Robert's Workshop: Tubeless tyre fitting

Von Calvin Mochalski

Zuletzt aktualisisert: 11.06.2022 / 7 Min. Lesezeit

The tubeless variant has a number of advantages. With tubeless tyres you can run a lower tyre pressure, which gives you more grip on the road thanks to the increased contact surface. In addition, the puncture resistance increases: the sealant closes smaller holes by itself while you are still riding. And where there's no tube, you can't get a snakebite. Finally, tubeless tyres have less rolling resistance because there is no friction between the tube and the tyre. By the way, you can get everything you need for your new tubeless set-up in our shop.

Step 1: Clean the rim

The first step is to make sure that the inside of the rim is free of grease and dirt so that the rim tape can be applied properly. To do this, use a cloth with brake cleaner, degreaser or similar and clean the rim thoroughly.

Step 2: Apply rim tape

The second step is to apply our own aerycs rim tape to the rim. When applying the tape, make sure that it is pulled tight and that no air bubbles form and make sure that it is laid twice. Our aerycs rim tape is 10m long in total, so one pack is enough for 2 wheels . 

Step 3: Put on the tubeless valve

For the third step you need a tubeless valve, a screwdriver or similar and a pointed object. Make sure that your tubeless valve is the right length: you can find a wide range of tubeless valves in our shop. Now insert the screwdriver from the inside of the rim through the valve hole and press it lightly against the rim tape from the inside so that a mark is made there. Press a hole into the rim tape from the outside with the pointed object exactly on this mark. Now you can place the valve from outside the rim and the seal from inside.

Step 4: Fit tubeless tyres

In the next step you can mount your tubeless tyre. If you want to fill the sealant through the valve, as we usually do, you now have to mount the tyre completely. This step can sometimes be a bit tedious - but with the right tyre/rim combination it should not be a problem. We will be happy to help you choose the tyre that best fits your rim. After mounting the tyre, it should be inflated vigorously so that it jumps into the rim flange. If the tyre makes a loud "pop" when inflated, it is in the right position.

Step 5: Fill in sealing milk

When the beads are in the rim, release the air through the valve. Then unscrew the valve insert by hand or with the valve spanner. The valve now serves as a filler neck for the sealing milk. As a rule, you need between 60 and 90 ml for MTB tyres and 30 to 45 ml for road tyres. You can get Milkit sealant in our shop. After you have filled in the appropriate amount of sealant, you can close the valve again. 

Step 6: Inflate

In the last step, pump up your wheels again. To ensure that the milk is well distributed, especially after assembly and filling, it is advisable to turn the impeller and shake it a little. And best of all, go cycling right away!

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