Monday, October 13, 2014

Tubeless, finally!

I have a tubeless-ready wheelset (Mavic XM 819 Discs laced up to Chris King hubs and DT spokes), but for the longest time I've been running tubes. It's because tubeless has failed me twice already. Tubeless conversion, to be exact. The first one was when I had the IRC Mythos converted to tubeless using Stan's. That didn't go well. The tire was unseated while I was climbing on an uneven terrain. The second one was with my Kenda Nevegals using Stan's. That was a fail also, mostly because I didn't have a compressor to blast it with air.

This time, I installed the Maxxis MaxxLite UST tires that I got from Agu. Burned from my experience, I didn't take the Stan's route and opted to do tubeless with a UST-certified tire. I followed the mounting instructions available online and didn't use any tire levers, unsure if it would hold air. The first thrusts to the floor pump was frantic as if I was in a porn movie.

Pump, pump, pump, pump!


Pump, pump, pump, pump!

Then the gauge started to go up -- 20 psi, it read. Awesome! The tire is holding air! Catching my breath, I slowed my pace and filled it to a few notches below maximum air pressure.

I was sweaty. I was panting. And it felt so good.

Tubeless, finally!

Time for a ride.


  1. Anonymous9:21 PM

    Im new in mountainbiking and also new here in lipa. Do you know any biking group here or can i join in your future rides in batangas area. Thanks.

    1. Hello! You can get in touch with Andres Alisuag III (https://www.facebook.com/andres.alisuag) or Edwin Baroja (https://www.facebook.com/emacbaroja). Have fun!

  2. Hi po, san po kayo naka-score ng CK hubs? pede po ba sya pang roadie? ang bangis kase ng tunog dream hub ko na sya ngayon! i'm currently building a classic Roadie batalya palang po meron ako. kaya iniisa-isa ko na pag bili ng parts haha!

  3. Gud pm... having a hard time looking where to buy maxxis maxxlite tires... anybody here know where?thanks much ü


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