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Adrenaline Pro, Crossmax SL, Stans sealant, no rim strip?

Adrenaline Pro (non-tubeless), Crossmax SL, Stan's sealant....

Has anybody tried this combination? Any problems with the bead and the Crossmax SL combination with out a tube? ( I can't see how there could be a problem since it works with a tube, but hopefully we can learn through somebody's experience)..

It really boils down to if using the Crossmax SL's with Stan's sealant but not the Stan's rim strip will work.

Did a search with no luck, so I put forth the question...

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It is NOT recommended that you use...

ANY tire with an aramid bead (which most non-steel Specialized tires use) in a tubless configuration! This is due to the fact that aramid streches over time. Kevlar and steel do not. Contrary to popular belief, Aramid and Kevlar are not the same thing! Initially the set up will be fine, but the aramid bead will eventually stretch to the point that it will not stay on the rim without a tube. Don't ask me why, this is just my experience. Not only that, most Specy tires use a VERY thin side wall that is designed to be supported by a tube. If your goal is to run lower air pressures, you won't be able to run much lower than you would with a tube in the Adrenaline. The thin light sidewall would be too flexy at low pressures. I would not recommend the use of the Adrenaline Pro in you set up. Otherwise the set up sounds fine.

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i run aramid beaded tires tubeless with very few issues.

my wife is running the adrenaline pro tires tubeless on the front of her bike and they are working fine. they actually sealed up better than the kenda's that i have been running.

as far as using a rimstrip, it is not necessary to use a rimstrip with UST tires. crossmax wheelsets are UST and do not need rimstrips.
 

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mechmann_mtb said:
my wife is running the adrenaline pro tires tubeless on the front of her bike and they are working fine.
They make a UST version of the Adrenaline Pro. It's obviously heavier than the non-ust. I was headed in that direction if santa is kind. Sounds like a great tire. I"ve also heard good things about the Conti Verital Pro.
 

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Stratocaster said:
It really boils down to if using the Crossmax SL's with Stan's sealant but not the Stan's rim strip will work.
I run Crossmax XL's with UST tires. I used goo in one and stans in the other for thorn protection. The rim strip is to cover the spoke holes - you don't have spoke holes in Crossmax rims, so you don't need the rim strip.

Sounds like you're really asking whether you can use a non-ust tire on a ust rim. This subject has been beat to death - lots say yes, go for it. Lots say don't do it.

There is also the issue of the stans not being compatible with certain rubber compounds. Shiggy would know that one. As I recall, Kenda doesn't get along with Stans. Don't know about Specialized.
 

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Been running that setup for a year now...

I know this is an old thread, but thought I would chime in and say that I have been using this exact setup for over a year with no problems...

Adrenaline D2 pro non-tubeless
Crossmax SL
Stans
No rim strips.
2.2 front and 2.1 rear (2.2 was too big for rear triangle) 2.2 measures an easy 2.4 BTW.

Take them to a gas station and use an air compressor to pump them up.

Be sure to use stan's valve stem with removable core so you can add more stans without unseating the bead.

Again, no issues for over a year. BTW, I liked the HUGE 2.2 adrenaline on the front so much that I went and bought another one to use when this one wears out.
 

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Squash, Kevlar is an aramid fiber (kevlar is just a DuPont trademark for a type of aramid)
Stratocaster, I would always use the UST version (2bliss) if it is available (in this case it is)
 

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Tyre Pressure

FSRguy said:
I know this is an old thread, but thought I would chime in and say that I have been using this exact setup for over a year with no problems...

Adrenaline D2 pro non-tubeless
Crossmax SL
Stans
No rim strips.
2.2 front and 2.1 rear (2.2 was too big for rear triangle) 2.2 measures an easy 2.4 BTW.
Thanks for the info... What inflation are you running?
 

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30-31 PSI front, 34-35 PSI rear

These things really hook up and still roll fast. I used to run the Kenda Karma 2.0 DTC (converted to tubeless with Stans) which was a very fast tire. These do not give up much with these pressures.

You will need an air compressor with these.
 

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Pressure

I am not sure if I am missing something but I am running 40psi front and 42 rear. It seems that is everyone else runs much lower. Is there a reason or benifit? As a side not i have run Kenda DTC converted with Stans for 2 seasons and not one flat tires have worn out though. That was with Bontrager X-lites. I just got a set of SL's and am using the same set up but it has only been a week.
 
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