How To: Installing a Stan’s NoTubes Tubeless Conversion Kit
Tubeless wheelsets offer great performance; however, they can be quite costly. Stan’s NoTubes offers a conversion kit for $64 that converts a set of standard rims and tires into a tubeless wheelset. Going tubeless will decrease rolling mass, allowing for better rolling resistance. And while it won’t protect from punctures, it automatically patches them before they lose too much air. A tubeless setup will allow you to run lower tire pressure for better traction and small bump compliance without the risk of pinch flats. Follow our steps and you shouldn’t make too much of a mess.
Necessary tools: Stan’s conversion kit, rubbing alcohol, a clean towel, mild bike cleaner or soapy water, flat-head screwdriver, and tire levers (we prefer the Quickstick).
After one side of the tire is successfully installed, begin installing the other side of the tire opposite the valve stem. With both hands, use your thumbs to work the tire on toward the valve stem. Leave approximately 6-8 inches of the tire off the rim, as this is where you will pour the sealant.
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