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Just wondering which is the best bet to convert my 4.2's to tubeless?
Idea one:
Stans seems to be the market leader with the best reputation
Idea two:
Since DT Swiss make the rims, their kit should be the best match

Does anyone have any good or bad experiences?
 

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Although the Stans system makes it easier to install and remove the tires, I prefer the DT kit because it makes the tires hold onto the rim. Whereas with the Stans kit, it's much easier to burp the tires (remember how much easier the tires come off?), but the DT kit locks the tires to the rim considerably better. I've reconverted all my bikes from the Stans kits to the DT kits.
 

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Stans is actually much better. The Eclipse/DT Swiss Tubelesskit requires much ongoing maintenance. With NoTubes, you can forget about your tires and flats for at least a good three months.
 

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My experience has been the opposite of Zachariah's.

I converted a set of 4.1's with the DT kit 3 years ago, and have been completely trouble-free. The only maintenance has been actually changing tires to suit trail conditions. I converted a set of 4.2's on my wife's bike again with the DT kit, and to date no problems.

The only downside to the DT kit is that the special double-sided tape is hard to come by if you need to remove the strip to replace a broken spoke. Stan's yellow tape isn't much different, though (just easier to find).
 

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Zachariah said:
Stans is actually much better. The Eclipse/DT Swiss Tubelesskit requires much ongoing maintenance. With NoTubes, you can forget about your tires and flats for at least a good three months.
Maintenance?

What the hell are you talking about?

We are talking about rim strips here. No rim strip that I have ever come across requires any maintenance at all. Maybe you are talking about the sealant thats included in the DT kit? Idunno, but even if that were the case, I found the DT Swiss sealant to be acceptable. It looked and acted much like stans fluid. The sealant lasted about 2 months, which is exactly how long stans sealant lasts for me. If you intend on recommending a product, or bashing a product, you better have a good reason and/or personal experience.

I have a stans strip on the front of my bike, and a DT strip on the back of my bike :thumbsup:

Both have bee trouble free. Niether have burped air in my experience. However, if I were given a choice, I would choose the DT kit over the stans kit for the simple reason that the DT kit sounds more secure during installation. The DT kit always has a loud POP when installing new tires. The Stans kit just kind of moves into place. Sometimes the stans kit will pop, but never as loud as the DT wheel.

Like I said, I have never burped air on either wheel, but the DT kit seems alot more secure during installation.

Also, the DT swiss strip is quite a bit lighter than the stans offering.
 

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i like the DT/Eclipse system, it works great.

if the rimstrips are seated properly there is absolutely no maintenace needed other than adding more gloop every now & then if the tires ever start seeping air.

i've 7 of the DT sealants here collecting dust, much prefer to use Hutchinson Protect Air - it takes a couple of years to dry out vs 2 months for Stans & DT to start clumping up and rolling about in the tire.
 
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