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I just got a set of Bontrager Race X Lite 29er wheels. I would like to run tubeless and would like any thoughts on whether to get the stans kit or the bontrager kit.
Please share your experiences
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The Stan's 29er kit fits a little loose on those rims. Its hard to get the rimstrips to seat, like its too large for the rim, too large in circumference not width..I did make it work but not the greatest fit.
 

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Bontrager kit for sure...it's made specifically for those wheels.
I nave a set of X Lites and a set Arches (both 29er), if you already have the X Lites stick with the Bontrager kit. The Stans kit would probably work but the Bontrager kit is engineered for those wheels and works pretty sweet.
 

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The Stan's 29er kit fits a little loose on those rims. Its hard to get the rimstrips to seat, like its too large for the rim, too large in circumference not width..I did make it work but not the greatest fit.
On stans website he recommends the standard 26" rim strip b/c it fits better/tighter.

I think I will give the bontrager system a try.
If anyone has this wheel and runs it tube-less, please share your thoughts on it.
 

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trimorphodon said:
On stans website he recommends the standard 26" rim strip b/c it fits better/tighter.

I think I will give the bontrager system a try.
If anyone has this wheel and runs it tube-less, please share your thoughts on it.
I've a set of Dusters running tubeless. Don't have many miles yet, started snowing. Sealed up a set of Jones TLR tires with a floor pump. Had to seal up a set of Specialized Captains (tube tires) with the compressor. Using Stan's sealant, less expensive mainly, sealed both sets of tires easily. The Captains were leaking through the sidewalls, but the Stan's stopped that too.

They're hard to find, but get a set of valve stems with the removeable cores. Add the sealant through the stem after you've set the tire beads.

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Bonty 29" tubeless with Maxxis Ignitor.... flawless.

trimorphodon said:
On stans website he recommends the standard 26" rim strip b/c it fits better/tighter.

I think I will give the bontrager system a try.
If anyone has this wheel and runs it tube-less, please share your thoughts on it.
Bonty 29" tubeless with Maxxis Ignitor.... flawless. The Bonty rim strip has the UST profile (the little edges running around the strip on the inside of where the tire beads sit) and the tires snap onto those strips with a loud pop and are held tight. Stick with the Bonty strip on that rim.
 

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Bontrager

I've run Bontrager TLR tires and Continentals on mine with zero issues. Also Hutchinson Pythons. I have total confidence in the Bontrager rim stripand rim combo. It's bomber.

I've been using the system for coming up on two years now.
 

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Sounds good. Do you guys prefer stans sealant or bontys or are they more the same.
I think I will try and run panracer rampages tubless.
Thanks a lot
 

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trimorphodon said:
I just got a set of Bontrager Race X Lite 29er wheels. I would like to run tubeless and would like any thoughts on whether to get the stans kit or the bontrager kit.
Please share your experiences
Thanks
The Bonty TLR rims with the matching rim strips are designed to work with Bonty TLR and other UST/Tubeless Ready tires without tubes--true tubeless design.

There only tires designed to be used tubeless on Stans Notubes rims/rim strips are the NoTubes The Crow/Raven.

The Bonty system is easy. I just mounted a new 29" Mud X TLR on a Race X Lite rim (easy on, no fuss) and aired it up and seated instantly--dry--no sealant. Has held most of the pressure for two days. :thumbsup:

Will get them dirty in a couple of days.
 

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I'd go with the Bonty kit on Bonty wheels. I used that on the 26er but am running Stan's rims/tape on the 29ers. No burping issues but either way, I'd use the Notubes sealant....works really well. The Bonty sealant is crap.
 

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I've been experimenting with this setup for quite a while and have decided this:
TLR rims with Bonty tires= Bonty fluid
TLR rims with some UST tires (like Maxxis)= Bonty fluid
TLR rims with non-UST/Bonty tires= Stan's fluid

The Bonty strip is a no-brainer.

I personally run Dusters with the Bonty strip with Ignitors and Small Blocks 8s.
 

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The Bonty system is easy. I just mounted a new 29" Mud X TLR on a Race X Lite rim (easy on, no fuss) and aired it up and seated instantly--dry--no sealant. Has held most of the pressure for two days. :thumbsup:
Does that mean you don't have to use any sealant and it will hold air?

UST=?
 

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Why not get the bontrager strips? $4.99 for the strip and $4.99 for a valve. Worked great for me! Rampage seated great Ignitor seated but leaked around the bead for weeks. Mine just had a rough bead.I just replenished my goop with 50/50 mix Stans and Tubeless Slime. Let's see what HAPPENS!?!?
 

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trimorphodon said:
Does that mean you don't have to use any sealant and it will hold air?

UST=?
Even though they say you must use sealant some of the Bonty TLR tires work without it. The sealant is designed to make the casing airtight.

UST=Universal System Tubeless. The most common system of tubeless tires/rims for bicycle use.
 

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Same Story

Bonty strips on bonty rims is BOMBER! I have been running their non TLR tires tubeless for years with no issues. Won't switch to the new TLR tires because I think it's not necessary.

Bontrager Super Juice is crap...go with Stan's or some quality home brew.
 

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trimorphodon said:
Sounds good. Do you guys prefer stans sealant or bontys or are they more the same.
I think I will try and run panracer rampages tubless.
Thanks a lot
Stan's is okay. It dries out after a few months though. Slime Tubeless sealant lasts longer, but doesn't get much love here. Not sure why. My set up worked flawlessly. Then my best goop is home made stuff. Three heaping tablespoons of Latex Mold Builder mixed thoroughly with 4oz of washer solvent. Lasts much longer than either Stan's or Slime and doesn't freeze!
 

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I've been experimenting with this setup for quite a while and have decided this:
TLR rims with Bonty tires= Bonty fluid
TLR rims with some UST tires (like Maxxis)= Bonty fluid
TLR rims with non-UST/Bonty tires= Stan's fluid

The Bonty strip is a no-brainer.

I personally run Dusters with the Bonty strip with Ignitors and Small Blocks 8s.
I'll echo these statements exactly.
 

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Well...

I can tell you that the Bonti TLR system on my Bonti Mustang TLR OSB has had zero failures this past season. With the Bonti tires the setup is super easy and very reliable. I can't say the same for the Stan's set ups I've used.
 
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