Hope tubeless kit for Stans rims - fine for DT rims?

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Hope tubeless kit for Stans rims - fine for DT rims?

Postby ilovedirt » Sun Jan 06, 2013 18:28 pm

Just a quick one, I want to convert to tubeless, I have DT Swiss EX500 rims, which I understand are tubeless ready, and some Schwalbe Hans Dampfs, which are also tubeless ready. The DT swiss tubeless kit is £35 a wheel, the Hope one for Stans rims here is £20 for both. I've heard that the Hope kit is fine on pretty much any rim, despite it saying just for Stans rims, is this correct? If not, where can I get a tubeless conversion kit that won't have me paying out the nose?
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Re: Hope tubeless kit for Stans rims - fine for DT rims?

Postby The Northern Monkey » Sun Jan 06, 2013 19:53 pm

Can buy a tube for a fiver :wink:

Actually, my new rims are tubeless ready, been thinking about giving it a go!
didn't realise the kits were that expensive though!

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Re: Hope tubeless kit for Stans rims - fine for DT rims?

Postby ilovedirt » Sun Jan 06, 2013 20:16 pm

I've been flatting left, right and centre for ages. I suspect the new tyres with a decent sidewall will help, but I'd quite like to give tubeless a go. £20 for two tyres isn't too bad, fark paying £35 an end though.
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Re: Hope tubeless kit for Stans rims - fine for DT rims?

Postby The Northern Monkey » Sun Jan 06, 2013 20:33 pm

I haven't had a puncture for ages, but seeing as the rims are tubeless ready, I feel like I should try it. But of £70 it can feck off :lol:

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Re: Hope tubeless kit for Stans rims - fine for DT rims?

Postby njee20 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 09:22 am

The DT rims are only tubeless ready because they make a conversion kit! Band-waggon jumping in action right there!

I'd not expect the Stan's kit to work that well - you really need a thicker rim strip for the DT rims (which their kit includes), the yellow tape method is really for Stan's rims, which actually are designed to be run tubeless.

I never had any luck converting XC717s with the yellow tape some years ago. YMMV.

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Re: Hope tubeless kit for Stans rims - fine for DT rims?

Postby mrmonkfinger » Mon Jan 07, 2013 13:54 pm

rimstrips? I'd go with 2 bmx tubes and a big bottle of fluid, ghetto style.

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Re: Hope tubeless kit for Stans rims - fine for DT rims?

Postby ilovedirt » Mon Jan 07, 2013 20:42 pm

aaah, this is a pain. Half tempted to sell my wheels and just buy some stans flows on superstar hubs.
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