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Mavic 823 + Maxxis tubeless setup tips

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by FirstAscent, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. FirstAscent

    FirstAscent Chimp

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    I'm having a wheelset built with Mavic 823's, gonna run a Maxxis DHF and a High Roller II tubeless setup.

    Maxxis has a UST DHF but not for the high roller II. So, any tips on this setup from your experience? Valves, sealants, etc etc

    Thanks!
     

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    They set up exactly the same.
     
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    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Use sealant.
     
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    Since were in here, have you had issues with your DHR 2s holding air with 823s dude? Main reason Im back to tubes now is I just cant get mine to hold air.

    PS, Im talking bout the 60a DH casing DHR 2. Dunno if the compound makes a difference...
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    what they said.

    I use non-UST Maxxis tires on Mavic UST rims + sealant, zero problems for years now. (knock wood)
     
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    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    I've had some maxxis tires leak out of the sidewalls. Kind of a seeping through a bunch of microscopic pin holes kind of deal. Sloshing around the sealant fixes it which is why I mentioned that.

    I don't use plain stans either. I thicken it up with molding latex.
     
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    are there good cheaper alternatives to stans? that work equally well.
     
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    @woo, thanks. I ran tubes front and back at N* last weekend. Tried to monster over some sections of sticks n stones and upper karpiel and some other rocky shlt. No flats. I was surprised. Regular 2.1-2.3 tubes.
     
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    latex caulk $1.79 mixed with water and fine sawdust
    used it on bikes, wheelbarrow, hand truck, etc. I originally did it at work to fix a hand truck with what I had on hand and it worked so damn well I tried it on ghetto tubeless, worked, and mavic 823, worked.
     
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  10. FirstAscent

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    I actually don't own them yet, so no problems yet :) the wheelset is being ordered/built now, and I still need to order tires and haven't decided on compound yet.

    more just thinking ahead so I have everything ready when they arrive. good to know I'll be set with some stans (or similar)
     
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    I've been on standard 2-ply Minion DHF's w/ 823's and Stan's for 6 years plus with minimal issues. Last year I switched to the DHRII in the back and same story, minimal issues. I'm a big dude (240lbs) and ride at a decent clip. With 30f/35r PSI I never burp in corners or hack landings, etc... I do get the occasional little burp if I hit a rock section just right, but that's few and far between and has never been a significant amount of air loss.
    Maybe I'm just lucky, but with all the nightmare stories about tubeless out there I think people are either major hacks or have poorly setup wheels.
     
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    Fred.r - and I'm pretty light too at about 150lbs so I'm hoping that will help with burping too. I'd be happy to have similar results as you
     
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    btw, how much stans are you guys putting in each tire?
     
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    The 1st and 2nd reply hit it on the mark. I run 823/Maxxis and I use about a cup of Stans. I've used less/more and haven't noticed much of a difference. With more Stans you'll save a few psi when the rim burps as it will seal a bit faster, that's all I've noticed.

    The only problem I see is that your using some type of High Roller. Minions! ;)
     
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    a cup in each tire right?

    haha, not a fan of the High Roller?