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Rhyolite Tubeless Setup Instructions


Supplies:

Protective eyewear
Rhyolite tubeless kit (rim strip, tape, and valve stem)
Tire levers
Scissors
Utility knife
Tubeless sealant (Orange Seals, Stans, etc.)
Spray bottle of soapy water


Instructions:

1. Make sure inside of the rim is clean and then install the rim strip. Make sure valve stem hole is lined up and the rim strip is centered in the rim and covers all the cutouts completely.

 

2. Place an extra layer of tape over the vent holes in the rim near the valve stem hole and pin joint.  Cut a short piece of tape off the roll slightly longer than the width of the rim.  Cut that piece in half lengthwise to make two smaller strips.  Place those strips so they cover the 4 small vent holes on either side of the valve stem hole.

3. Use a tire lever or something similar to push the tape into the corners of the rim to make sure it adheres well to the rim.

 

4. Use a utility knife to cut the tape just below the flange on the inner surface of the rim.

5. Repeat this process for the 4 vent holes and the joint seam on the opposite side of the rim.

6. Apply a layer of tape around the inside of the rim.  Start a few inches before the valve stem and stop a few inches after the valve stem so you end up with a double layer of tape over the valve stem.  Make sure to keep tension on the tape so it lays down flat with no wrinkles.

7. Use your finger to push the tape down firmly on the rim to insure there is good adhesion.  Use a tire lever to push the tape down into the corners of the rim.

 

8. Use an awl or a nail to poke a hole in the tape so you can install the valve stem.

 

9. Place the tire on the rim and place tire sealant inside the tire.

 

10. (optional) Spray a little soapy water on the tire bead so it slides into place on the rim more easily.

11. Fill up the tire with air until the beads are fully seated.  Be careful not to over-inflate the tire.  If you fill the tire to max pressure and the beads are not seated, deflate the tire and apply more soapy water to the tire bead.

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