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I'm in the processes of deciding on a tubless setup and I just have one quick question tried searching around but couldn't find the answer.

I'm looking at the DT Swiss 4.2d White rims, if i was to convert it to tubless with the Stan's Yellow tape can i just run it with just the tap and install a UST valve?

or do i need the rim strip also as advised by the No Tube video?

May sound like a silly question!
 

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I'm not familiar with that rim, but it depends on how the tire you choose will seat on top of the rim tape... If it's too loose, you need the rubber strip, some rims you can use just the yellow tape.

You might consider a Stan's rim if they have one that will fit your needs. They have been by far the easiest to go tubeless, since they are made for that purpose. Now that I've had Stans rims and Stan's conversions I really dislike converting a wheel and having to use the HEAVY rubber strip in most cases.

Also looks at the Stan's site, they list a lot of rims and whether or not you need to run a ruber strip, yellow tape or what ever.

On some rims they say to leave the original rim tape on and then put the rubber strip over it.... UGH Heavy!

Is this the rim you are looking at? http://www.beyondbikes.com/ItemMatr...utm_medium=GoogleProduct&utm_campaign=Froogle

You might try Stan's rims spec's here: http://www.notubes.com/ztr_rims.php

Do some snooping on Stan's site... I've been very pleased with all 4 sets of my wheels...

I'm sure you'll enjoy tubeless if you go about it properly and the lower air pressures you can run are awesome! I run 22/24psi Ft/Rr - sweet!

Hope this helps!
 

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Thanks for that inform.

After posting i did look some reading on Notubes website.

I can get hold of a set of ZTR Olympic laced up to an XTR hub off a mate pretty cheap, my only concern is that i ride fire trail and single trail stuff, maybe a few drops no more then 20-30cm high if that! They will be be put into an Anthem x2

i weigh about 85kg (190lb) i'm just worried the rims won't hold!
 

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DT makes a rim strip that includes the second lip that according to them make the 4.2d's UST. If your going to run UST or Tubeless ready tires then this would be the recommended tubeless conversion.

If your going to run standard tires tubeless, then you might just want to look into running them Ghetto Tubeless so that you create a seal between the tire and the "rim strip"
 

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I would be running tubless tyres! saw what can happen when you run tube tyres on tubless system when me mate was riding up a fire trail with me!!! the thin side walls just are a little to fine! they get sliced!
 

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Good decision Jlam, use tubeless tires only. I have tried non-tubeless tires and have hik-a-biked back to the truck several times.

I ride Stan's flow's laced to Hope pro II 's and I love-um.
 

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I've used olympic and 355 rims in a variety of terrain - from smooth singletrack to rocky sandstone with 2'-3' drops. No problems with strength - use a 2.2 tyre for better grip and roll.
 

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AlexRandall said:
I've used olympic and 355 rims in a variety of terrain - from smooth singletrack to rocky sandstone with 2'-3' drops. No problems with strength - use a 2.2 tyre for better grip and roll.
Whats you riding weight tho?
 
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