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Tubeless on the cheap for your 26″ commuter bike

I’ve been riding mountain bikes with my “ghetto tubeless” wheels for almost a year and I’ve haven’t had any issues with it. In fact I’ve even converted my downhill race bike to run tubeless. With that in mind you can easily execute this DIY on your commuter bike.

Here’s the supplies you’ll need for this project:
20 or 24″ tubes (2)
Stan’s Sealant
Air Compressor or Co2 inflator
We’ll be using stock rims and tires. No need for UST stuff.



Watch the video here.

3 Comments

  1. GDorn

    Why would you go tubeless instead of just putting the Stan’s into a tube like the green Slime stuff?

  2. RL Policar (Post author)

    Gdorn,

    Slime is really heavy compared to Stans.

    I wouldn’t recommend using Stans with a tube because the latex fluid is pretty thin so that means if you get a puncture, the fluid would just leak out. Oh and another thing, Slime is notorious for clogging valve stems.

    Besides there is a remarkable handing difference with tubeless. Your bike will roll smoother and react faster, kinda hard to explain…but the ride is greatly improved.

  3. crazycommutingcyclist

    I guess I am a little lost on the benefits of the tubeless tire. As I see it if you get a flat it would seem to be more complex and time consuming to change this tire and a tube tire. What am I missing?

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