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I recently bought a conversion kit from Trek for my Bontrager Mustang 29" MTB wheels. The set up seemed quite easy on the instructional video, especially where the demo man beaded the tyre with a floor pump! Since reading the forums and having lots of difficulty beading the tyre I have been informed that you need an air compressor to bead the tyre. The service station air compressors are those digital one which are just terrible and dont really have an affect...
So my question is does anyone have any experience with this? I have used soapy water etc but no luck...
Thinking of just putting tubes in again and learning a $100 lesson.
Any help would be appreciated,
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I have always managed with a floor pump, but a co2 inflator might be good for a high pressure 'blast' to help set the tyre?
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I use a compressor too, although Stans rims and UST rims will inflate with a track pump with a little care with bead placement.
Bontrager rim strips are the shiz for non-tubeless rims IMO, as they mimic the UST rim profile. I much prefer them over Stans rubber rim strips, which suck worse than Tapatalk.
Failing that, you can try the ghetto inflator which I am reliably informed works really well. I'll probably make one to take with me to races.
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- individuals experience will differ depending on which rim and tyre combination they used
- some tyres will be very difficult/impossible to mount on the rim (ie. very tight to get on)
- some typres will be very difficult to get to seat properly regardless of pump vs compressor
- tubeless tyres and UST tyres are not the same thing
- individuals experience using sealant liquid will differ
- some sealants specifically say NOT to use CO2 canisters to inflate them
the best advice for you will come from someone who is using exactly the same set-up as you are - ie same rims, rim-strip, tyres, etc. there are just so many other variables that come into play when you talk about tubeless tyres in general.
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