The wheels are not tubeless compatible, but I’ve seen reports in some forums of success in doing a ghetto tubeless conversion with this specific rim. The rims are Alexrims DH19. Was definitely looking into doing this either with regular tires or with tubeless compatible ones (split tube or Gorilla tape).
Looks like I’ll have to shop around and see what’s available. Thinking of either the WTB Nano 40c or the Clement X’Plor MSO 700×40 now. I measured my rear fork and it has 53mm lateral clearance and 360mm vertical clearance so I think I can fit up to 700×50 (marginally).
Thanks for the inspiration! I’m new to bikepacking but hoping to do the COLT with some friends in early fall. I’m in the process of building myself a Chinese carbon bike (cyclocross frame, flat bar 1×10) so figured it’d probably be good for this trip as well. I’m pretty light at 150lb so I imagine I can still load up the bike a decent…[Read more]