My local trails are littered with black thorns and since “going tubeless” around 3 years ago I haven’t look back. I have been using what was up until this weekend the industry standard and the team at Peatys wanted to put a stop to it so sent me a complete set up to install and review.
I’ve been sitting on these goodies from Peatys for a few weeks now, waiting for my new bike to arrive and being a tubeless convert for a number of years, I wasn’t going to risk a ride without these installed.
The quality of the product and the now instantly recognisable branding is the first thing that stands out. The rim tape is strong and sticky, the sealant glistens in the sun and the valves are a sight to behold when standing erect and proud from your rim. (Make your own jokes up, if I missed any.)
I installed the tape on my Marin San Quentin 3 stock wheels, with tubeless compatible 29mm rims. Applying the Rim Job was a pretty standard task especially as these are new wheels, so there was no grime or anything that required cleaning first. So starting a few inches past the valve hole, go once around and over lap by the same few inches.
The tape is super sticky but you can lift it and straighten as you go if you go off line a little – which I did plenty as the spoke holes are off centered in the rim and my fingers kept assuming they were in the middle. Doh!
The 30mm wide tape is perfect for these 29mm rims and a roll comes in 9 meters which should be enough to do 4 wheels.
The 40mm tall Tubeless Valves are really solid and look really cool with the little Peatys logo on them – even on the inside!
Using my trusty Airshot and Topeak Joe Blow track pump, the tyres pinged into place with ease.
One 25km ride and an over night standing later and the tyres are still inflated so I would say that’s a job well done. I’ll do an update after a few weeks/months to see how the sealant is holding up.
Thanks again to Peatys Products for sending me these to install/test.
Peatys Products also include lube and bike cleaning foam and are available in many stores or online.
Is one of these your LBS ? https://peatys.co.uk/stockists