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Getting a new wheelset, Sun Ringle Charger Pro.

Description says they come tubless ready, and use Stans No Tubes technology but I have read that not all "tubeless ready" rims take UST tires, or they have problems with them.

So to anyone using these rims....are you running tubeless and what tires are you using, are they UST or not and what problems if any have you had. If any problems experienced, what fixed it?

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Not UST

They are not UST rims. They use rim tape and the Stan's BST Technology.

http://www.sun-ringle.com/mtb/wheelsets/charger-pro/

I don't have the Charges but I do have a couple of Stan's Flow wheel sets.

With the Flows I just use the yellow tape and some Stan sealant with regular non UST tires. I haven't had any problems using Maxxis or WTB tires. That said, not all regular tires work tubeless. Some will burp easily, some will not stay on the rim, some won't hold air or even air up.

I have also used UST tires on the Flows with no problems. They are a little heavier with a thicker casing and less prone to side wall cuts than most regular tires.

My favorite regular tire to run tubeless is the Maxxis Minnion DHF 3C EXO. Fairly light for a 2.5 inch tire and has a slightly beefed up side wall to help side wall cuts.
 

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You run tubeless with any UST beaded tire on your rims.

The advantages of UST is that there is scant risk of them blowing off the rim, as opposed to some regular beaded tires, as posted above. The disadvantage is that because they are beefier (and cut resistant) they are generally a lot heavier than regular tires. Also, they can be harder to mount due to the inflexible bead (which is what keeps them on once they are mounted).

The middle ground is a "tubeless ready" tire, a/k/a TLR, which has a UST bead with a regular casing. Your tire will stay on the rim, but you are at some greater risk of puncture. My personal experience is don't believe the hype that the popular latex sealants are 100% effective clogging punctures (and especially cuts).

So if weight is a concern, but you don't want to risk a regular bead, go TLR and carry a tube just in case. Also, superglue is pretty effective making trailside patches to punctures. I run Geax Barro Mount TNT (Tube No-Tube) on ZTR Crest Rims.

If puncture protection trumps weight, go with full UST - but still carry a tube and/or superglue just in case.
 
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