olapiquena
Hey all, 

I've got TCS rims... Panaracer responded directly to an email from me and said 'they CAN be set up tubeless..'  but... before setting them up and launching down hill at 50mph... I just want a little comfort... 

Has anyone had any luck with these? 

Thanks,  

JS
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ljsmith
I have run one tubeless on Stans rims, but on the rear only. It worked well. But front tires receive more side loading so I can't comment on how it would work on the front. They do not have a tubeless bead so don't run the pressure too high.
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olapiquena
ljsmith wrote:
They do not have a tubeless bead so don't run the pressure too high.


I weigh 140lbs and I doubt they'd ever see 40psi, even with tubes. Maybe I'll just run them tubed. Which is kind of a bummer. 

Was the fear of rolling a front tire what stopped you doing your front? Or have you just not had a chance? 

JS




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ljsmith
olapiquena wrote:


I weigh 140lbs and I doubt they'd ever see 40psi, even with tubes. Maybe I'll just run them tubed. Which is kind of a bummer. 

Was the fear of rolling a front tire what stopped you doing your front? Or have you just not had a chance? 

JS






I had a knobbier tire up front. But in general if I run a non tubeless tire on the front I use a Stans rim strip. I once had a non tubeless tire blow off a rim on the front coming down a technical hill. Since then I don't risk it, the extra 50g of the rim strip is worth the safety for me. Plenty of people do run non tubeless on the front without a rim strip, so it can be done.
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olapiquena
Thanks again...

I too have rolled a tubeless setup (mtb'ing) and would prefer to avoid doing so at real speed.

Perhaps in the next year, Panaracer will get their act together release a decent 650b tubeless slick.  

Until then... tubes.  


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drwelby
A friend was running Parimotos on Stans too and never had any problems. He felt that the slightly larger bead lock specification helped the combination to work.
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olapiquena

DrWelby, 

Thank you.  This is helpful. I've got a back up set of wheels to build.  Once done, maybe I'll just play around and see how they set up.  Who knows.. 

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oleritter
olapiquena wrote:
Hey all, 

I've got TCS rims... Panaracer responded directly to an email from me and said 'they CAN be set up tubeless..'  but... before setting them up and launching down hill at 50mph... I just want a little comfort... 

Has anyone had any luck with these? 

Thanks,  

JS


I ran the older and more lightly built versions tubeless on WTB KOM rims, had no problems whatsoever.  They did start to get weepy, though.  

The newer ones worked as well.  Sometimes an extra layer of tape can make a big difference.
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olapiquena
well... I got restless... 

My newer generation Parimotos set up without much of a fuss (using a very small compressor).  

Before committing, I deflated and tried to pry the beads off, just to check how tightly they fit. Seemed similar to my Elwoods, not quite as tight as my G1s. 

Added Orange Seal... they held air (40psi) over night.  

Gave em' a good shake out on a 90mile/9000' ride yesterday. Dirt, pavement, jeep road... all wet... seems that they work just fine.  

I may deflate them this week to see if the bead remains tight, unless someone talks me out of it.  

Thanks for the info/help

JS
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