insert the new valve and then pump up to make sure the tyre doesn't leak air BEFORE pouring any sealant into the tyre?
I dunno, but that's what I do.
Do quality tyres come off and go back on the rim much easier than cheaper ones?

I have a Minion DHF Exo+ TR 3C and a DHR II Exo TR 3C.
Some rims are tighter fitting than others. The tightest I've encountered were the same tyres you've got, on a Remedy with slightly beaten up alloy rims
 

Zaf

Epididymally blocked
Remember, even after the beads seat you want to take it to 10bar so that the casing settles into its full volume overnight.
Can loan you a pair of Howard Leight Impact Sports for the job as well, they make it a little easier.
 

HamboCairns

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Remember, even after the beads seat you want to take it to 10bar so that the casing settles into its full volume overnight.
Can loan you a pair of Howard Leight Impact Sports for the job as well, they make it a little easier.
Haha thanks :)
 

blacksp20

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Maybe send a pic of the rim and tape so we can determine if it’s suitable. It may just be basic rim tape and not tubeless compatible.
If it isn’t, a roll of 3M outdoor masking tape is $15 at Bunnings and will be enough for a few wheel sets.
 

HamboCairns

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Maybe send a pic of the rim and tape so we can determine if it’s suitable. It may just be basic rim tape and not tubeless compatible.
If it isn’t, a roll of 3M outdoor masking tape is $15 at Bunnings and will be enough for a few wheel sets.
The Ragley site states that it's pre-taped and comes with valves!

Anyhoo, after a couple of days of tubeless, I'm dropping the pressure a bit this weekend and seeing what the fuss is all about!

I've been recommended an insert for the rear as I'm around 100kg so I want to avoid rim dents with lower pressures.
 

pink poodle

Our man isn't in the West
The Ragley site states that it's pre-taped and comes with valves!

Anyhoo, after a couple of days of tubeless, I'm dropping the pressure a bit this weekend and seeing what the fuss is all about!

I've been recommended an insert for the rear as I'm around 100kg so I want to avoid rim dents with lower pressures.
Just roll up a few old sheets of news paper.
 
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