All we need is the Fisher mechanic to share his secret of mounting up the XR 1.8's tubeless for the racers this past summer....:thumbsup:Brodiebikelover said:thanks!
Thanks, Matto. I knew you'd come through with the details if you saw the post.mattomoto said:First off, welcome Brodiebikelover- Yes, BruceBrown- I saw the "Fisher searchlight" (think Batman) go off.
I can't speak of experiance mounting the bonty 1.8's to Stan's, but I have mounted many to Bonty Race Lite rims. I found the best and safest way was using using strapping tape as a rim strip then covering it with a 24x1" presta tube cut down the middle and laid over the rim. You can then mount the tire and add Stans sealant then pop the rest of the tire bead on the wheel. It will look funny with the 24" tube sticking out of the sides, but this is what helps seal it. Now inflate the tire with a compressor or floor pump spinning the wheel to get the stans to seal any voids. Now trim the excess tube sticking out with a razor. You can also just trim the tube before you install- just make sure it is wide enough to cover the wall of the rim.
We had no problems with this method- no leaks, flats or blow-offs. However, I will not need to do this as Bontrager has the new RXL tubeless wheels and tires! Will make my job easier and the riders more options for tires.