The demise of the front rim on my new mountain bike provides an opportunity to start with a clean slate on tubeless setup techniques. The motivation is two-fold: first, to experience the relatively maintenance and trouble free world of a properly set up tubeless wheelset, and second to develop as foolproof a protocol as I can for setting up our cross wheels tubeless. There are lots of advantages to this.
So first step was to do a shitload of reading and YouTube video watching and such. Then decide what materials to use. Then build/install said materials. Then ride and test. At then end of it all I should be a lot smarter about a bunch of the equipment involved in the whole shebang.
First, the gear:
Front Rim - Stan's NoTubes ZTR Arch 29er
Front Spokes - Sapim Race, 2.0-1.8 DB
Front Nipples - Sapim Alloy
Front Hub - Specialized Hi/Lo (stock from Stumpjumper)
Front Spoke Tension - 85kgf rotor side
Front Rimstrip - Stan's NoTubes Plus Four
Front Tire - Geax Saguaro 2.2 regular folding
Front Valve - Stan's NoTubes MTB valve
Front Tape - 21mm Yellow Tape, with substrate layer(s) of Velox as needed
Rear Wheel - DT Swiss X450 (stock from Stumpjumper)
Rear Rimstrip - Stan's NoTubes Plus Four
Rear Tire - Maxxis CrossMark 2.0 regular folding
Rear Valve - Stan's NoTubes MTB valve
Rear Tape - 21mm Yellow Tape, with substrate layer(s) of Velox as needed
Rear Spoke Tension - 85kgf drive side
All of the Stan's stuff will be coming in a bit, and it's going to take me a bit to get the wheel built. Meantime I'm scraping and scrounging and using tubes and whatever else.
My main priority is to burp-proof the tires, and get them rolling reliably down to whatever pressure seems beneficial.