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OK, so I have Maxxis Crossmarks mounted on my 29er Flow rims, but I'm running them tubed right now. I've read all about the advantages of going tubeless, and I'd really like to not worry about flats, so I've been researching.

From what I can gather at Stan's website, which in some respects doesn't explain things too clearly, this is what I'm going to need - the 29er Crossmarks are just a standard tire, BTW:

1 roll of 25mm yellow rim tape: http://www.notubes.com/product_info.php/cPath/21_61/products_id/354

2 olympic valve stems: http://www.notubes.com/product_info.php/cPath/21_59/products_id/123

1 sealant injector/applicator: http://www.notubes.com/product_info.php/cPath/21_60/products_id/46

1 valve core removal tool:http://www.notubes.com/product_info.php/cPath/21_60/products_id/327

1 container of sealant (16oz or 32oz) - although it looks like 2 oz is all that's needed per tire

Am I missing anything?

What can I expect when I go to mount my Crossmarks? Should they mount right up using a floor pump, or will I have to take everything to work where we have a compressor?

I find Stan's website lacking in a lot of details, and clear, step by step instructions would be helpful:

-It seems you would add sealant to the inside of the tire after mounting it to the rim, but before inflating it. Why, then, would one need the sealant injector and valve core removal tools? Are these only useful after the initial tire mounting to add/remove sealant?

-Do you just poke a hole in the yellow rim tape and push the olympic valve stem through? What keeps in retained - air pressure, a nut, or?

-Do I have to worry about my tires being blown off the rim if I inflate them to a higher pressure for riding on the road? The max pressure for the tires is 65 psi.

This seems like a bit of a hassle, but if more cushion, less rolling resistance and NO FLATS is the result, I'd like to give it a whirl.
 

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My Flows already had the strips and valve stems in them so can't help much in that area, but for the rest it is pretty easy. I dont have a core tool or a sealant injector, never felt the need.

I just popped the tires on and one I was able to get seated with a floor pump and the other I needed the compressor. Once seated I popped one side of the bead off each and pulled it out. Dumped in a couple scoops of Stans and put the bead back on. Was able to get both of them back on with the floor pump.

Shake well to coat the inside of tire.

I only run about 25psi and it rolls better than my tubed tires did at 45, so I don't think you will need to worry about running high pressure on the road.
 

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OK, so I have Maxxis Crossmarks mounted on my 29er Flow rims, but I'm running them tubed right now. I've read all about the advantages of going tubeless, and I'd really like to not worry about flats, so I've been researching.

From what I can gather at Stan's website, which in some respects doesn't explain things too clearly, this is what I'm going to need - the 29er Crossmarks are just a standard tire, BTW:

1 roll of 25mm yellow rim tape: http://www.notubes.com/product_info.php/cPath/21_61/products_id/354

2 olympic valve stems: http://www.notubes.com/product_info.php/cPath/21_59/products_id/123

1 sealant injector/applicator: http://www.notubes.com/product_info.php/cPath/21_60/products_id/46

1 valve core removal tool:http://www.notubes.com/product_info.php/cPath/21_60/products_id/327

1 container of sealant (16oz or 32oz) - although it looks like 2 oz is all that's needed per tire

Am I missing anything?

What can I expect when I go to mount my Crossmarks? Should they mount right up using a floor pump, or will I have to take everything to work where we have a compressor?

I find Stan's website lacking in a lot of details, and clear, step by step instructions would be helpful:

-It seems you would add sealant to the inside of the tire after mounting it to the rim, but before inflating it. Why, then, would one need the sealant injector and valve core removal tools? Are these only useful after the initial tire mounting to add/remove sealant?

-Do you just poke a hole in the yellow rim tape and push the olympic valve stem through? What keeps in retained - air pressure, a nut, or?

-Do I have to worry about my tires being blown off the rim if I inflate them to a higher pressure for riding on the road? The max pressure for the tires is 65 psi.

This seems like a bit of a hassle, but if more cushion, less rolling resistance and NO FLATS is the result, I'd like to give it a whirl.
dont really need the injector
youll also need some soapy water and possibly a compressor
install the tape as per instructions
poke hole and insert stems (hand tighten the retaining nut, dont use pliers)
install tire, soap up the bead and pump like mad. If they dont fill try it with the stem core removed.
if they inflate, pump them up to 50psi or so, youll hear some loud popping , thats the bead seating. if you cant get them inflated youll need a compressor ( I can get mine inflated about 80% of the time when new, once they get used for awhile they usually will inflate easier.
After you get the bead seated , open up 5 or 6 inches of tire and pour in the sealant, then re set the bead and pump up
then do the Stans shake (see notubes website video)
thats it
 
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