Stan's NoTubes Standard Tubeless System $64.00
Going tubeless doesn't have to entail buying special wheels, and in most cases doesn't have to entail tubeless tires. This is the quick 'n easy way to convert standard rims to tubeless. The Stan's No tubes Standard Tubeless Kit looks like one of those things invented in the garage by a guy with too much time on his hands. So what? Tinkerers have made the bike world so darn interesting, and there is a beauty associated with any garage solution -- so utilitarian, so deceptively simple, so appropriately MTB.
This Standard Kit has everything needed to convert one 26in, cross-country wheelset to tubeless. It includes two molded rim strips with Presta valve cores, one pint of Stan's tire sealant with 60g scoop and a spout, and one 10-yard roll of rim tape. Detailed instructions are also included; we recommend following them to the letter. If there's a concern about sealant, buy an extra quart now to recover from those initial screwups without sidelining the wheels and your hard work. The Stan's No Tubes Standard Tubeless Kit should work with most cross-country style 26in MTB rims.
Reviews & Community
Why'd I wait this long?
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is a great kit to get you switched over to tubeless like most people are running these days. The benefits were noticeable to me the first ride after dropping down to 30psi from 35... it smoothed out my ride over rocks and roots, and improved traction in turns.
Installation was really painless... I omitted drilling out my rims, since the rim strips seemed to fit pretty flush already. I did supplement this kit with the Stan's Injector, which saves the hassle of trying to pour the fluid into your tire, then not spilling while you reseat the tire. A high volume floor pump was adequate for getting a bead for me.
As the other reviewer mentioned, I also have had a harder time with a Kenda tire. My front tire is some Specialized S-Works that holds steady pressure, but the rear is a Kenda Small Block, which bleeds off about 10 psi over the course of a week. Kenda apparently doesn't support tubeless fluids, so perhaps there is some sort of issue with their rubber & the fluid.
Fantastic idea that works!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Works exactly as advertised, check out the Stan's website and watch the videos! Follow the instructions carefully and don't get in a hurry.
I can run as low as 30psi for massive traction, and not a single flat. Not a single burp. One small problem - they will leak down slowly, after a month (January) of sitting, they lost air down to under 20psi, but I always check air before every ride anyway.
I've helped 5 others install Stans, only one we couldn't get to work - one well used Kenda just wouldn't seal at the rim, replaced that tire and problem went away.
Even at the same pressure, you can feel a more supple ride and less rolling resistance.
Saved about half a pound off my bike!
Don't forget to add more sealant every six months or so, not sure if it dries up or gets "used up" but it slowly vanishes - just shake the wheel and listen for splashing sounds