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Old 03-20-2014, 12:12 PM   #1
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Thumb F800GS Tubeless Rims?

For my 14 F800GS I'm looking for a new set (not a rebuild) of very high quality tubeless rims. Any suggestions? Thx.
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:16 PM   #2
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:46 PM   #3
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Old 03-20-2014, 01:31 PM   #4
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Is that where he went? What a frog!

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Old 03-20-2014, 02:07 PM   #5
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These guys apparently distribute the Alpina tubeless wheels in the USA. They don't have prices here, but somewhere I saw them and they were around $2500 for the set if I remember correctly.


http://jcpakbikes.com/alpina_gs1200/index.html
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:22 PM   #6
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You can do that yourself on the rear. Plenty of "how to" examples to choose from. They all consist of sealing the spokes in the rim with some kind of silicone sealant and then wrapping it with tape. There is a tubeless kit for bicycles that will sell you what you need for a price.

For the front, you need a rim that has a safety bead for tubeless tires. Sun makes one. You will have to ask the wheel manufacturer if the F800 hub is compatible. If it is, mount it and seal it like the rear.

You will have to use tubeless valve cores.
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:45 PM   #7
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Ok.... so to pick up from our fallen french comrade, as he somewhat bailed.....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=911879

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=759024

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Old 03-20-2014, 03:38 PM   #8
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Question Alpina

Does anyone have any direct experience with the Alpina rims. For 2k I hope the are awesome quality.

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These guys apparently distribute the Alpina tubeless wheels in the USA. They don't have prices here, but somewhere I saw them and they were around $2500 for the set if I remember correctly.


http://jcpakbikes.com/alpina_gs1200/index.html
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:41 PM   #9
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Ok.... so to pick up from our fallen french comrade, as he somewhat bailed.....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=911879

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=759024

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Why did he bail? I was not privy to this treachery...
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:44 PM   #10
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Don't bother with Alpina, they are no better than Excel and when you buy Excel you can actually get replacement parts, and service, and a reputable company (not saying the US distributor for Alpina isn't, but Woody's is) to stand behind their product.

Go to Woody's. Excel rims, superlace, with billet hubs and new bearings and a sealed rear will run you just over $2k. They build to order. And if you buy new hubs you can sell your complete stockers for close to $1,000 to offset the cost. Or less and get a fast sale.
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Ok.... so to pick up from our fallen french comrade, as he somewhat bailed.....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=911879

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=759024

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sorry I kinda need to go undercover. Don't wan't to go into details but apparently you can't post an international package holding up with pinguin duct tape, smelling like nail polish
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Why did he bail? I was not privy to this treachery...
LOL... See post #11.....
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The question was about Tubeless rims. Woody uses Sun rims to do that. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=911879.

Whether they have the same spoke count or spoke angle is a question you will have to ask him. If it is doable, it will be a lot cheaper than a RAD hub.

Don't want a DIY conversion? get a price from him. If they can mounted on the stock hub, It will a lot cheaper than $2,200.
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I didn't know they use Sun rims up front. They do use excel in the back, my bike has one.

I still think it's better to pay for the new hubs and sell the stock wheels in the fm, you'll easily make back what the hubs cost, and it's a lot easier to sell than trying to sell just a rim, which will likely just collect dust in the garage. Plus there is no down time and riding season is upon us!
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