Sunday, April 13, 2008


I am tubeless. It was not easy but both of my bikes are converted. The stumpjumper was done with a stans conversion kit that I bought online and an air compressor that managed to seat the tire on the rim. I don't see how I could have done it without the air compressor. The rockhopper was done with some bontrager rim strips I picked up at my lbs and some stans sealant. That was much easier. It was a long and dirty process that spanned several evenings but has been totally worth it. I used to fix thorn flats nearly every ride; I haven't had a single flat since converting. Awesome. For anyone wanting to make the switch I recommend the stans kit but make sure you watch the instructional videos on their site. It will save you a lot of time and trouble.